Thinking Out Loud

December 29, 2018

While Some Churches are Run Like Corporations, Many are Completely Inefficient

Filed under: Christianity — Tags: , , , — paulthinkingoutloud @ 12:04 pm

It’s Saturday and right now I’m working to help a church that is trying to “burn off” parts of their budget before year-end. It’s not a business (working) day, and Monday (New Year’s Eve) is only a half-day.

They’ve left everything to the last minute.

The very, very last minute.

Part of this is because, when it comes to purchasing, many local churches don’t have a purchasing department. They have a string of volunteers who may or may not have expertise in the financial aspect of their area of ministry.

I would argue that while empowering volunteers to be involved in some of the administrative side of ministry is certainly commendable; having every Tom, Rick and Mary involved in spending tithes and offerings can at times be grossly inefficient.

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