Ways That Churches Can Use To Manage Their Finances
It is the responsibility of the church leaders to make the church run smoothly in this economy. The church leaders should learn how to say “Thank you as many times as possible. 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.
Throughout the year let your members have generosity testimonies. You should give a chance to those members with difficulties to share their stories with you, of how God has been faithful to them. 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. It is hard to make people understand about generosity through teaching rather you should let them have a taste of its feeling.
You can have your church report about the giving of the previous week or month in the parish newsletter. Use the best method to calculate the giving and create a positive perception about the financial state of the church. Give realistic and accurate outcome and let the church members be optimistic about the church finances. Emphasis on generosity while sharing your sermons. Teach on generosity often within one year. Consider a counseling center that guides people on finances.
There are so many financial professionals who attend church and can be of great help. You can select some of the members and let them teach others about financial planning, debt and money management and mostly planned giving. Invite a person who can motivate your members to fight anxiety and fear and depend on faith and generosity. Use Biblical illustration when you preach showing how generous people live happily
Your church vision plays a critical role in the way peoples perceive the church. You vision should be easy to understand. Be clear when you communicate with your church members so that you can avoid communication barriers. Before the leaders decide to undertake any project in the church, it is crucial to have a pre-campaign readiness assessment. The campaign will guide the leaders on what to expect from the members.