Episode 24: Central Services and Budgeting Tips

What does a multisite church budget look like? How do central services come into play?

In Episode 24 of the New Churches Q&A Podcast, we discuss budgeting, multisite, and central services. Here is Jillian Ryen’s question,

What does a multisite church budget look like? Is there a way that has been proven easy to manage, while also giving campuses responsibility on their own?

In this episode, you’ll discover:

  • How to develop a budget for a multisite church
  • Why socio-economics and per-capita giving should affect your budgeting process
  • The different ways to fund central services

Shareable Quotes (#NewChurchesQA):

  • “One of the biggest things you need to decide is what your space will look like: Are you going to lease space long-term or short-term? Buy and build?”
  • “Setting a budget depends on how much money is coming in.”
  • “We wanted every campus to be self-sufficient in the first year.”
  • “Every campus should have a different budget because of the varying socio-economics and per-capita giving in the differing parts of the city.”
  • “Everybody gives all their money to the main campus and the budgets are decided by a strategy team, or it’s a percentage.”
  • “Words build worlds.”

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