Finance Policy

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 …

Significant Impact of Recent Supreme Court Decision Continues to Evolve for Nonprofits That Sell Items to Buyers in States Where They (the Nonprofits) Do Not Have a Physical Presence

February 16th, 2019|Comments Off on Significant Impact of Recent Supreme Court Decision Continues to Evolve for Nonprofits That Sell Items to Buyers in States Where They (the Nonprofits) Do Not Have a Physical Presence

As we originally reported in our June 21, 2018 Special Alert℠, the U.S. Supreme Court recently ruled in South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc., et al., that states can, in some circumstances, require a seller [...]

New Tax Court Case Says “Gifts” to Pastor Are Taxable

October 25th, 2018|Comments Off on New Tax Court Case Says “Gifts” to Pastor Are Taxable

In a recently issued Tax Court case, Judge Mark Holmes rendered a decision that may be the most thorough judicial analysis of the law surrounding “love gifts” for pastors that has ever been published. [...]

Church Insurance Infographic

September 17th, 2017|Comments Off on Church Insurance Infographic

One of the most important decisions an Executive Pastor will make for his church is insurance coverage. Do you know what to look for when shopping for an insurance policy for your church? Are you [...]

Purposeful Budgeting Infographic

September 3rd, 2017|Comments Off on Purposeful Budgeting Infographic

Virtually every church sets a budget. Is your budget aligned with your purpose and vision? Who can help you best define and set your budget? Kirk Morgan created this infographic using his class notes from [...]

Internal Controls Infographic

September 3rd, 2017|Comments Off on Internal Controls Infographic

What are internal controls? How do you begin to implement ICs? Kirk Morgan created this infographic using his class notes from two of XPastor’s Online Courses--Operations 103 (Finances, Part 1) & Operations 104 (Finances, Part [...]

What I Learned from a Certified Fraud Examiner

August 28th, 2017|Comments Off on What I Learned from a Certified Fraud Examiner

We’ve all seen the tragic headlines about churches becoming the victims of fraud. To borrow some real-life examples: “Father and Son Pastors Plead Guilty to Stealing $3.1M from Church,” “Nebraska Archdiocese Sues Nun Accused of [...]

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 [...]