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This is a post that helps you start your ministry once you get ordained.
Hey, this is Reverend Lance, with another edition of the frequently asked questions for those who are starting a ministry or growing a ministry that’s been around for a little while. The the question today is can I make a living running a ministry?
well? That’s the question really gets answered mostly in your business plan. I think a lot of us whenever we saw receiver Colleen, and and felt that God was calling us to to start or run a ministry, and the last thing that was on our mind was having a budget and all the technical things that we should do when we launch off to to provide services to others, whether we providing those services for profit in a business or whether we’re doing. It just to answer a calling that we feel that we have gone if we expect to be able to conduct those activities day today. Most of the time. It means that we’re spending money or investing money over spending money on services or supplies or transportation, bought a continue those things. We need to have a budget in that budget. Then we need to make sure that we include. I some money for those of us who run it so, unless you know when you asked the question, Can you make a living? I’m presuming that you don’t have other income sources that you want to live off of that. You want to be able to provide the services of your ministry and receive at least enough money to be able to put food on your table and keep a roof over your head. That can be done. That can be done what. Happens though, and I’ve seen this over the decades, is that because of poor planning, and because of just bad business habits like taking what little money you do have and dumping it into your ministry, thinking that your do. Serving God by doing that, some of us don’t feel that way, and we need to be able to
be smart about how we take care of ourselves while we’re taking care of the ministry. If we’re not able to function and have a bed to sleep in and food to eat. Then we’re not going to be good at providing the services of our ministry as we move along, so Yes, you can make a living as long as. From the very beginning when you develop your plan, your business plan, your financial plan for your ministry, That you include those numbers in there as a part of your needs to a begin them industry, and be sustain it. If if that’s a part of your financial plan, and that’s known to donors and volunteers and people involved in the ministry and those around them want to help you, then you’re going to you know. If that’s known to folks, then you can expect to have that in common. Is known right up front? It’s always disclosed, and also don’t keep it a secret. Because if people see that there needs to be a little more money in there to support you, and they’re usually willing to do that, so Yes, you can make a living, but you’re going to want to make sure that that’s a part of your financial plan, so that today so frequently asked question if you want to see twenty more of our questions that have been answered going over the street, Bishop’s Dot Com, Street, Bishop’s Dot Com. And you can gain access right away to all of our frequently asked questions, and those that you that you probably should have asked and didn’t know you should have asked, so we’ll see you on the other side.