Church leaders don’t need to be told that budgets matter. They know it.
Budgets set the pace for what a church considers important throughout a given year. Decisions made about spending determine how much staff members will get paid, how much will go to each ministry, how much will get set aside for reserves, and how much will go toward basic operations.
Of course, budgets aren’t simply about costs. They depend on giving and other areas of revenue. As church leaders look ahead to a new budget year, they need to be able to forecast expected income. This report will give you an inside look at how churches nationwide spend their money.