What do budgets actually tell us?

These new Training Notes set out the proper place of a church budget.  They show that a budget puts across:

  • an outworking of the church’s purpose and plan;
  • a statement of the church’s vision and faith;
  • a practical demonstration of the church’s values;
  • an assurance of wise stewardship;
  • a measure of spiritual health.

This is followed by a section of variations in budget construction and questions for discussion.  These notes are for leadership teams, not just the Treasurer, to demonstrate the importance of a church budget and its use in decision-making.

Training Notes TN108, What do budgets actually tell us?, are now available without charge on the Training Notes page of John's website.

Other resources on related themes:

Here are a selection of other resources on my website on themes linked to the above.  Items marked A are on the Articles page.  Items marked TN are on the Training Notes page.


A28          Rooms to let

A31           Helping people back to church

TN14        Setting up a Newcomers Team

TN83       The service isn’t over yet

TN86       Customer care for churches?


A7             Understanding stewardship

A16           Funding a capital project

A18           Administering church funds

TN19        Key words for a financial appeal

TN29       What’s your real church income?

TN98       An outline Church Financial Policy