Try to combine meetings for the same night that will be held at the church, staggering the times, if necessary.† This will save gas, time, heating and cooling.
†††††††i.e. Bible Study & Board meetings, WMS & Cub Scouts and so on
Some meetings may be held after the†Sunday Service (YPD, Pastorís Aide, etc.)
Remind everyone to turn lights out when the area is not in use. This includes classrooms, the sanctuary, fellowship hall and other non-essential areas.
If Church services start at 10:00 a.m. during the summer months, you will be out before it gets hot and that will save on the electric bill.
Some churches have big screens and modern technology.† The scripture and other information could be put on the screen and that would save the cost of paper instead of adding it to the bulletins.
Use two-sided copying and printing to save paper costs.
Recycle toner cartridges (Staples gives a $3.00 credit for each one turned in).† Also refill cartridges at places like Walgreens and Bi-Lo.† It is cheaper than buying new ones.† This will definitely save a lot of money.
Buy in bulk.† Purchase items like†paper products, kitchen staples, etc. from places like Costco, BJs, Sam's Club, etc. so that you can get a better rate of return.
Sell items you no longer need or want by placing ads in church bulletin.† Items like old computer equipment, tools, vans, etc. that can generate extra revenue and clean out storage areas.
Check policies annually to make sure you are not paying taxes and insurance on vehicles you no longer own.