Do you want to know more about Insurance Coverage for your church? Church Protection Plus offers more than "inside and out" coverage.
The value of supporting documentation for financial transactions can be measured by the degree of objectivity with which such documentation was compiled. For example, auditors rely on bank statements to confirm the accuracy bank holdings. The following document show some definitions and a list...
This Budget Template file is tailored to the user with a form for presenting your church's annual budget. This form also provides a comparative analysis for prior year's budget.
Learn more about the difference between auditing and reviewing.
The following link redirects you to the IRS Publications.
Do you have questions about your Pastor's earnings regarding SECA or FICA, Income Tax withholdings, or Parsonage Allowance?
Income tax, social security tax, and Medicare tax are paid on wages and self-employment income. Social security and Medicare taxes are collected under one of two systems...
This training tool is intended to help church leaders have a fruitful conversation about evaluation in their local setting—and to strengthen the local church by blessing its staff with timely, effective feedback.
The wages scale is based on a number of criteria. This excel spreadsheet (which is a sample from a church) will help you distinguish salary grades based on that criteria.
This publication will help you better understand the tax rules that apply to your 403(b) (tax-sheltered annuity) plan. You will understand and identify excessive contributions, basic rules for claiming the retirement savings, and more.
You can deduct your contributions only if you make them to a qualified organization. IRS Publication 526 discusses the organizations that qualify to receive deductible contributions.
This document explains how to claim a deduction for your charitable contributions. The types of organizations to which you can make deductible charitable contributions are explained in the following link,
These books will simplify the accounting process and methods involved.
Ministry leaders and volunteers agree to adhere to these standards. When these standards are violated they submit to correction and, if warranted, removal from leadership or service in that ministry.
The Church Software includes recommendations for accounting software and church administration software. The recommended software packages are designed to best suit your ministry.
The Church Law and Tax Group has a wide variety of resources to provide financial, legal and administrative support for your ministry.
Is there a policy in the CRC for how salary amounts for church staff should be disclosed to the congregation?
Many congregations rent their facilities to emerging or established Christian congregations in their communities. This seems like a win-win arrangement. But what does Christ think about such an arrangement?
Does your minister have a "Continuing Education" line item as part of their compensation package? One church called recently and wondered how they could ensure that their minister used the funds each year for the primary purpose.
The Assistant Treasurer is accountable to the Administration Team for the proper recording of giving by the congregation. The Assistant Treasurer replaces the Treasurer upon retirement and serves as backup Treasurer when the Treasurer is unavailable.
The Pastor of Discipleship is accountable to the Senior Pastor for guiding and equipping members to develop and live in relationships of full-orbed discipleship. Full-orbed discipleship includes pastoral care, spiritual growth and outreach. This position will serve as a member of Shepherd Elders and ex officio member of Service Deacons.
Does your church contribute to a retirement plan or encourage contributions to a retirement plan through matching contributions? One option you may want to consider for your non-minister church staff is a SIMPLE IRA.
Many churches rely on paid staff to manage various aspects of ministry, from performing music during worship services to administering outreach programs. Are these paid staff church employees or independent contractors?
A ruling in U.S. federal district court this week may impact most ministers serving in the United States who live in their own homes.
What will be the pension for each if these Pastors when they turn 67 in five years?