Nevada is not about the economy of the world, but the economy of the Kingdom.
The Diocesan Budget
The Diocese of Nevada has an Operating Budget of $782,900 for 2018. The Operating Budget is presented annually by the Standing Committee for approval at the Diocesan Convention. To view the 2018 budget click HERE.
The Diocese of Nevada seeks to maintain a frugal budget for its operations. As in most dioceses, the largest source of income is parish apportionment pledges (Diocesan Asking) shown in the budget as Assessment Income. The breakdown of income in the 2018 budget is depicted below.
In the diocesan budget, the largest expense is staffing, consisting of salaries for the Bishop, the Canon for Congregational Vitality, and diocesan office staff. The Diocese of Nevada continues to pay its full apportionment to the Episcopal Church, which is contained in the budget under Wider Church Expenses. The breakdown of expenses in the 2018 budget is shown below.
Our Unique Treasure
“For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” Matthew 6:21
Galilee Episcopal Camp and Retreat Center is a treasure close to the hearts of many Nevadans.
Galilee Episcopal Camp and Retreat Center has served generations of Nevada families for nearly 100 years. Galilee was founded in 1920. In 1948, St. John’s in the Wilderness Church was relocated from Goldfield, Nevada to serve as the camp chapel. Since the early 1960’s, St. John’s has also served a congregation and is a Parish.
In the last 20 years, Galilee has seen rapid growth with improved facilities and additional programming. In addition to the thriving summer camping program, Galilee has hosted the Great Basin Outdoor School since 2004. This program provides week-long residential science camp experiences for 5th and 6th graders from local schools. Today, Galilee accommodates over 70 different retreats throughout the year for groups ranging in size from 10 to 80 people. Many Episcopal parishes hold retreats at Galilee and most congregations send campers during the summer. Almost all of the parishes in the Diocese donate to the Galilee Campership Fund for children who cannot afford full tuition.
As we look to the future, we anticipate continued growth for both the retreat center and summer camp program. In 2017, we held a successful capital campaign to provide funds for a major renovation and expansion of the lower dormitory. This project will enable Galilee to provide Americans with Disabilities Act-accessible lodging for the first time, improve the comfort and privacy in the bathrooms, and increase meeting space. All of this enables Galilee to accommodate more groups on the property. As we plan for our 100thbirthday in 2020, we anticipate starting a more ambitious capital campaign to fund a new dining hall and welcome center. This project will ensure the Galilee’s success for generations to come.
For more information visit Galilee’s website.
—Stuart Campbell, Executive Director