"excel in this grace of giving" (2 Cor. 8:7)

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The Church Budget

A budget is a tool for planning and controling expenditure but, more than that, it is our mission in numbers. Our budget is where the rubber hits the road, where we make clear the priorities of our church. The simple Giving in Grace budget helps identify the financial challenge: the money that makes mission and ministry possible.
A budget is like the operating system in a computer. It must be there and it must work well but what grabs people's attention is not the budget but the ministry it makes possible. A budget cannot simply recreate yesterday: last year but a little more expensive. We don't want tiny incremental increases on last year but generous giving to release ministry and service. This simple budget is not intended to replace focused annual budget planning. The aim is to capture the mission aims of the case and to identify the financial target that will inform the Gift Array.