A church’s budget is a good litmus test for how the church is following God’s purposes. Review your church purpose and then hold the budget up against it asking yourself the following questions. . . .
God designed the Church to function as a Body in an interdependent and unified way wherein everybody is a valuable and needed part. — Why should the budget be placed outside of His design? . . .
Foster a Culture of Interdependence even when doing a budget. As leader, you should not try to do it all and then merely present “your” agenda . . .
When asking if your church budget reflects the Great Commission, I am not referring to how much money goes to missions, although that could be a part of it. There’s so much more to the Great Commission than missions. Let’s break down Matthew 28:18-20 and ask ourselves some strategic questions on how it relates to budgeting. . . .
We’ve established that the church budget should . . . Once the budget is completed and approved, we move into the next stage of functioning within that budget. This part becomes even more challenging. What do we do if . . .
In a previous post we questioned how we are to know how to manage finances, particularly when income and expenses go over or under budget. If we truly want to live out God’s purposes, design, and commands for the Church, we need to know His heart in all matters. We need to take a Christ-like approach to all we do, including financial matters. Prayer is fundamental to that kind of approach. By praying . . .