Ways That Churches Can Use To Manage Their Finances
The church leaders should be very wise on how to meet the economic demands so that the church can overcome any financial issues. The church leaders should always appreciate the efforts of their members on a regular basis. The more the leaders ask for financial support from the members the same way they should go back and show some appreciation. For a specific quarter you may as well send them letters that has their specific names and a statement of how they have given previously. Mission support, faith conversion, and the new faith are some of the achievement you can highlight in the letters you send to your members. The members should feel their support is appreciated and is making a difference in someone’s life.
Encourage generosity testimonies throughout the year. Make time and listen to those members who might be facing hard times but they find comfort in the presence of God and are not tired in giving. This member should have a chance to share their story with the whole church. Have the stories written on the church website and the publication after the whole church have had the chance to listen to this stories. People learn more about generosity when they have its feeling but not through teaching.
In the church newsletter include the giving report of the previous month or week. When you use the best method to calculate the income of the church through giving; then it can be useful in creating a good impression about the church finances. The results you release to the church members should be realistic and accurate for them to trust you. You should make sermons that teach a lot about generosity. Teach on generosity often within one year. It is advisable to open a financial counseling center.
There are so many financial professionals who attend church and can be of great help. Let the experts in financial studies en-light the rest of church members on money management, financial planning, debt and money management and most importantly on planned giving. Invite a motivational teacher to encourage people to live on faith and generosity and fight fear and anxiety. You can use Biblical examples and while preaching and show people that the act of generosity will make them happy.
Your church vision plays a critical role in the way peoples perceive the church. Let the church has a vision that all people can understand. You should be in a position to communicate clearly with your church members to avoid misunderstandings. If you feel the need of having a project you should research on how the members feel about the project. Through the evaluation the leaders can evaluate whether the parish members are willing to support the project.