9 Principles For Creating An Annual Budget In A Small Church
With the possibilities for small church budgeting being so flexible, are there guidelines that are universal? I believe so. Here are nine of them.
Karl Vaters. Read as Single PagePage 1 of 3. Image: rawpixel | Unsplash. 0; tweet; email; print. Big churches and small churches design their budgets very differently.
No, A Church’s Budget Is Not Always A Reflection Of Their Priorities
Compassion, worship, discipleship and evangelism don’t need to be in the budget to be a priority. They just need to happen.
What is amazing in many small churches is not how little money goes into the budget for benevolence, outreach, discipleship curriculum and mercy ministries, but how much of that kind
All Churches Make Mistakes, Why Do Ours Feel Fatal?
Christ is with us when we suit up again, even though we fell flat on our face the last time we went on the field.
growing churches regularly make mistakes, but those mistakes don't seem to affect their forward motion at all. To make matters worse, some pastors don't just make small mistakes, they
Why Most Small Churches Don’t Use (Or Need) An Organizational Chart
When small churches follow a strict Org Chart, people end up filling positions instead of operating within their talents, gifts and passion.
When small churches follow a strict Org Chart, people end up filling positions instead of operating within their talents, gifts and passion. Innovative Ministry
What You Need to Know About Compensation Surveys
Used correctly, good surveys are helpful tools for setting fair and reasonable compensation.
data gathering and statistical analysis are used to determine how much other churches, nonprofits, or and applying survey data—which can be a significant problem for small staffs with
Is Church Growth The Best Way To Make More Disciples In Your Neighborhood?
In addition to “how can we break through to the next size level?” we need to ask “is bigger really better in this situation?"
Because I minister to small churches, I'm often asked, “aren't you worried, that by supporting small churches you'll be encouraging churches that could grow, to stay small instead?”. Yes.
“Small Churches Are Better Than Big Churches!” No. Just… No.
Some people prefer small churches over big churches. I do, too. But our personal preferences are not universal truths.
Some people prefer small churches over big churches. I do, too. Christian UnityJune 15, 2018. “Small Churches Are Better Than Big Churches!” No. Just… No.
The Illusion Of Pastoral Control In A Small Church
If you’re a small church pastor who’s been frustrated with your inability to gain control of the church, stop trying. There's a better way.
Small ≠ Controllable. Small churches can be wonderful places in which to serve, worship, fellowship and minister. Also, history plays a stronger role in established small churches.
Want Real Church Growth? Don’t Fill Your Building, Empty It
Churches emptying out into their community to share the good news is a greater sign of effective ministry than an increase in church attendance will ever be.
Our world doesn't need bigger churches or filled-up small churches. We need nations. Our world doesn't need bigger churches or filled-up small churches. We
Celebrating 50,000 Baptisms – No Matter How Many Churches It Takes
Saddleback Church deserves to be honored for baptizing 50,000 people over the last 38 years. But we should never limit our attention to churches with outsized numbers.
Small Church MinistryAugust 22, 2018. Celebrating 50,000 Baptisms – No Matter How Many Churches It Takes Saddleback Church deserves to be honored
The Biggest Misunderstanding About Small Church Pastors
We don't have a limited vision. Our best contributions to Christ’s kingdom happen to be in a smaller setting.
Image: Doug Orleans | Flickr. 0; tweet; email; print. There are a lot of misunderstandings about small churches and the people who pastor them. That we're a
Bigger? Or Better? Yes, Your Church Has A Choice
“It’s easy to fall into the trap of thinking that if you’re maximizing growth, you’re also maximizing success.” (Bo Burlingham, in Small Giants)
But there are thousands of private companies (small churches) that don't grow much, if at all, and … they're often quite healthy. “What about the concept of 'getting to the next level'?
Small Church Essentials Is Here!
It’s not about wanting churches to be small; it’s about wanting small churches to be great.
It's not about wanting churches to be small; it's about wanting small churches to be great. Karl intro: This is a book about small churches. For small churches.