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When The Money Gets Tight…

When the money gets tight…

How do you make decisions?

It seems that most of us have felt the economic pinch of our time, and been dealt serious budgetary cuts — and some have even lost funding for positions — in an attempt to make ends meet.

Our visions for what “could be” have been dashed by the likelihood that we will no longer be able to continue to do ministry in the same way(s) that we have in the past.

We’re being asked to do “more with less.”

And with this comes the need to be discerning, strategic, and intentional with the resources we are still allotted.

So, in the face of this unfortunate financial reality, how do we decide how we will divide our resources?

Is it more important to fund an additional position or several major programming initiative?

Is it more important to fund training materials or an outreach event?

Is it more important to fund printed items or help defer the costs of a missions endeavor?

As we continue to live out our call to reach and serve students — in the face of shrinking resources — how do we prioritize where money will be spent?

What are your major considerations?

What are your priorities?

How do you decide?

I’d love to hear how you’re navigating these waters and becoming increasingly strategic with the resources you do still have.

Your ideas could be exactly what another ministry leader needs to read today — so thanks for sharing!