Like harbingers of doom, it seems every news outlet finds great delight in reporting on the impact of the downturn in the market. Here are a few recent highlights from US News & World Report: The S&P 500 is down almost 20%; Per the latest April 2022, the CPI … [Read more...] about Retirement Planning in Church Budgets
It's late May, which means a few things are about to happen in Southern California; school is about to end, summer weather is starting to rear its head, and budget season is kicking off at my church. Yes, our fiscal year officially runs October through September, but I have … [Read more...] about Church Budget – Staffing Levels
As I approach a tee box, I start by looking for a flat spot with few divots. You'd be surprised how many tee boxes slant. I tee my ball up to the appropriate height, depending on the club I'm going to use, then I stand directly behind the ball, imagining my ball flight and where … [Read more...] about Does Your Church Have A Pre-Budget Routine?
I was just a kid, but I remember when the first astronauts landed on the moon and how much I wanted to be an astronaut. I was around in the 1970s to see the gas shortage and waiting in line to get gas, but that's okay because there was some fantastic music back then. I recall the … [Read more...] about 5 Post-Pandemic Church Budget Tips
Unlike many large corporations and big businesses, most churches do not have the luxury of a Human Resources expert on staff. But, I believe that Oliver Wendell Holmes once said, "Ignorance of the law is no excuse for breaking it." And when it comes to paying people, depending … [Read more...] about How Pay Types Impact a Church Budget