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 my John's website.
Other resources on related themes:
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