At the end of April I announced a new project I’m beginning to work on, a Church Budgeting Survey. While I’ll admit that at first pass a church budgeting survey may not seem very sexy, the results will be very helpful. At the end of the day my hope is to help churches make vision real, and if churches can begin to allocate their financial resources in a way manner that helps them move towards their vision, then the Kingdom wins!
I’m excited to let you know that since the release of the survey, responses have been coming in from churches of all kinds of sizes and denominational affiliations. Church plants, multisite churches and megachurches of more that 15,000 in attendance have all participated!
In a couple of weeks the research gathering phase of this project will be complete and I don’t want you or your church to miss out on the opportunity to participate.
The responses from this survey will allow churches to gain valuable information such as:
- What percentage of our budget should go towards Staffing, Operations, Ministry, and Missions?
- What is “normal” weekly giving at a church our size?
- How much debt do churches of similar size carry?
- Do these percentages change as the size of our church changes over time?
- How do different churches go about building their annual budget?
The more churches who participate, the more specific comparisons can be provided.
Benefits of participating: For those who participate, you’ll receive the full results in an executive summary before findings of the survey are made public! And, you’ll be provided with a copy of the data. No worries, the data will be sanitized to remove possible church-identifiers for anonymity. All for free. Thanks ahead of time for participating in the survey and for helping churches make vision real!
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