Today I want to give you four steps to a life-giving church budgeting process. 1. Create a unifying church goal at the very beginning of the process. 2. Provide clear objectives for the work that will need to be accomplished in the next year. 3. Create an overall budget target as well as targets for individual ministries. 4. When your team ministry leaders report back their budget plan, ask them to create a ministry action plan that supports how they will spend the resources.