Often the Church Council will receive and review these at their monthly meetings. An advantage is that figures are clear. A disadvantage is that areas of ministry are presented as if they operate autonomously, disconnected from others. For instance, if we look at Administrative Expense and note that "copier rental" has increased, we don't see how that dollar figure is tied to areas of ministry that rely on this resource. Did it increase because we added additional bulletins for a growing worship attendance?