Financial Strategies for Churches

Over 80% of American churches today can sum up their challenges in four simple words: We need more money! At the same time, consistently across the chart, some 95% of the finances never leave the local congregation, being spent on the local church’s needs and goals. It is simply the reality of the world in which we live. If your church is growing through a ministry plateau because of finances, churchinfluence.com can connect you with leading experts in church finances who can advise you on budget management and fund raising.

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WHY CHURCHES GO BROKE?
1. Pastors do not teach principles of financial stewardship from the Bible
2. Financial issues are generally ignored hoping to go away on their own
3. Lack of budget focus allowing money to go to too many streams
4. Seasons of offering and fund raisings are not planned
5. The debt of the church is greater than its’ income
6. Prosperity is not viewed as a Biblical doctrine
7. Members are not committed to tithing

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17 Responses to Financial Strategies for Churches

  1. Troy Day
    Troy Day June 25, 2018 at 6:17 am #

    anyone out there know anything about that? Steve Maxwell Terry Wiles Timothy K. Wiebe anyone at all?

  2. Timothy K. Wiebe
    Timothy K. Wiebe June 25, 2018 at 9:44 am #

    I only know how we operate

  3. Terry Wiles
    Terry Wiles June 25, 2018 at 10:01 am #

    Probably true about most churches. In ours we monthly support 40 plus missionary, have built over 100 churches in the USA and in foreign countries, have trained over 300 ministers through established Bible Institutes using “Faith and Action” materials and are expanding our local reach by planting a second campus.

    Yes, it is true that money is important but money is not the challenge. The challenge is getting God’s people united behind the cause of Christ in reaching the lost. If God can get it through you, God will get it to you.

    http://www.faithandactionseries.org/

  4. Troy Day
    Troy Day June 25, 2018 at 4:55 pm #

    Terry Wiles All surveys on the ChurchInfluence.com were designed by the Purpose Driven church (to my knowledge). Which one did not fir your multi cultural community? From what I have read they are the best fit for multicultural multi ethnic and multi campus congregations

  5. Terry Wiles
    Terry Wiles June 26, 2018 at 12:05 am #

    Option given is majority white, black, Hispanic, etc. Those three are statistically equal in our multi cultural community. Attendance numbers are not reflective of our church. It seems to be designed for a mid-size congregation that is not truly multi-cultural.

  6. Troy Day
    Troy Day June 26, 2018 at 6:12 am #

    Terry Wiles you just characterized the average congregation in America today Just proves nothing is missing

  7. Terry Wiles
    Terry Wiles June 26, 2018 at 7:04 am #

    Troy Day, no… they just characterized the average congregation in America today. That’s why their multiple guess options for answers are not applicable.

  8. Troy Day
    Troy Day June 26, 2018 at 7:11 am #

    But this only makes them proper. It will be a very bad survey move to reach to the smaller numbers and give them priority more than the majority. The survey takes a look at all churches and what it reflects seems to be the majority picture. How would you improve it?

    • Terry Wiles
      Terry Wiles June 26, 2018 at 10:18 am #

      Add and “other” option with a comment box.

    • Troy Day
      Troy Day June 26, 2018 at 11:19 am #

      Not my survey to add or redesign. Sattleback did this many years ago as part of their purpose driven church It is based on information far more superior than our level of information. How would adding that option improve the survey in your opinion?

    • Terry Wiles
      Terry Wiles June 26, 2018 at 12:10 pm #

      Enable some to accurately respond instead of choosing and option that is not true.

    • Troy Day
      Troy Day June 26, 2018 at 1:54 pm #

      But does it reflect on the actual statistics? What would other be? A completely ethnic congregation or else?

    • Terry Wiles
      Terry Wiles June 26, 2018 at 2:03 pm #

      I gave you a specific example. My totally no majority congregation of blacks, whites, and browns. Which, by the way, is reflective of the community.

      Several other questions also have no answer to choose from an remain statistically accurate.

      A one ethnic middle size church or small church is the scope of that survey.

    • Troy Day
      Troy Day June 26, 2018 at 2:19 pm #

      Terry I am looking at the trends of thousands of churches that have taken the survey and cannot make up what you are saying. Maybe you and I are looking at different screens?

      Predominant membership ethnicity
      White
      Black
      Hispanic
      Asian
      Other…

      http://churchinfluence.com/trends/

  9. Troy Day
    Troy Day June 27, 2018 at 5:01 am #

    Terry Wiles Did we miss anything?

    Predominant membership ethnicity
    White
    Black
    Hispanic
    Asian
    Other…

    http://churchinfluence.com/trends/

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