I'm a born and raised CRCer and have worked for the CRC denomination in financial administration since 1987. I'm also a church treasurer at Jubilee Fellowship CRC in St Catharines, Ontario. I am interested in facilitating a great working and cooperative relationship between the denomination and CRC congregations. That's why I value my position at both levels and the perspectives that each of them give.
I love all things outdoors; cycling, golf, camping, hiking, canoeing, and hockey, eh.
And where would I be without my wife, Yvonne and our five, most lovely daughters.
Together, we live on and operate a little orchard in the heart of Niagara's fruit belt.
Cost considerations aside, the topic of insurance in a church setting can be a hot one. Some have the perspective that “with the Lord on our side, who even needs insurance?” Some arrive at the same conclusion by taking a pragmatic approach, determining that the risk is just too low and the premiums too high to warrant coverage.
In my experience, there are many iterations of the treasurer role at local church levels. In some instances, the Treasurer is rightly seen as a corporate director and officer and as such is not...posted on: Why Are Church Treasurers Not on Staff?
To be eligible for the CRD, an individual must meet BOTH the status and function test.
In the context of the CRC, status is generally met if the individual is ordained; minister, elder,...posted on: Clergy Housing, Tax Free - Canada
I very much recommend becoming a member of the CCCC's, subscribing to their charity newsletters and accessing their Charities Handbook and other helpful resources. The denomination, CRCNA, is a...
Thanks Pastor Jim and Pastor Colin for sharing your experience!
Colin, you are correct that "housing allowance" is not really relevant in Canada in terms of employment, tax, and the Clergy...posted on: Clergy Housing, Tax Free - Canada
As Melanie mentioned, the CRC denomination office hosts the PAR (pre-authorized remittance) program as a value-added service for Canadian churches. PAR is a no-cost, administratively effectively...