Effective Church Finances is a companion volume to Giving and Stewardship in an Effective Church. It is a complete guide to budgeting and fund-raising for local churches. Here Kennon Callahan takes giving and stewardship one step further as he shares practical methods to implement the principles presented in Giving and Stewardship. Complete with charts and questionaires, Effective Church Finances treats these topics with depth and insight uncharacteristic of books in this field. Written for committee members, key leaders, pastors, and staffs, this detailed account of budgeting and fund-raising explores: Developing the church budget Fund-raising for the budget Setting giving goals for the congregation Growing the giving from year to year.
KENNON L. CALLAHAN, ?researcher, professor, and pastor?is one of today's most sought-after church consultants. He has worked with thousands of congregations around the world and has helped tens of thousands of church leaders and pastors through his dynamic workshops and seminars. Author of many books, he is best known for his groundbreaking study Twelve Keys to an Effective Church, which has formed the basis for the Mission Growth Movement, a widely acclaimed program for church renewal. Callahan has earned the B.A., M.Div., S.T.M., and Ph.D. degrees. His doctorate is in Systematic Theology. He has served both rural and urban congregations in Ohio, Texas, and Georgia and taught for many years at Emory University. Ken and his wife of over forty years, Julie, have two children, Ken and Mike, and three grandchildren, Blake, Mason, and Brice. They enjoy the outdoors, hiking, horseback riding, and camping.