OUR LEADERS IMAGINE

Our leadership community gathered a few weeks ago to talk about our 'Imagine' campaign & dream about what our church could accomplish if we pushed past our operating budget.

Here's the ideas we collected & wrote down!  Join the imagining on Twitter, IG & Facebook by using #ImagineFFBK

SMALL DREAMS $0-1k

  • Budgets for ministry teams and small groups like Queer Communion --J. Ny (?)
  • Budget to support small group hosts provide snacks beer wine etc-- Evan
  • Budget for small groups-- BJ
  • Website Directory-- Grace Dowd
  • Professional Directory and/or skill share-- Angelica
  • Digital Big A** calendar-- Ashley
  • Communication board-- LH
  • Monthly or semi-monthly church meals-- Angeica
  • Monthly/ quarterly brunch-- Mira
  • Rent a space for brunch monthly-- marybeth and ashley
  • Potlucks at the church--Susanne
  • Support for more Brooklyn servies that help low-income/at-risk kids-- Emem
  • Support Resources for families with children of special needs- Alexandra Wright
  • possibe partnership with NYC and other orgs i.e. contributing to programs-- WM (?)
  • Gluten Free Communion- Angelica
  • Earplugs (sensory overload) no name
  • Bring back Midrash- Jim Rohner
  • Increase staff salaries-- Grace Dowd
  • Skills training for FF leaders-- LH
  • Gluten Free Bagels- Grace Dowd
  • Espresso Machine-- Mira
  • Pronoun Pins for everyone- D Eng.
  • Google and FB apps- Ryan P.
  • Programs/calendars presented out and distributed during service-- Angelica
  • Midde School Ministry-- Robbie Eleazer
  • Teen ministry-- grace dowd, mira
  • More FREE kids events-- no name
  • support for families going through foster/adoption process--Alexandra Galvert
  • Cold brew and hipster baked goods-- Ryan P
  • Baptism at the beach-- Mira
  • Budget for deacons coffees with people-- BJ
  • Artist residency/grants-- Trey
  • Team building budget-- Breann
  • non "church" type event within local area-- produce music comedy-- Kevin Wright
  • not let the coffee go stale-- BJ
  • No running out of bagels on Sunday-- D Eng
  • Dinner for leaders at leadership community meetings-- Emem
  • Maybe pay for the writers guild breather--BJ
  • Self-regulating/ De-stimulating ara-- Angelica

MEDIUM DREAMS $1-5k

  • Raise for staff/hiring for more hours-- Katie Willis
  • Raises for staff (this should be on all three boards)--Carolyn
  • Mira salary-- Ryan P
  • Hire more part-time staff for operations-- Eric C.
  • Bonuses-- Ryan P
  • Staff Bonuses- Susanne
  • Ben salary-- Ryan P
  • Increase staff salaries more-- Grace Dowd
  • Caroline salary-- Ryan P
  • fundamentally rethink small groups make them more like mini-churches-- give them budgets-- Sarah N
  • stipend for SG events/fellowship/local outreach-- WON
  • Allowance to small group leaders-- Susanne
  • Small Group food budget-- Grace Dowd
  • Invest in theological education for staff-- Sarah N.
  • Paying for undoing racism, etc trainings for leadership community-- Sarah N
  • Training classes for ministry gifts-- preaching, prayer etc-- Jim
  • More training for deacons and leadership team-- BJ
  • Guest Workshop leaders (Yolanda wants to!)-- BJ
  • Guests mentors/speakers/writers for guilds-- BJ
  • Guest speakers- Ryan P
  • Guest Music-- Ryan P
  • "Care Emergency" funds-- medical expensiss, eyeglasses-- Susanne
  • Host meals for communities/groups in need--Ashley
  • more local "missional" giving eg homeless DV victims-- WON
  • help individuals and families overcome one-time unexpected hardships- Kevin Wright
  • more FCQ-- Mira
  • more FCQ-- Jim
  • Better tech for sound-- ff live better broadcast-- Angelica
  • Better live stream of service-- LH
  • Midrash 18 episodes-- Robbie K
  • Midrash! --Evan
  • FF Pay for brunch-- BJ
  • Newcomer website development-- Breann
  • New kidstuf material? --D Eng
  • more partnerships like AAFSC but for other causes as well Sarah N
  • video content for social and web-- Ryan P
  • more video presence online-- testimonials, sizzle reel, meet the team, etc-- Jim
  • Merch-- Ryan P
  • Cold Brew-- BJ
  • Kids summer camp-- Mira
  • Bring Guilds back and actually do something with them- BJ
  • More google and FB Ads-- Ryan P
  • More servies and/or events corresponding to church calendar (like good friday etc)-- Carolyn
  • Rehearsal space for the band-- D Eng
  • Budget for more parties and gatherings-- BJ
  • Advertising and SEO-- DEng
  • Graphic Designer-- Ryan P
  • Social media storyteller to help fund Humans of NY-like stories that connect dots for orgs-- Ben G
  • Publish FF liturgies and/or music-- D Eng
  • Environmental/conservation/protection projects--Trey
  • Guest Speakers-- Evan
  • rent storefront by the month- D office meeting space-- D Eng
  • conferences that explore leadership and staff to other stuff- Sara N

LARGE DREAMS $5k+

  • Salaries UP-- BJ
  • more staff! (PoC) + women-- BJ
  • Bump staff up to full-time pay-- D Eng
  • Increase staff salaries even more-- Grace Dowd
  • raise/bonus for staff- evan
  • elevate more staff to full time-- Robbie E
  • family retreat-- Mira
  • retreats-- Evan
  • more church retreats-- Sarah N
  • Wellness Retreat-- Mira
  • Leadership retreats-- Breann
  • NICE staff retreat for Jonathan, Mira, Caroline, Ben and Leadership Team-- Jen Ugolino
  • Sponsor existing national retreats/events-- no name
  • TedX or Open or Post-E or something (but really well done) BJ
  • montlhy FCQ or similar lectures/events- Carolyn
  • Better videographing of services-- BJ
  • Support families in need- Angela
  • medical funds for familes in need- Trey
  • Bigger annual party-- Grace D
  • Have a whole complex with child-care center, soup kitchens, teen/community center-- Angelica
  • Permenant locaiton-- build/buy a space-- Angela
  • Office Space-- Mira
  • Office-- Breann
  • Scholarships-- Ryan P
  • Upgrade SUnday service space- Eric C
  • Fund for people to help get therapy/counseling-- D Eng
  • Plant new churches in NYC- no name
  • slush fund lol-- grace dowd
  • College sholarships for seniors- Susanne
  • even more google and fb ads- Ryan P
  • Lock-Ins- Ryan P
  • send leaders to Left Hand-- BJ
  • Admin support staff member who coordinates with local communities and orgs and runs show up team-- Ben G
  • provide resources/liasons with churches/colleges who wnat to become affirming-- Carolyn
  • pride parade giveaways/promo items-- D Eng
  • new van? or alternative to van that would be easier?
  • publish- Ryan P
  • invest in cosial enterprise? WON
  • fund for needs of congregants medical emergency/brokers fee etc
  • brand new identity- Ryan P
  • Keep the Roulette longer (1:30?) BJ (?)
  • venue that are accessible to people throughout the week and staffed with peope who will promote forefront ideas in a non-church setting --KW
  • direct mail-- Ryan P
  • pride float- Grace Dowd