Church budgeting pitfalls

Have you ever made mistakes in your church budgeting? It’s okay. We’ve all been there. The important thing to remember is that you can always adjust and do your best to rectify those mistakes. However, today we’d like to help you avoid those pitfalls completely. Because when you avoid some major church budgeting pitfalls, you’re…

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When it comes to thanking donors for their donations, good intentions are the pathway to failure. No one feels thanked because you had intentions to say “thank you.” They feel thanked because you actually thanked them. Many people skip this because it feels so overwhelming. But it doesn’t have to feel that way. You don’t have…

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There are two kinds of churches, and they’re revealed by the way they answer this question, regarding their giving strategy: How much money will your church bring in this year? Type 1 answers with a figure. Type 2 answers with something vague. The thing is, those Type 1 churches are usually correct in their confident,…

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Let me ask you a question: do you want to execute a successful fundraising campaign? Stupid question, right? It’s like one of those questions a college professor asks at the beginning of his first lecture to get you to pay attention in his class all semester… something like, “Do you want to succeed when you…

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52 times a year, you have the opportunity to link your congregation to God’s heart for generosity and your church’s mission in the community. But effectively connecting the dots requires planning. You must think about the offering time in advance.  Too many churches tack this on with little consideration. The worship leader mumbles a few…

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We don’t have to tell you the significance of Easter, nor that it tends to draw a big crowd. Significance and attendance: the two reasons we value and focus on our Easter services. Those same two reasons are why we should include a focus on a special Easter offering that Sunday. Why Focus on an…

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“You can always give without loving, but you can never love without giving” – Amy Carmichael Carmichael hits a valid point, but we know that church giving is complicated, multi-faceted, and requires a balanced approach. Your church needs a budget to keep the doors open, but money is a difficult topic to talk about, both from…

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This review of Rocket Donations, our new online tithing platform, comes directly from Keyla Wright, who’s on staff at InSoul Church in Fayetteville, North Carolina. Here she is with her team… This is her review of the product… Here’s a little insight.  We have been with Rocket nearly 4 years or so. When we initially…

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