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Discussion in 'Money Talk$' started by SaggyWoman, Apr 25, 2010.
How has your church done on meeting their budget this year?
We were short on our budget but our spending had been cut to make sure we never went over budget. This year the salaries were frozen for another year and we're cutting back a bit on some "extras". Giving is still down so we'll see what goes on.
We didn't meet our budget but some of that was already discretionary, so we just didn't spend it.
Wages were frozen again this year. We cut our budget to be in line with what was given last year.
This year doesn't look much better. But God is good, we still are able to have an associate pastor on staff. We cut our secretary's salary (who had retired) and are using volunteer which does cause some difficulties but we have not had to cut any ministry line item. :godisgood:
We've cut expences.
We've put off maintenence.
We've reduced funding for new missions projects
We've reduced salaries and cut staff in order to cover skyrocketing medical insurance increases.
The people wanted change - they're getting it :tear:
Increased taxation, decreasing employment, greater public needs.
On the up side we've seen an increase new people coming to church.
We've also seen an increase in new professions of faith. :applause:
No one got a raise this year but the money is always there for necessities.
Our general fund giving is up about 30%. All of our bills are paid. Last year the church raised the funds to purchase 6.1 acres of land. This year we've raised most of the funds to build a 40x60 foot pavilion, put in a road, electric and septic system. The land and property development are costs above and beyond the general giving.