The bible places a premium on trustworthiness amongst those who are stewards of Kingdom resources. The way church leaders manage finances of the community of God’s people is as important as the sermons they preach. For over a decade, we have worked with the financial team of various churches to set up, fix or maintain their accounting systems and give financial management counsels. In all these years we have seen how challenging it can be to combine the work of ministry with managing the church finances, therefore we consider it helpful to share these few points that can help church leaders to ensure proper management of church funds while equally attending to the spiritual needs of the congregation.
It is necessary to manage the church funds with utmost care, professionalism and transparency. This is because poor financial management can lead to chaos in general management. Poor management of funds often leads to poor planning of activities, poor implementation of planned activities and a list of financial problems. On the other hand, some church leaders struggle with adequately raising enough funds for church management even though they have capable members. This is largely because such leaders avoid preaching on money, donations or monetary gifts. Money talks in church settings are often one that involves carefulness, and to avoid any form of controversy, some leaders avoid it entirely. Unfortunately, this often leads to a poorly funded church, unable to meet certain needs of its community.
Hence, it is important that church leaders are enlightened on the rudiments of financial management and Church accounting. Here are a few vital points church leaders must know about financial stewardship in the church:
While we make this information available for church leaders to access and learn, we however understand that no leader will achieve the desired financial outcome by doing everything himself or relying on volunteers who may be passionate but lack the adequate knowledge and skill set to achieve the desired goal of proper management of church finances. This is where we come in.
With over a decade in the sector and having worked with over 400 clients, we are your best helping hands for putting your church’s finances together. We offer specialised accounting services for churches and charities and we will be more than pleased to help you straighten out the rough areas of your church finances and even train your financial team, if you have one.
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