Small Churches and Money
This week we’ve been talking about about small is better.
What about money in small churches?
There is a better sense of where the money is being spent in small churches. As people committed to the church there aren’t a lot of places for weird line items to hide. You have some staff, a meeting place . . . a few programs. You know how much you give and can get a pretty good sense of the cost structure in relation to what you give. It’s clear that your offering resources make a week in and week out difference.
Larger churches have the advantages of scale and in general per capita giving is higher in larger churches. But there can be a loss of an individuals giving making a macro difference. Therefore . . . when donors drop off things continue to tick along as usual.
How can we help people who support large churches financially feel the same “weight” of their giving as in small churches? How do we drive to similar organic accountability as a smaller church?