Most churches that create a strategic plan never quite figure out how to fund it.
I’ve seen it happen over and over: a leadership team creates a strong strategic plan and commits to working it. But, they get stuck when it comes to directing their resources to effectively fund the plan. Talking about finances with your leadership team is really tough. This is why many strategic plans end up only partially funded or shelved altogether.
You created your strategic plan because you care about your church’s future. But to implement it well, you have to have the hard conversations: What ministries are a priority for growth? What ministries should we bury? Where are the best places to direct our funds?
It’s important to navigate this topic well with your team so that you can begin to align your budget with your strategy to fully fund your vision.
That’s why we’ve created a new eBook at The Unstuck Group called Funding Your Strategic Plan. It equips you with the tools you need to critically assess your budget and expenses, develop a vision-minded budget around your growth engines, and change how you and your staff spend your money.
You’ll learn how to dissect the types of expenses in your plan, pinpoint missing links and hidden dollars, and identify wise and foolish budgeting. We’ll show you how to leverage your existing assets to generate extra income for your church and get started with a capital campaign. Plus, you’ll learn how to talk about money to your congregation–and inspire generosity in the process.
Ready to dig in? Grab a copy of our new eBook, Funding Your Strategic Plan.