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Planning and Advocating for Your Church’s Disaster Budget

An intentional process ensures ministry continues for the congregation and the community.

Planning and Advocating for Your Church’s Disaster Budget

You get a call in the middle of the night. A flood has hit your community. Your church building has sustained some minor damage, but many in your congregation and community have sustained significant damage to their homes. They’re wondering where to go, and your church is already receiving phone calls wondering if you’re open for shelter. What would it cost for your church to open up and provide basic shelter for a night? For a week? For longer? And would you be prepared to provide support services to those in your congregation and community?

When most churches think of “disaster preparedness,” what comes to mind is a lump sum of money raised and then set aside for a literal rainy day. This money collects dust until the day it can be used on building repairs necessitated by storm damage. While such a fund can certainly come in handy for those churches with the resources ...

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  • August 6, 2019

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