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.

Get Ready for the New Required Salary Level

October 8th, 2019|Comments Off on Get Ready for the New Required Salary Level

Beginning January 1, 2020, more workers in America will qualify for overtime pay. The new Department of Labor rules will expand coverage to over a million more employees. The minimum salary levels [...]

Tools for Averting Predators—Preventing and Discovering Fraud

October 7th, 2019|Comments Off on Tools for Averting Predators—Preventing and Discovering Fraud

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, [...]

How to Get the Most Out of Your Church Ratio Analysis

October 4th, 2019|Comments Off on How to Get the Most Out of Your Church Ratio Analysis

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 [...]

Preventing Sexual Abuse in Your Church

August 15th, 2019|Comments Off on Preventing Sexual Abuse in Your Church

Sex abuse claims remain the top reason churches go to court each year. Fletch interviews Matthew Branaugh, editor for Christianity Today’s ChurchLawAndTax.com, about this troubling ongoing trend in the church. What policies and protocols [...]

Top 10 Reasons Church Loans are Declined

August 15th, 2019|Comments Off on Top 10 Reasons Church Loans are Declined

Join Fletch and leaders from Thrivent for an insider’s look into church loans. Both Chris Lewis and Teresa Loker have extensive experience that can pull back the curtain on these issues. When your church is [...]

Digital Giving Trends

August 15th, 2019|Comments Off on Digital Giving Trends

Fletch and Troy Pollock began an intriguing discussion at the 2019 XP-Seminar. Back by popular demand, this "state of digital giving" continues that discussion. From his vantage point of working with thousands of churches around [...]