church finances

3 Financial Mistakes Your Church May Be Making . . . And How to Avoid Them – Christian Article

Photo by NORTHFOLK on Unsplash Maybe this describes you. Research shows that 66% of senior pastors love teaching and preaching, but in small churches especially, pastors have to wear many other hats they are less excited about. Like financial decision-maker. Around 20% of the same group said that the church budget is the most stressful part of their job. And chances are, most pastors (not just that 20%) would cut budgeting from their role entirely if they could. Preparing an annual budget can…

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While Some Churches are Run Like Corporations, Many are Completely Inefficient

While Some Churches are Run Like Corporations, Many are Completely Inefficient It’s Saturday and right now I’m working to help a church that is trying to “burn off” parts of their budget before year-end. It’s not a business (working) day, and Monday (New Year’s Eve) is only a half-day. They’ve left everything to the last minute. The very, very last minute. Part of this is because, when it comes to purchasing, many local churches don’t have a purchasing department. They have…

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