Conversation about church finances

Phil Schroeder


Like many congregations and organizations, at the beginning of 2009 Western Presbyterian Church faced a serious budgetary shortfall. To deal with this painful situation, our session (governing board) needed to exhibit both leadership and management skills.

A few things they learned:

  • Trust builds trust.
  • It is alright for people to have heated exchanges in a time of crisis
  • Resolving the personnel piece was crucial.
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