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 MINISTERING

TOGETHER

 

 A GUIDE FOR

DEVELOPING A MINISTRY BUDGET

  

STATEMENT OF PURPOSE

  Stewardship was instituted by God. When God created Adam and Eve (Gen.1:26-28), He made them stewards over all creation. However, being responsible steward was left under the control of every human’s will. Therefore, every person is held accountable as to how he or she exercises his or her free will.

The purpose of this working manual is to offer practical help to the church that desires to “raise” faithful stewards rather than exerting its energy in money “raising” projects and programs 

 

THE BIBLICAL WAY OF SUPPORTING MINISTRY

  A.     Tithes, Offerings, and proportionate giving (Ex.35:4-5; Mal.3:10; 2 Cor.9:6-7)

B.     Giving is to be joyfully done weekly (Lk.6:38; Acts 20:35; 1 Cor.16:1-2; 2 Cor.9:7)

 

MISSION MINISTRIES

 

  The church makes a commitment to follow the commandment (Matt. 28:16-20; Acts 1:8) of the Lord in obedient and become deeply involved in doing and supporting missions through the stewardship of giving. Our mission support is seen in the following areas:

 

Ministries
Current  
Proposed
State Convention  $ $
Association $ $
Lottie Moon (IMB)   $ $
Annie Armstrong (NAMB) $ $
State Mission Offering  (SMO) $ $
Other $ $
Totals    $ $

 

PASTORAL MINISTRIES

 

  Pastoral ministry and preaching the Word to as many people as possible is a vital part of the purpose of our church. Most of the funds recommended are for those who preach the Word, bring Bible studies and other pastoral functions. Other recommended expenditures reflect the concern of our church to minister to the congregation and the community.

 

 

Ministries
Current  
Proposed
Pastor   $ $
Housing Allowance  $ $
Car Allowance $ $
Hospitalization/Insurance $ $
Annuity/Retirement  $ $
Convention and Conferences  $ $
Other $ $
Totals    $ $

 

 

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION

 

Our church is committed to the biblical admonition to make disciples and equip the saints. This is very costly, but educational ministries are worth more than they cost us.

 

Ministries
Current  
Proposed
Sunday School    $ $
Discipleship Training  $ $
VBS $ $
Men’s Ministries $ $
Womans’ Ministries   $ $
Children/Youth  $ $
Scholarship $ $
Other $ $
Totals    $ $

  

MUSIC MINISTRIES

 

Music helps us to worship God. Music in worship involves us in praise, confession and dedication of our lives to the work of our Lord. Our music ministry requires literature, supplies, and training resources.

 

Ministries
Current  
Proposed
Musicians   $ $
Literature and supplies  $ $
Hymnals $ $
Other $ $
Totals    $ $

SUPPORTIVE MINISTRIES

 Many things necessary to strengthen the ongoing work of our church not readily identified as ministries, but they are important to our church. They are complemen- tary and supportive of other ministries.

 

Ministries
Current  
Proposed
 Publicity  $ $
Recreation $ $
Revivals $ $
Guests Speakers $ $
Church Secretary $ $
Other Staff Workers $ $
Social Security $ $
Postage/Office Supplies $ $
Black History Observance $ $
Church Homecoming/Anniversary $ $
Fellowship Meals/Funerals $ $
Other $ $
Totals    $ $

BUILDING AND GROUNDS

 

Having a place to worship, study, and fellowship is important to our church. We want our worship center’s grounds to reflect the glory of God, the one for whom they were built, landscaped, and maintained.

 

Ministries
Current  
Proposed
 Custodian $ $
Utilities  $ $
Debt Retirement/Building Fund $ $
Taxes $ $
Supplies, etc.  $ $
Maintenance/Building & Grounds $ $
Insurance $ $
Other $ $
Totals    $ $

Pastoral Practicums

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