Maybe this describes you. Research shows that 66% of senior pastors love teaching and preaching, but in small churches especially, pastors have to wear many other hats they are less excited about.
Like financial decision-maker.
Around 20% of the same group said that the church budget is the most stressful part of their job. And chances are, most pastors (not just that 20%) would cut budgeting from their role entirely if they could. Preparing an annual budget can feel like one more thing that’s taking them away from doing what they love to do most––preaching.
But the budget is actually a friend—if you frame it right.