30 Day Ministry Challenge Day 29

30 day ministry challenge logoMake a Ministry Budget

One important aspect of planning for the ministry year is making a budget. If your church provides a monthly amount for your ministry that is adequate, you are one of the fortunate ones. But either way, knowing what the cost of doing ministry is will help you.

Pray Computer Keys Showing Worship And ReligionStep One: Pray. God knows how much you need. He owns the cattle on a thousands hills, and it is His responsibility to provide what you need to do the ministry He has called you to do.

Step Two: Go through everything you have planned this year and decide the minimum you’ll need to accomplish it.

Step Three: Add up everything you need.

Step Four: If you have enough in your church budget to cover the expenses plus more, decide where to allocate the rest of the money. You might want to hold a little back for emergencies.

Step Five: If you don’t have enough, decide where the money will come from. You could have special offerings and fundraisers or apply for grants from companies. There are ways to make it happen, but you might have to get creative.

Step Six: Ask parents and other churches for resources you need that are not in the budget.

30 DAY LIFE CHALLENGE (2)30 Day Life Challenge Day 29

Author: Tamera Kraft

Tamera Kraft has been a children’s pastor for over 20 years. She is the leader of a ministry called Revival Fire For Kids where she mentors other children’s leaders, teaches workshops, and is a children’s ministry consultant and children’s evangelist. She is also a writer and has curriculum published including Kid Konnection 5: Kids Entering the Presence of God published by Pathway Press. She is a recipient of the 2007 National Children’s Leaders Association Shepherd’s Cup for lifetime achievement in children’s ministry.

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