Church Finance and Tax Issues
Budgeting in the Local Church: Participation Counts
Budgeting is a powerful tool that church leaders can use to effectively manage and monitor church funds. Read this article to understand some basic concepts about budgeting and how you can implement this tool in your church.
Safeguards for Handling Church Funds
Stewardship is a necessary sermon topic in our churches, but we must be diligent to see that the church practices good stewardship after the congregation has done its part. Pastors and leaders have a responsibility to properly manage funds given to the church. Read more to discover some better ways to handle those funds.
Handling Contributions for Specific Missionaries
Church members make contributions to missionaries in a number of ways. Unfortunately, many members and church treasurers are not familiar with the tax rules that apply. This article summarizes the key rules.
Charitable Choice: Government Funding for a Social Ministry
Congress has taken the necessary steps to permit churches and other faith-based providers the opportunity to compete for federal funds. These particular funds can be used to assist in providing for the poor and needy in various ways. Read this article to understand what is available and how this may benefit your social ministry outreach.
Notifying Your Insurer of a Loss
Did you know that your church liability insurance policy imposes a duty on the church to notify the insurance company promptly in the event of an accident or other loss? Even more importantly, did you know that failure to do so could result in a denial of coverage for the loss? These are questions of fundamental importance, as one church learned the hard way.
Even with proper controls and trustworthy staff, the unthinkable can happen—embezzlement! Read about one church’s journey through this painful process.