When I think of Summer, I think about the kids being out of school, warm weather, more daylight to get things done (or have fun), hiking, hanging out with friends by the pool, lake, or ocean, and vacation. But, as the overseer of the finances of a church, I also think about how … [Read more...] about Summer Giving Slump Ideas to Increase the Church Budget
At this point, it does not matter if you are running a small business, giant organization, personal finances, or a church; it is impossible to ignore that costs keep going up. And not just the cost of non-essential or luxury items, essential goods like utilities, groceries, … [Read more...] about 3 Tips to Building a Church Budget During Times of Inflation
A fiscal year is a 12-month period businesses use for financial reporting and budgeting. Using a fiscal year is a common way to prepare financial statements. Our church begins its fiscal year in October and ends in September, just like the Federal Government. There are advantages … [Read more...] about Can Your Church Budget Survive Your Worst Quarter?
SARS-CoV-2, also known as the coronavirus or COVID-19, caught the world off gaurd in early 2020. As world leaders and health experts tried to work together to find a strategy to contain it, it raged on. More than two years later, it's no secret that the ripple effect of the … [Read more...] about How the Church Budget Helps to Retain Your Staff Through Benefits
In the 1946 Frank Capra film, It's a Wonderful Life, when Uncle Billy loses the $8,000 deposit, it causes George Bailey to lose hope. In the movie, God sends Clarence, George's guardian angel, down to earth to help restore his hope. In their first encounter, George asks … [Read more...] about Surprising Ways to Increase the Church Budget