FIVE WAYS YOUR CHURCH BUDGET MAY BE BROKEN

ThomRainer.com | 1/27/2015 | Staff
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Many churches are in the midst of their annual budgeting. Thom and Sam discuss five ways your church budget might be broken. Included in this episode are topics like processes, facility costs, personnel costs, and resourcing outward-focused ministry.

Budgeting - Process - Stale

The budgeting process is old and stale.

The church has not seriously examined its facility costs.

Church - Personnel - Costs

The church has not seriously examined its personnel costs.

Expenditures are almost all inwardly-focused.

Highlights

Other highlights:

Zero based budgeting forces your church to re-think every expenditure.

Maintenance

The longer you defer church maintenance costs the more expensive they may become.

Making personnel changes in a church doesn’t always mean deleting positions. Personnel changes could mean changing job descriptions.

Senior - Pastor - Staff - Members

Senior Pastor’s can’t ask staff members to be outwardly focused if they don’t resource them to be outwardly focused.

Resources:

Mission - Southeastern - Baptist - Theological - Seminary

The mission at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary is to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ by equipping students to serve the church and fulfill the Great Commission. The school offers...
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