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Overview Effective Church Finances is a companion volume to Giving and Stewardship in an Effective Church. It is a complete guide to budgeting and fund-raising for local churches. Here Kennon Callahan takes giving and stewardship one step further as he shares practical methods to implement the principles presented in Giving and Stewardship. Complete with charts and questionaires, Effective Church Finances treats these topics with depth and insight uncharacteristic of books in this field. Written for committee members, key leaders, pastors, and staffs, this detailed account of budgeting and fund-raising explores: Developing the church budget Fund-raising for the budget Setting giving goals for the congregation Growing the giving from year to year.
Publishers Description This step--by--step guide to healthy habits of church finances will help church leaders focus their best creativity, leadership, and energy on advancing their mission. Written for committee members, key leaders, pastors, and staffs, this is a detailed account of budgeting and fund--raising, complete with charts and questionnaires. .
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.46" Width: 5.78" Height: 0.71" Weight: 0.8 lbs.
Release Date Aug 15, 1997
ISBN 0787938696 ISBN13 9780787938697
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More About Callahan
KENNON L. CALLAHAN, PH.D. ?researcher, professor, and pastor?is one of today's most sought-after church consultants. He has worked with thousands of congregations around the world and has helped tens of thousands of church leaders and pastors through his dynamic workshops and seminars. Author of many books, he is best known for his groundbreaking study Twelve Keys to an Effective Church, which has formed the basis for the Mission Growth Movement, a widely acclaimed program for church renewal. Callahan has earned the B.A., M.Div., S.T.M., and Ph.D. degrees. His doctorate is in Systematic Theology. He has served both rural and urban congregations in Ohio, Texas, and Georgia and taught for many years at Emory University. Ken and his wife of over forty years, Julie, have two children, Ken and Mike, and three grandchildren, Blake, Mason, and Brice. They enjoy the outdoors, hiking, horseback riding, and camping.
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A missional approach to giving/stewardship/INVESTMENT May 23, 2002
Callahan takes a great view of finances in the Church. He doesn't balk at the idea that ministry takes money. But, He always presents the case in terms of people instead of paper, mission instead of mortar, and investment instead of costs...
This book promotes the idea of seeing "giving" as investement in God's mission, which is for the sake of reaching people. And, Callahan suggests that there is a greater "cost" than giving-- that is the "cost" of what we lose when we don't invest in the kingdom-- the cost of rebellious children who are not taught, the cost of marriages that are not healed, the cost of not a community not knowing God. Incredible-- it always goes back to the mission and people-- and how we can invest in the Kingdom.
Chapter 1 is among the best in this book, and details how "mission" actually builds the finances of the church (not that a church does the mission for the finances, but finances to come as a result). More finances provide for a greater investment in mission, which results in more finances, which results in an even greater investment... it's cyclical. And, often, our financial problems in the church MAY result from our missional perspective. That's what I've gathered from the book, and I'm starting to agree with it.
The middle of this book bogs a little, although it does have some practical helpson stewardship campaigns, etc. If you're a church administrator, or the treasurer, chairman of a finance committee, ministry team, etc... you might want to read this one. If you do not directly over see the finances (the nuts and bolts) try reading Callahan's other book on church finances, "Giving and Stewardship in an Effective Church," for it will appeal more to your missional theology (and much of what you find in "Effective Church Finances" is simply a rehash of the other book, some chapters even being copied verbatim).
Especially helpful book for leaders of giving campaigns. Jun 11, 1998
This insightful guide explores developing the church budget, fund-raising for the budget, setting goals for the congregation, and "growing in giving" from year to year. Callahan's pithy style and original blending of practical and philosophical makes him especially helpful to leaders of giving campaigns. There is not a wasted word in any of Callahan's books, and this is no exception.
Dan Hotchkiss, senior consultant for the Alban Institute