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.
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.