Financial Freedom

By: Andrew Hale How good are you at budgeting? Let me ask it this way. On a scale of 1 to 10 (1 being a bankrupt pro-athlete and 10 being Dave Ramsey, Jr.), where do you land? In 2015, I would have rated myself a “6” or “7.” My wife and I are both fairly frugal—we don’t tend to waste money or spend frivolously. We have savings goals and we reject the notion of debt unless absolutely necessary. We’re on track and living in financial freedom, right? So I get paid every week. With each check, I would give our … Continue reading Financial Freedom

Lessons Learned About Student Ministry Budgets

One of the most difficult things that I have had to learn in ministry is BUDGETS. I am not necessarily bad with money personally, but I just spend, and do not really keep track. My wife takes care of all of that for us, and so I have had to learn some about budgets in our student ministry. Here is what I have I learned so far about budgets: Always budget more than needed– When I itemize our student ministry budget, I usually put a miscellaneous item under many of the events, because in my years of ministry, I have learned expenses that … Continue reading Lessons Learned About Student Ministry Budgets