Five Things Church Leaders Need to Know about Ministry Finance

Episode #093
January 27, 2015
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Podcast Episode #093

Ministry finance is an area many pastors and church leaders lack adequate training. So today, Jonathan and I discuss five areas of finance of which every minister should be aware.

Some highlights from today’s episode include:

  • Churches shouldn’t be focused on money, but without it, there will be no ministry.
  • Pastors should at least know the broad parameters of the church budget.
  • It’s one thing to know what the budget is. It’s another thing to know if you are meeting budget with receipts.
  • Debt (or the lack of it) can radically change how a church can (or cannot) fund ministry with its budget receipts.
  • If there’s one financial ratio pastors need to know, it’s the weekly per capita giving.
  • Church leaders should stop being so shy and discuss stewardship of money.

The five things to know about church finances are:

  1. Know the church budget
  2. Know actual receipts
  3. Know personnel expenditures
  4. Know facility costs
  5. Know weekly per capita giving

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