It’s kind of useless to do great planning if the things a church plans for never occurs because of the lack of finances. In studying other healthy churches I discovered that they budgeted financially. They looked at the vision of the church…planned events that fit into that vision…and then made sure they had the time, resources, personnel and finances to pull it off. Budgeting allowed them to say “no” to some things financially so they can say “yes” to the things that had been planned for church with the vision in mind.
Right now we have a small team of godly people at Compass Point that are looking over our finances and our detailed plans for 2010. They are praying over…seeking counsel from other churches…and are working together to create a budget to implement those plans. This will mean that on occasion a Compass Point leader will be told “no” or to “wait” to make a purchase for their area of ministry. It’s not to be mean…it’s to make sure we have healthy finances in order to fulfill the vision of Compass Point Church. Compass Point is healthy…but better budgeting is helping us get even healthier!