Putting together budget numbers and pictures builds a narrative budget. I realize that some folks think of a narrative as only words, but a narrative budget is more about images than words. If one of your major ministry areas is worship, then have photographs of worship services and the summarized budget cost for worship including salaries, building costs, etc. The picture heading this article gives you an example.
I like to think of a narrative budget as a way of telling the story of how a contributor’s dollar flows into the vision and mission of the church. It is engaging because there are many pictures and few words. The whole narrative budget can be viewed at a glance. Details are found in the operating budget. Big picture images are found in a narrative budget.
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