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Putting together a budget isn't always the most fun thing on your calendar but a healthy ministry will steward money well. This template will help you get a head start for that next budget meaning.
Every department should have a working budget to help guide ministry decisions. The download folder below contains budget templates for different ministry departments for your church to use and edit to fit your needs. Check them out before your next budget meeting.
In this video Raymond Hudson shares about how to get a church plant dialed in financially especially when resources are tight. Having planted in one of the most expense regions of the country Ray brings a unique perspective on financial health in every context.
In this video Raymond Hudson from City Center Church shares about what kind of purchases are needed and how to prioritize spending before the launch of your church.
It's not uncommon for church planters to have other sources of income than pastoral ministry. Sometimes a side hustle can help make ends meet or pay off debt. In this video, Tory Farina shares some of the benefits of having a side hustle and how to fit it into your ministry schedule.
A lack of budgeting will prevent any ministry from being sustainable long term. You do not need an accounting degree to put together a solid ministry budget. In this video Rollie Dimos, Director of Internal Audit for the Assemblies of God national office shares 5 steps to putting together a strong ministry budget.
Handling money is more than good practice, it is a stewardship that ministers are accountable for. In this video, Rollie Dimos, Director of Internal Audit for the Assemblies of God national office, gives basic principles for financial controls in your church. These principles will provide accountability and protect the church from abuse. Best of all - you don't need to be an accountant to understand them.
One of the difficulties of the COVID-19 pandemic has been the financial stress it has placed on churches. In this video, Mike McCrary interviews Mike Carlton, lead pastor of Bloom Church about how to maintain financial momentum and make resources go further during this economic slump.
Recently the US Government announced the CARES-Act, which has assistance for small businesses. This also includes churches. APLOS accounting has built and provided for free a loan calculator with instructions to easily track covered expenses. They have also provided a quick overview of the CARES-Act for easy reference.
Easter is one of the biggest outreach events of the year. For many people, this is one of the few times a year where people are open to trying church for the first time or inviting someone. Having tools in place to help with communication and invites and follow-up will help keep people from falling through the cracks. This sample marketing plan and budget will help you and your team get an idea of how to plan well for this coming Easter.