How to Create a Useful Evangelism Budget for Your Church

Episode #836
January 16, 2024
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Many churches give to missions through the operating budget. But what about funds for the work of evangelism in the community? On this episode, Thom and Sam discuss the importance of allocating a portion of the budget for evangelism. The co-hosts give some practical tips on how much this budget line item should be and what should go into it.

    • The budget is a great place to determine a church’s priorities.
    • If evangelism is a priority, then the church should fund the work.
    • Consider splitting the evangelism budget into thirds: training people, digital resources, and gifts for neighbors.
    • A great digital resource is Good News Neighbors.
    • Plan on at least four major emphases a year to help change the culture.
    • Starting small is better than not at all.
    • Consider putting a layperson in charge of the budget and empowering them to be the gatekeeper for implementation.


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