Articles on Finance
Offerings. Tithes. Stewardship. Generosity. Giving. Sacrifice. Finance. There are many words that we use to describe the money that is received by the church for ministry use. There are also many facets to the Finance Department as they aid ministries by organizing the necessary funds.
David Fletcher talks with leaders from Cass Commercial Bank. Steve Hron, Vice President and Catherine Boyer, Treasury Management Officer, give insights from their unique perspective. The bank brings pertinent fiduciary questions for church leaders [...]
In the sports world, a strong defense is the best offense. The same is true for churches---a strong governance system helps protect your church. Two leaders from Thrivent Church Financing talk on this vital area [...]
These tools are provided by The Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability. With its mission of Enhancing Trust, ECFA now certifies nearly 2,300 Christ-centered churches and ministries based on its high standards in financial management, [...]
Effective financial ratios can give your church vital insight into your financial condition and trends. But once you’ve gathered all the data necessary to prepare a ratio analysis and complete your reports, what’s the [...]
Eventually most churches encounter a known registered sex offender who is either already in the congregation or desires to attend. Trying to determine whether or how to live with a wolf is dangerous and [...]
Many churches have benevolence programs to assist members and others in the community during times of emergency or financial crisis. Situations of need can — and often do — arise unexpectedly. Having a written [...]