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Planning the annual church budget

By Rev. Dr. Perry Hopper & Rev. Dr. Sara Day The annual budget planning process can bring feelings of unease and concern for pastors and church leaders. The reality is that it costs money to do ministry effectively, and a carefully thought-out budget demonstrates a commitment to the missional goals of the church. We know […]

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Sustainability of facility stewardship at your church

facility budget plan

By Matthew Swain, RS Each year, through blistering summer heat and winter’s icy blast, the church’s roof deteriorates a little more. The carpet in the narthex and office becomes a little more worn and tired. The boiler, air-conditioning and elevator continue to age. The parking lot begins to crack. Real property — the buildings in […]

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Is your church reaching its budget?

By Nancy Lawson According to a recent Giving Rocket survey of churches, only 14 percent are meeting or exceeding budget. Knowing that churches rely entirely on donations to survive, not meeting the annual budget means critical mission work is in jeopardy of being underfunded. Fundraising for any non-profit organization has always presented challenges — and […]

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