Church budgets are an extension of strategic ministry priorities, growth plans and the church’s mission and vision. The best budgets are based upon clearly-defined goals and objectives, and a well-conceived total church ministry action plan.
A good budget process builds full ownership and participation among pastors, staff, deacons, leaders and the church body. These sample budget development timelines illustrate how budgets are developed as an outgrowth of strategy planning:
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