At a recent elders’ meeting, our church administrator and the chair of our finance board joined the council to discuss how to prepare our 2019 budget. The finance chair said he was praying about four questions. He encouraged the elders and the congregation to join him in seeking God’s face regarding these issues.
Here are the questions if you would like to pray with us, or adapt them for your church’s use.
- What do we believe will be our level of giving in 2019? How much do we think God will provide?
- How should our budget be distributed? How much of the budget should go to staff, missions, ministries, maintenance, etc?
- How aggressive should we be in next year’s budget? How do we find the appropriate balance between self-reliance and faith-stretching?
- How can we best use the remaining funds in the parsonage proceeds account?