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Budgeting

Does your ministry’s budget tell the same story as its mission statement?

I just read a blog post by T.J. Addington that made me want to give him an award. You can tell by the title that his point was simple: Does your ministry budget reflect your ministry priorities? But... [read more]

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3 Key Budgeting Principles

Budgeting is often seen as a necessary evil. It should never be. One big lesson from the Great Recession is that bad budgeting can lead your ministry to the brink of failure. Conversely, the process of building a good budget is essential for ministry success. Without a good budget to guide the use of... [read more]

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Advanced Budgeting for Ministry Organizations

Go beyond the principles of basic budgeting to examine the greater complexities of budgeting for larger ministries. By watching this webinar recording, you’ll learn the importance of accurately... [read more]

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Budgeting 101 for Ministry Organizations

When built and used properly, budgets can help your ministry plan for and stay focused on its highest priorities. By watching this webinar recording, you’ll learn specific steps for creating... [read more]

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Why Your Ministry Might Be Overspending

A finding in the 2012-2013 Compensation Handbook for Church Staff indicated that more churches operated in the black in 2011 than in 2010. While that is encouraging, I was alarmed by the percentage of churches that still spend more than... [read more]

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How to Budget in a Changing Economy

For years, budget planning followed the same pattern for many ministries: Review last year’s budget, gather all wish lists, and increase the budget accordingly. Then we were hit with the... [read more]

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