Cutting Budgets

Yikes! Whether you blame it on the economy, apathy or poor communication, contributions are down. Something has to be cut from the church budget. What should you cut? Staff? Salaries? Programs? Technology?

Strategic Stewardship—So the Bucks Won’t Stop Here

November 1st, 2013|Comments Off on Strategic Stewardship—So the Bucks Won’t Stop Here

It has been said that there are three kinds of leaders—the kind that makes things happen, the kind that watches things happen, and the kind that asks, “What just happened?” The shifting economy demands that [...]

The Church and the Economic Crisis

December 6th, 2012|Comments Off on The Church and the Economic Crisis

The economy is on the front page of the news constantly and its effect has been felt in church circles. It has changed the way we do church, but the decrease in giving has not [...]

Leading with a Business and a Ministry Response

December 6th, 2012|Comments Off on Leading with a Business and a Ministry Response

Here’s the situation. Your giving to the General Fund is down, not to mention missions and other special giving. Some of your people are losing their jobs, and many others are in fear of that [...]

The Chapel’s Budget Cuts—The Downsizing Plan

December 5th, 2012|Comments Off on The Chapel’s Budget Cuts—The Downsizing Plan

Due to the failing economy and a decline in attendance numbers, The Chapel in Akron, Ohio needed to make budget cuts. They had to trim $760,000 from their staff budget ... which meant laying off [...]