What did the pastor and the congregation have in common in October? No one wanted to attend worship.
For local churches that work on a January to December fiscal year, October is a common time for Stewardship Campaigns. The pastor and a team of people pour over the financial reports. What was pledged and given for the current year? What were the differences of income and expenses in comparison with the current year’s budget? What do the rough numbers for the next year’s budget look like? Then, they draft a finely word-smithed letter for each family, a pledge card graphic is created and printed, and the US Postal Service receives an influx of paperwork sent to each member, constituent, and regular visitor of the local church.Read More