Simple or complex, detailed or general, granular or big picture? When it comes to creating a church budget, these are the pressing questions that can keep the financial team debating for hours, days, maybe even all fiscal year. Over the years, I've swung the pendulum from too … [Read more...] about Must Have Church Budget Categories
A few years ago, my wife and I celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary by taking our first cruise. I remember thinking this ship is huge; how will it ever get out of the harbor without hitting everything in its path. I know that James was talking about the power of the words our … [Read more...] about Why Your Church Needs a Church Budget
Imagine the chaos if your church was still trying to figure out if it was having a Christmas Eve service on December 23. Without even touching on divisive theological issues like Carols vs. contemporary songs, real candles vs. battery-powered, or a family service vs. children's … [Read more...] about What is a Church Budget?
In this series of interviews, called Industry Insiders, we talk with individuals from various industries to get some insight into their respective fields. Laurel Schumacher is the Chief Operating Officer at VitalChurch Ministry, a nonprofit organization that provides interim … [Read more...] about Industry Insiders: Interview with Laurel Schumacher, COO of VitalChurch Ministry
In the age of COVID-19, individuals and businesses are struggling financially. Families are having trouble making ends meet and small businesses are being forced to close their doors. Many churches are having a hard time as well. In some areas, church members are not allowed to … [Read more...] about How One Nonprofit Supports Struggling Churches in These Challenging Times