Try a Vision-Based Budget Retreat

By David Putman and Todd McMichen, July 18, 2016

How about planning and leading a “vision-based budgeting retreat” this year? Here are some thoughts from the folks at Auxano, along with a link to a more in-depth resource. Click the title to be redirected to the Auxano website.

About the Author

In 2010 David Putman founded Planting the Gospel (, a network of gospel-centered, disciple making churches committed to helping churches grow and multiply disciples. He planted his first church in 1988 and has served as a planter, strategist and coach. His experience includes serving with the North American Mission Board, where he was responsible for setting strategic direction for the Church Planting Group. He also served as Executive Pastor of Mountain Lake Church in the north Atlanta area where he co-founded He earned an undergraduate degree in psychology from Presbyterian College in Clinton, SC, and a Master’s of Divinity from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City, MO. He is author of I Woke Up In Heaven (2012), The Gospel Disciple (2012), Detox for the Overly Religious (2010), Breaking the Discipleship Code (2008), and co-author of Breaking the Missional Code with Ed Stetzer (2006). David lives with his wife, Tami, in the Atlanta area. They have two grown children; Dave and Amanda, along with two incredible grandchildren. David’s life mission is to help others discover the simplicity, centrality and beauty of Jesus and his ways. Todd McMichen has served for over 30 years in a variety of roles in the local church and within the capital campaign consulting arena. During this time period, Todd has impacted hundreds of churches while raising over $35 million for two of them where he served on staff. Since 2000, Todd has been a well-established stewardship and generosity campaign coach, as well as a conference leader and speaker. Todd now gives leadership to Auxano's generosity team, providing unique capital and generosity campaigns throughout the country. Todd is the author of Leading a Generous Church: Making Disciples without Chasing Money. Todd is a graduate of Palm Beach Atlantic College in West Palm Beach, FL and Southwestern Seminary in Ft. Worth, TX. He lives in Birmingham, AL with his wife Theresa, and their two children, Riley and Breanna. Visit Todd’s blog at David Putman and Todd McMichen's website.

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