Bible congregation Venray

English Nederlands


General information

Name: Bijbelgemeente Venray
RSIN: 818979227
IBAN: NL76 INGB 0006219844
KVK: 14127002

Contact information

Visiting address: Kruidenlaan 161, 5803 BV Venray
Phone number: 06-3891SPAM0603


The Bible congregation Venray is managed by the leadership team consisting of elders, supported by three deacons, namely the treasurer, the secretary and a deacon outreach. The elders are elected by and from the members of the congregation for a period of 4 years.

Aims and vision

The congregation aims to:

  1. Be an evangelical church in Venray and surroundings;
  2. Take care of each other;
  3. Introduce Jesus Christ to people who don’t know Him yet;
  4. Bring up the congregation to spiritual maturity, so that the congregation is able and willing to serve;
  5. Glorify God together in our gatherings.

The vision of the congregation is that people individually and the society as a whole will discover the purpose of life through knowing and acknowledging God as creator of heaven and earth. Furthermore, individuals and society will find joy and inner peace in the relationship with God. God reveals himself through his Word, the Bible.

Policy plan

The open services are at the heart of the congregation. The services are held on Sunday mornings in a building called 't Stekske, starting at 10.00 am. After the gathering, which includes time for singing and praying together, and listening to a speaker, there is the opportunity to socialize and drink coffee/tea. The leadership team supervises the various activities and is accountable for these activities.

Reward policy

The local volunteers receive no compensation. The speakers on Sunday morning in the church service receive an allowance plus travel expenses. The fee differs. This depends on whether someone is a speaker by profession (eg pastor) or whether someone speaks while this person also has a regular job. Own speakers and members who perform tasks do not receive any compensation.

Account of the activities

Public meetings every Sunday morning at 10:00 am. In addition, there are special services on Christian holidays.

In the 2022-2023 season: meeting evenings with a number of plenary thematic Bible study evenings.

Bible study circles (Boxmeer, Horst-Hegelsom, Stevensbeek).

A general meeting of members at least once a year.

Initiatives to support asylum seekers in the Netherlands and spreading the gospel overseas (mission).

Planned expenses

Our church congregation provides itself with the necessary financial means to bear the costs of the (public) activities. Bijbelgemeente Venray does not receive subsidies. The financial state of the congregation is accounted for to the members and frequent visitors of the congregation once per year. When means would dry out, this group would be requested to supply necessary means.

The costs mainly comprise of the rent of the meeting room, payment of speakers, and support of people and activities in the domains of care, development aid and proclamation of the gospel.

Short state of income and expenses including brief explanations



Donations and collections € 23.598
Interest € 6


Rent of meeting rooms € 3.585
Consultant € 14.944
Expenditure on church services, bible studies and other activities € 6.547
Contribution to overarching denomination € 498
Development aid and mission € 2.230
Work groups € 469
Website, bank costs en secretariat € 343

The realization for 2022 is in line with the budget. On balance, 2022 ended with a negative balance of € 5.152. This balance is the result of hiring a consultant (until August 2022). The loss has been deducted from the reserve.

Budget for 2023


Donations and collections € 24.000
Interest € 100


Rent of meeting rooms € 3.500
Consultant € 0
Expenditure on church services, bible studies and other activities € 9.200
Contribution to overarching denomination € 720
Development aid and mission € 3.600
Work groups € 1.300
Website, bank costs and secretariat € 420

We expect revenues to remain approximately the same as in 2022. Particularly due to the loss of the consultant costs, expenses are expected to be lower than in 2022 and we expect a positive result of € 5.200.