Money is often our least favorite thing to talk about in churches. We are institutions of the spirit and body. We are here to serve. But in order to serve, we must become a part of the world and that means being a good steward of your church finances.
Why Do I Need a Church Budget?
The money coming into your church is being given by your devoted congregation in the good faith that it will be used for the betterment of the church and the community. A budget allows you to keep track of where every dollar is coming in and going out, which allows you to identify any areas that could be made more efficient and ensure that the money is being well spent.
A thoughtful budget also ensures that every ministry program is receiving the support and funding it needs to be successful and that no programs are being overlooked.
The Benefits of a Church Budget
Track money coming in
Track money going out
Protects essential ministries
Protects you from unnecessary debt
Allows you to invest in the future
How CHC Can Help With Church Finance
If you do not already have a congregation budget, your CHC consultant will help you create one. If you do have a budget already in place, we can help you review that budget and find opportunities for improvement and streamlining. This includes:
Once you have a solid budget in place, we can also help you develop and implement strategies to improve your church’s income and donations, including:
Every church will have its own unique strengths and offerings for its community–these are just a few examples of the kinds of programs and strategies we help our clients create. CHC takes church finance seriously, because, as gardeners, your growth is limited by how much you can invest in the soil and fertilizer your seeds are planted in.
Learn more by contacting The Center for Healthy Churches today.