Church Budgeting

A church budget should identify the church’s goals and objectives, identify probable revenue sources, and identify the expenses associated with obtaining program goals and objectives. The resources on this page are available to help you during your budgeting process.

MBC Cooperative Program Optional Giving Plans

cp-give-thumbOn November 1, 2011 at Tan-Tar-A Resort at the Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri, messengers of the 177th annual meeting of the Missouri Baptist Convention (MBC) adopted a Cooperative Program Allocations budget with two giving plans. Effective January 1, 2012, a church may choose to contribute through the Cooperative Program (CP) by choosing one (or both) of the following plans Identified as CP Plan A and CP Plan B. Contributions through both plans will be identified as Cooperative Program Giving.

Optional Giving Plans (.pdf)

Remittance Form

Each church should have received a pre-printed remittance form packet. As an online resource, however, we’ve added a sample remittance form to help get you started.

2015 Standard Milage

The 2015 standard mileage rates for the use of a car (also vans, pickups or panel trucks) will be:

  • 57.5 cents per mile for business miles driven
  • 23 cents per mile driven for medical or moving purposes
  • 14 cents per mile driven in service of charitable organizations

More information can be found on the IRS Mileage Rate webpage.