Free Church Budget Forms and "How to Plan an Annual Church Budget"...
The Budget Request Form is a two page form below that will be completed by department and ministry leaders on an annual basis to request funding on the Church Budget. This form would have to be filled out in order for them to receive any monies for the coming year for their goals in their particular ministries or departments.
The "How to Plan an Annual Church Budget" along with the two page Church Annual Budget Worksheets are below to customize and meet the requirements of your church.
Many churches may not know how to plan a budget and they just need a little help to get started. If you are asking, "Does my church need a budget?" then I would say YES.
Many times churches with small annual incomes feel it is not necessary to have an annual budget, but neither the size of the church or the income should be the determining factor. In fact, the smaller the income, the more critical the need may be to know exactly what your financial needs are projected to be and from where your few dollars are projected to come.
Starting a Church Budget is a very important step in being a good steward of God's money. It certainly is an important planning activity of good administration.
There are several reasons for preparing an annual budget.
1. The first obvious reasons is so that you may know how much income your church will need for the coming year and thereby eliminate a crisis approach to church financing.
2. Rather than being a dreaded, meaningless chore, a projected annual budget can be a great tool in aiding future planning, and it is one step in strategic planning.
The two page Church Annual Budget Worksheet is included in the Church Budget Planning form below and is an important tool to starting your own budget.