Cutting Budgets

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Cutting Budgets 2016-10-12T10:59:21+00:00

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—FAQs for Board Members

December 5th, 2012|Comments Off on The Chapel’s Budget Cuts—FAQs for Board Members

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 [...]

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 [...]

The Chapel’s Budget Cuts—A Letter to those Downsized

December 5th, 2012|Comments Off on The Chapel’s Budget Cuts—A Letter to those Downsized

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 [...]

The Chapel’s Budget Cuts—The Note to the Congregation

December 5th, 2012|Comments Off on The Chapel’s Budget Cuts—The Note to the Congregation

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 [...]

The Chapel’s Budget Cuts—A Public Letter on Restructuring the Staff

December 5th, 2012|Comments Off on The Chapel’s Budget Cuts—A Public Letter on Restructuring the Staff

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 [...]

The Chapel’s Budget Cuts—Cutting $750,000 in Staff

December 5th, 2012|Comments Off on The Chapel’s Budget Cuts—Cutting $750,000 in Staff

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 [...]

Liquidity: Managing Ministry Funds During Tough Economic Times

December 5th, 2012|Comments Off on Liquidity: Managing Ministry Funds During Tough Economic Times

Managing ministry funds is a challenging responsibility, especially during tough economic times. In response to this challenge, Evangelical Christian Credit Union (ECCU) has published a number of articles on liquidity in Ministry Banking Today, a [...]

Liquidity: How Much is Enough?

December 5th, 2012|Comments Off on Liquidity: How Much is Enough?

We have all either heard or uttered the phrase, “How much is enough?” and the answer always seems to be, “Just a little bit more!” For ministries, resources are limited. Determining how much liquidity is [...]

Leading Your Staff and Church During Hard Times

December 5th, 2012|Comments Off on Leading Your Staff and Church During Hard Times

One of the hardest experiences I have ever had as an executive pastor is coming to the reality that our church will have to lay off a staff member. The burden hurts beyond words. It [...]

Let’s Prune Some Ministries!

December 5th, 2012|Comments Off on Let’s Prune Some Ministries!

Executive Pastors get excited about the opportunity to flex their catalyst muscles to launch ministries in the church. But most tend to lose enthusiasm when it comes time to do some pruning. Ministries are living [...]