I wish there was a great story of the hundreds of thousands of dollars given to us to start this new ministry adventure. There was a promise of $5000 and a pat on the back: "Good luck."
How many pastors wouldn't love this kind of confirmation of their calling?
Preachers help us cross that hermeneutical bridge between the text, and what it means for us today.
I confess--when I had to write down in my sermon log book what I had preached the day or two previous--sometimes it happened I'd find myself with my pen poised over the log book page and I could not recall the sermon...
Many pastors and churches would like to focus their missionary outreach by concentrating on fewer but deeper missionary support relationships, but currently have a larger number of superficial ones. How do you get from here to there?
There is no question whether the apostle Paul had the gifts to be a powerful and effective evangelist, but the skills of an evangelist are different from those of a church leader.
I was away from my church for two weeks. It’s called vacation. I am fortunate to have enjoyed some of God’s beautiful creation. I spent some good time with my family. What I realized I missed, however, was my church...
Readers of the Network,
Heath King, former Yale Professor and author wrote according to Newsmax, "He (Williams) fit the profile of an entertainer trying to manage-and mask-mental illness with laughter." I do not think so. Robin Williams was first a comedian who happened to be suffering...
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...
I am intrigued by the repetitive act in the Old Testament where God’s people would erect stone monuments. They served as a visual way of reminding themselves (and sometimes future generations) about God’s acts of faithfulness.
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.