Congregations seeking to transform are willing to eliminate anything that appears to be claiming an entitlement that is not part of the core mission of the congregation. Budgets are objects of entitlement. Individuals or groups feel the funding for their favorite program, ministry, or activities should remain and even grow over the years. They are entitled to that money.
If the congregation will not officially provide the desired money they will designate their tithes and offerings to their favorite causes. Many congregations compromise under the pressure of entitled people. Without a clear vision they have no basis for saying “no.”