CLM Administration: Planning & Budgeting

Church Library Ministry Administration




  • INTERVIEW a member of the budget/financial committee and/or the minister overseeing the library ministry. Discuss the budget needs, how the library will support the overall ministry of the church, and the annual church budgeting process. 


  • DEVELOP, with your team, goals and actions for the next year. With those plans, craft a line item budget using the budget planning worksheet (p. 42, Church Library Ministry Information Service) and your budget tracking record as a guide to fit with the church’s budgeting procedure.


  • IMPLEMENT your budget by presenting it to your church for approval according to your church’s budget procedures.


  • EVALUATE the budget after 2-3 months with your team and share any concerns you have regarding the budget with a representative of the finance committee. 


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Comment by Morlee Maynard on February 10, 2020 at 3:48pm

Just updated the link on this page.

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Just updated the link on this page.

Comment by Morlee Maynard on September 13, 2011 at 4:32pm
This course is now up to date. THANKS!
Comment by Morlee Maynard on May 6, 2011 at 10:12am
Much love and appreciation goes to Sue Berthelot and Beth Andrews who wrote this course for us. As you have questions or experiences to share, please post a comment here.


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