Finance Policy

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Finance Policy 2017-08-10T11:52:30+00:00

There are many categories of policy on XPastor. You can find policies in some of the drop down menus, such as Ministry Strategy or Ops. You can also search for specific content in the search box, such as money, generosity or fraud. Click here to read more about the policy pages …

 

Seven Financial Stewardship Principles for Churches

February 3rd, 2014|Comments Off on Seven Financial Stewardship Principles for Churches

A common, biblically-based theme in the church world is that parishioners should be good stewards of the money God has entrusted to them. Especially emphasized is the principle of Christians paying tithes and giving generously. However, stewardship [...]

Church Embezzlement

August 26th, 2013|Comments Off on Church Embezzlement

The numbers just did not add up. A few years back I was working with a church that was struggling financially, yet their giving was strong. They shouldn't have been struggling to make budget. I [...]

Employee Accountable Expense Reimbursement Policy

April 15th, 2013|Comments Off on Employee Accountable Expense Reimbursement Policy

XPastor tries to help churches by providing some of the essentials for running a church---items like job descriptions, employment applications, review forms and opportunity profiles. Below is the Employee Accountable Expense Reimbursement Policy and Procedures [...]

Cash Receipts and Disbursements Policy

February 27th, 2013|Comments Off on Cash Receipts and Disbursements Policy

XPastor tries to help churches by providing some of the essentials for running a church---items like job descriptions, employment applications, review forms and policies. Below is a Cash Receipts and Disbursements Policy of Westwards Community [...]

Benevolent Fund Policy

January 13th, 2013|Comments Off on Benevolent Fund Policy

XPastor tries to help churches by providing some of the essentials for running a church---items like job descriptions, employment applications, Review Forms and policies.  Below is the 2011 Benevolent Fund Policy of Old North Church [...]

Benevolence Policy and Form

January 10th, 2013|Comments Off on Benevolence Policy and Form

XPastor tries to help churches by providing some of the essentials for running a church---items like job descriptions, employment applications, review form, applications and policies. Below is the 2012 Benevolence Policy and form from Southbridge [...]

Benevolence and Financial Assistance Policy and Procedure

January 10th, 2013|Comments Off on Benevolence and Financial Assistance Policy and Procedure

XPastor tries to help churches by providing some of the essentials for running a church---items like job descriptions, employment applications, review forms and policies. Below is the Benevolence and Financial Assistance Policy and Procedure of [...]

Benevolence Application

January 10th, 2013|Comments Off on Benevolence Application

XPastor tries to help churches by providing some of the essentials for running a church---items like job descriptions, employment applications, review forms and policies. Below is the Benevolence Application from Northeast Bible Church of San [...]

Care Fund Policy

January 3rd, 2013|Comments Off on Care Fund Policy

XPastor tries to help churches out by providing some of the essentials for running a church---items like job descriptions, employment applications, employee handbooks, review forms and policies. Below is the 2005 Care Fund Policy of [...]

Care Ministries Assistance Policy

January 3rd, 2013|Comments Off on Care Ministries Assistance Policy

XPastor tries to help churches out by providing some of the essentials for running a church---items like job descriptions, employment applications, employee handbooks, review forms and policies. Below is the Care Ministries Assistance Policy from [...]

Finance Committee Policy

December 25th, 2012|Comments Off on Finance Committee Policy

XPastor tries to help churches by providing some of the essentials for running a church---items like job descriptions, employment applications, review forms and policies. Below is the Finance Committee Policy from Northwest Bible Church in [...]

Suggestions for Writing Church Policies

December 17th, 2012|Comments Off on Suggestions for Writing Church Policies

Every XP deals with church policy. Some of you love them, others tolerate it, while others avoid it like a plague. But every church needs them. When writing policies for your church, keep in mind [...]

Credit Card Policy and Forms

December 16th, 2012|Comments Off on Credit Card Policy and Forms

XPastor tries to help churches by providing some of the essentials for running a church---items like job descriptions, employment applications, review forms and policies.  Below is the Credit Card/Debit Card Policy and forms for Village [...]

Credit Card Policy

December 16th, 2012|Comments Off on Credit Card Policy

XPastor tries to help churches by providing some of the essentials for running a church---items like job descriptions, employment applications, review forms and policies. Below is the Credit Card Policy of the First Church of [...]

Salary Administration Plan

December 6th, 2012|Comments Off on Salary Administration Plan

XPastor tries to help churches by providing some of the essentials for running a church---items like job descriptions, employment applications, review forms and policies. Below is the Salary Administration Plan for Kempsville Presbyterian Church of [...]

Eight Key Aspects for Writing Your Financial Policy

December 5th, 2012|Comments Off on Eight Key Aspects for Writing Your Financial Policy

When it comes to operating a church, a foundational document is the Finance Policy. If a poorly written Finance Policy is executed well, then the Policy can strike fear into any staff person. If a [...]

Caesar Takes a Pastor’s Salary

December 5th, 2012|Comments Off on Caesar Takes a Pastor’s Salary

Few issues are as misunderstood, abused and confused as the tax implications of a pastor’s salary. The issue is so different from compensation in the business world that some CPA’s have given errant advice to [...]

Year-End Giving and Cash Reserves

December 5th, 2012|Comments Off on Year-End Giving and Cash Reserves

As we’ve been talking with churches about cash reserves, the topic of year-end giving has been cropping up in the conversations. Now is certainly the time to be thinking about it. An Evangelical Christian Credit [...]

When to Finance or Not: Are You Ready For Debt?

December 5th, 2012|Comments Off on When to Finance or Not: Are You Ready For Debt?

The attendance is climbing and the membership is growing. Each Sunday you notice there are fewer empty seats. With three services already in place, you wonder how many more people you can accommodate without having [...]

Borrowing and the Church

December 5th, 2012|Comments Off on Borrowing and the Church

Borrowing money has become a way of life for many. And credit use raises more than a few questions: what does the Bible say about money? Does church financing have a place in building the [...]

Every Church Needs a CFO

December 5th, 2012|Comments Off on Every Church Needs a CFO

I once heard a good definition of a CFO: “Someone who solves a problem you didn't know you had in a way you don't understand.” There is some truth in this statement. However, in actuality, [...]

The Business of Church

December 5th, 2012|Comments Off on The Business of Church

There is a distinctly business-like aspect to overseeing a church: churches have assets to manage, employees to pay, and members who rightfully demand accountability for their financial contributions. The business side of church leadership is [...]

Employees that Qualify for Minister’s Taxation

December 5th, 2012|Comments Off on Employees that Qualify for Minister’s Taxation

Determining who qualifies as a minister for tax purposes can be challenging---and misclassification can be costly. This article will help you properly classify your ministerial staff and avoid the risk of back taxes, penalties, and more. In the [...]

Should Your Church Use Corporate Credit Cards?

December 5th, 2012|Comments Off on Should Your Church Use Corporate Credit Cards?

The church’s credit card bill arrives and you look at it with dread. It has so many charges on it, and you only have five receipts in the folder. You know you’ll have to pester [...]

Dashboard Indicators for the Church: Why They are Important, and Where You Should Start

December 5th, 2012|Comments Off on Dashboard Indicators for the Church: Why They are Important, and Where You Should Start

In high school, a friend gave me a ride home from work late at night. We stopped for gas and I noted that her oil light was on. When I asked her about it, she [...]