When is your church's fiscal year?


Our church is considering changing the fiscal year from a calander year to one that will coinside with other turnovers within the church, ie; election of officers, school year, ect.

  How has your church established it's fiscal year?  What are the pros and cons?  Why do you have it this way?

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I have to believe almost all churches are on a calendar year. I don't see any advantage to changing it. It would be some what of a reconcliling  hassle for the treasurer- to me simple is usually best...


My church is on a September to August fiscal year.

On the positive side, most of our ministry program changes are implemented in the fall. So this allows us to budget for a full 'ministry year'.

On the downside, it makes for a lot of budget meetings in the summer. As I discovered when I got on council :-)