As the calendar year turns, so does the financial year for most churches, and that means lots of tasks to accomplish. Here, from CapinCruise finance, is a checklist of tasks that can help you close the books on 2022 and start afresh for 2023. (Photo: seniorliving.org)
Church finances may necessitate a pastor or other leader working another job to pay the bills, is it bivocational ministry? Can a calling to ministry be part-time? Lifeway comments. (Photo: MichiganFirstCU, Creative Commons)
How are church gifts received and donors thanked? What gifts are not acceptable? A gift policy can help a congregation answer these questions before they arise. The Center for Faith & Giving explains. (Photo: Asenat29, Creative Commons)
Budgets are tight, donations are in decline. What’s the best strategy for a church to embrace? Well, it’s NOT fundraising, a stewardship drive or a capital campaign, says Karl Vaters of Christianity Today. (Photo: Bev8200, Creative Commons)
Many church members become fuzzy-minded looking at a line-item budget. This year try a ‘narrative budget’ that connects offerings to vital ministries. From Center for Faith & Giving. (Photo: Chris Potter, Creative Commons)
When it comes to discrepancies in church offerings, there’s always the honest mistake, and there’s also the dishonest wolf among the sheep looking for opportunities. Good counting practices can discourage both. Startchurch.com explores. (Photo: Geek Calendar, Creative Commons)
Many people seek employment at nonprofits not to get rich, but rather from a desire help the organization’s mission. But that doesn’t mean they should be paid poorly. Smart Church Management explores how to set competitive compensation. (Photo © ashumskiy – Fotolia.com)
It’s a common situation, especially in the current Covid-19 pandemic: Your church is facing an emergency and desperately needs to tap into funds that were donated for another purpose. This article from Central Texas Conference, UMC, sheds some light on the issue.
The end of the fiscal year and tax year is just weeks away. How is your church preparing to meet the legal requirements and standard good bookkeeping practices? This checklist from CapinCrouse can help you stay on target! (Photo: kenteegardin, Creative Commons)
People’s eyes generally glaze over when they see a church’s line-item budget. What do all those numbers and categories mean? It’s daunting! A narrative budget helps explain finances in a way people can readily understand … and get behind! From the Center on Faith and Giving.