“It’s not the numbers, but the stories that inspire us to give generously.” For some people, seeing an Excel spreadsheet makes their heart beat with excitement. For them, a line-item budget may be all they need to be inspired to give generously to the church. For most of us, however, it takes more than numbers, dollar signs, decimal points, and sum totals to get our hearts pumping with excitement. We want to hear stories about lives being touched, hope being offered, and people being connected or reconnected to the loving, compassionate God that Jesus came to show us. For us, it’s not numbers but narratives that reach deep into our hearts and inspire us to give generously. In this webinar, Ken Sloane, Director of Stewardship and Generosity at Discipleship Ministries, will cover the importance of creating and incorporating a narrative budget in the church. He will give tips for what to include in your narrative budget, ways to share the narrative budget with your church, and examples of several narrative budgets. For those who want to dive deeper, Ken will share details about the 8-week course “Creating a narrative Budget – The Story Behind the Numbers” coming Summer/Fall of 2022.
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