Preparing A Church Budget

                                   Preparing the Church Budget

                   Based on the BCMD Creating an Effective Church Budget

Matthew 28:19-20:  Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.  Teach them to obey everything I have commanded you.  Surely I am with you always even to the end of the age.


Purpose of Budget – Achieve our call as a church

Define those things that matter most

What has God called your church to be and to do.  Know who you are

Continually assess purpose & effectiveness of each ministry

Focus on people to impact lives

Pray through the budget process

Encourage giving commitment/Emphasize faithful stewardship

The budget must be supported by the church body

Build trust with the congregation/Communicate how finances are being utilized

Prepare a clear challenging budget proposal

Preparing a budget takes time and prayer. Ask God for direction

Follow a schedule: Planning, Proposals, Compile, Present, and Approve

Involve key leaders and ministry teams

Components of a church budget:

  • Missions:                             10-20%
  • Ministries:                           10-20%
  • Staff:                                   35-60%
  • Building Operations:            20-40%


Seek balance in the budget so ministry can be achieved

1 Peter 4:10:  Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others,  faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms.