Every church is different. Some are part of a large denomination like Catholics, Baptists, Methodists, Assembly of God, Episcopalians, Lutherans, etc. Others are non-denomination and operate without a denomination's structure, backing, or affiliation. And to make it even more … [Read more...] about Should a Church Budget Include Elder Board Expenses?
When my wife and I married back in 1989, one of the ways we demonstrated our new "oneness" was by combining our financial resources and working together to allocate our spending. The truth is, it was challenging; we didn't make much money, didn't know much about budgeting, and … [Read more...] about Sustainability and Church Budget Compensation
For many churches, attendance and donations have not returned to pre-pandemic numbers. According to the Wall Street Journal, in-person church attendance dropped 30%-50% compared to pre-pandemic attendance. Not many organizations, let alone a non-profit or a church, can weather … [Read more...] about Using the Four E’s to Help the Church Budget
My youngest daughter uses the word "tricky" interchangeably when describing something unfavorable, challenging, or complicated to understand. For example, when I ask her how the interview for a new position went, she replies, "it's tricky to know." At first, I wasn't a fan of the … [Read more...] about Church Budget – Faith vs. Planning
Our church purchased and occupied a 54,000-square-foot industrial building in 2004 that we still call "home" today. It was such an exciting time filled with joy and anticipation. Everything was fresh and new - paint, carpet, chairs, sound system, lighting, decor, and even people. … [Read more...] about How the Church Budget Can Promote Unity