Funding 2016 Vision

Each year our Budget Committee (a subcommittee of the Board of Directors) puts together a budget for the upcoming year for all the ministries.  This is the proposed budget that the Budget Committee is seeking to raise during the Giving Thanks Offering.



Celebrate Recovery in the Women’s Jail
Vivian Roman

I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me. (Matthew 25:36)

A non-judgmental, encouraging group who seeks to help others recover from habits, hang-up’s, and hurts.

Needs for 2016:

  • $170/month 10 Recovery Bibles
  • $20/month Composition Books
  • $5/month Lined Paper
  • $12/month Pens

TOTAL: $3,024


Discovery Kids Children’s Ministry
Woody & Jessica Miller

Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these. (Matthew 19:14)

Our mission with Discovery Kids is to point them in God’s direction and to teach them about His love, grace and mercy. Also, to give them a safe place both physically and mentally, for them to know and feel they are loved in this community of Christ followers.

 Needs for 2016:

We are looking for servers to teach/help/love/spend time with the kids for only one service per month. 

  • $50/month Snacks and drinks
  • $300/year Special events & parties  
  • $200/New music & videos
  • $50/month /Supplies

TOTAL = $1,700


First Impressions
Henry Vargas

We ought therefore to show hospitality to such people so that we may work together for the truth. (3 John 1:8)

Our ministry is to connect people to each other and to Jesus by showing love and acceptance and inclusiveness.  We do this not only on Sundays but as a way of living in the world.

Needs for 2016:

  • Coffee mugs, printing literature
  • Gifts packages for friends and neighbors.
  • Come and See food and supplies.

 TOTAL: $5,000


Golden Gate Park Homeless Ministry
Anahit Gabrielyan

I was hungry and you fed me. (Matthew 25)

Our mission is to use food and clothing as a way of displaying God’s love to God’s lost children and inviting them back into his family. As we anticipate the Coming of Christ, God will raise up dis­ciples among the homeless and poor, who are often ignored and even forgotten by others. These beloved sons and daughters truly understand God’s love. They will testify that they have been lost and then found, were dead and now are alive. We are called to help them discover their testimony.


Needs for 2016:

  • $200/month for pizza
  • $100/month for cups and hot chocolate
  • $200/month for socks, blankets, gloves, etc.
  • $100/month for bibles

TOTAL = $7,200


SF Lighthouse Active
Gabriella Chavarin

 Since our inception, Lighthouse Active has transformed tremendously. We have learned to be sensitive to God's direction, the needs of our church, and city.   We connect with our city, friends and neighbors through fitness and outdoor activities.   We have put on 5K runs, Hikes, Bike-to-Worship, Volleyball Tournaments, Obstacle Courses as means of connecting people both within our church community and our city community. 

Needs for 2016:

  • Food Supplies
  • Sports Equipment
  • Park Rentals

TOTAL: $1,000

Men’s Jail Discipleship
Vahram Gabrielyan

I was in prison and you visited me. (Mat­thew 25:36)

The purpose of the jail ministry is to share God’s love with inmates. We don’t just want to talk about the God in the Bible, but we want them to know the God who exists and loves each and every one of them. In 2014, we want to see every inmate in county jail experience God’s love and share it with one another. We want to see every inmate become a disciple of Jesus Christ, talk about God within the cell-blocks, and start living as He did.

Needs for 2016:

We need fellow Christians willing to visit the jails and share God’s love. We don’t need any money. We need disciples who are willing to serve once a month, or as often as God calls them to.


Missional Studio
Dorothy Bair

This project involves converting a vacant space on the 2nd floor of 1337 Sutter into a “missional studio” that would serve as a livable space for missionar­ies or interns to live that are actively working at or serving alongside of San Francisco Lighthouse. In order to make this space a functioning studio/apart­ment, there is some construction and upgrade work that needs to be done.  Over the past two years we have raised roughly $30,000.00 but with surging construction costs and permits we need to raise more.

Needs for project completion in 2016:

  • TOTAL Construction Cost: $50,000.00
  • TOTAL Raised:  $30,000.00

TOTAL Needed:  $20,000.00


Playtime Nursery Ministry
Jonathan and Shanna Travis  

Now people were even bringing their babies to Him for Him to touch. Luke 18

Our mission with the Nursery is simple: to love on the babies (infants to age 3 still in diapers) and allow their mothers and fathers a bit of a break to relax in the Lord. We coddle, engage and entertain the babies while giving their parents a break for the second Gathering.

Needs for 2016:

Mostly, we would love volunteers! Help support the Nursery with your time. We need your help to care for the babies one or more Sunday services a month. Seeking loving, caring and gentle spirits, and baby/toddler experience a plus! We would ben­efit from those interested in serving in the Nursery on the 1st, 3rd, 4th and sometimes, 5th Sunday of the month.

  • $200 Diaper changing station
  • $150 Simulcasting in Nursery
  • $200/month hire infant nurse to watch babies
  • $33/month Snacks for toddler

TOTAL: $3,150.00


Visual/Audio Ministry
Rene Martinez

Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. (Colossians 3:16)

Our ministry is to support the worship experiences so that there are fewer distractions and we can more easily focus on God, hear the word and experience the Presence of Jesus.   We also serve the other churches who use our space by making it easy for them to come in and use our equipment with a quick turnaround.

Needs for 2016:

  • Cordless microphones
  • Speaker Repair
  • Sound Technicians

TOTAL: $5,000


Worship & Arts Ministry
Amanda Perez

Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. (Colossians 3:16)

Our hope is to connect others to God through Spirit-led, creatively driven worship experiences in and outside the walls of our worship gathering space.

Needs for 2016:

$23,600 - Stage Lighting, Musi­cians, Instruments, Systems support, and event funding (Easter, Christmas, Gospels Sundays)

TOTAL: $23,600

 Yeled Student Ministry
Kiki Mwiti, Jerusalem Garner, Logan Miles

The promise is to you and your children and to all who are afar off even as many as the Lord our God shall call. (Acts 2:39)

Our purpose is to create a space where we, Junior and Senior High School students, can learn Jesus’ ways in our language and prepare to reflect him to our generation.

 Needs for 2016:

  • $800 (food activities supplies)
  • $700 (Training Material for student development)

TOTAL: $1,500.00