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. When you complete the evaluation and make any necessary revisions in the process, request your “Church Library Ministry Planning and Budget” certificate. Click here for the application.


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Comment by Morlee Maynard on February 22, 2017 at 3:49pm

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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