Arkansas Baptist State Convention churches spend an average of 42 percent of their budget on personnel. Are you wondering if you can afford that new staff member or to move your bi-vocational pastor to full-time? Try this rule of thumb: Ask yourself, “Can we make the staffing change and still spend less than 50 percent of our budget on total personnel expenditures?”
Arkansas pastors have an opportunity to pre-order a four-week tithing emphasis called Traction: Living in Sync with God. It is provided at no charge to churches willing to use it sometime next year. Order or see more information at www.absc.org/stewardship.