This step-by-step guide to healthy habits of church finances will help church leaders focus their best creativity, leadership, and energy on advancing their mission. Written for committee members, key leaders, pastors, and staffs, this is a detailed account of budgeting and fund-raising, complete with charts and questionnaires.
About the Author
KENNON L. CALLAHAN, researcher, professor, and pastor-is one of today's most sought-after church consultants. He has worked with thousands of congregations around the world and has helped tens of thousands of church leaders and pastors through his dynamic workshops and seminars. Author of many books, he is best known for his groundbreaking study Twelve Keys to an Effective Church, which has formed the basis for the Mission Growth Movement, a widely acclaimed program for church renewal. Callahan has earned the B.A., M.Div., S.T.M., and Ph.D. degrees. His doctorate is in Systematic Theology. He has served both rural and urban congregations in Ohio, Texas, and Georgia and taught for many years at Emory University. Ken and his wife of over forty years, Julie, have two children, Ken and Mike, and three grandchildren, Blake, Mason, and Brice. They enjoy the outdoors, hiking, horseback riding, and camping.
Table of Contents
DEVELOPING YOUR BUDGET.A Mission Budget.Major Priorities.Building an Investment Budget.RAISING YOUR GIVING.Giving Campaigns.Campaign Strategy Objectives.Campaign Organizations.Selecting Fund-Raisers.SETTING GIVING GOALS.Giving Patterns Fluctuate.Your Congregation's Giving Pattern.Projecting Your Budget.New Developments.GROWING YOUR GIVING.Easier to Raise.The Gift of Encouragement.Practices of Giving.Enduring Gifts.Conclusion.Advancing Your Mission.