Small Church and Ministry Finance Guide

Small Church and Ministry Finance Guide

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Get the advice you need to operate your small church or ministry with financial accountability and transparency


The Board’s Duty of Obedience, Part Two
Jul 9 • 19 min
This second aspect of the duty of obedience requires board members to ensure that the ministry complies with all applicable federal, state and local laws. There are a multitude of laws but there are a key handful that can really cause you grief. I’m going…
The Board’s Duty of Obedience Part One
Jun 7 • 18 min
The duty of obedience requires board members to be faithful to the ministry’s mission. The basis for this rule lies in the public’s trust that the ministry will manage donated funds to fulfill the ministry’s mission. Sometimes tensions may arise, such as…
The Board’s Duty of Loyalty
Jun 1 • 15 min
The duty of loyalty requires directors to act in the interest of the ministry or church rather than in their personal interest. And, when duty of loyalty is present and operating, the board will have an effective conflict of interest policy in place. The…
The Board’s Duty of Care
May 22 • 14 min
As a board member, you can be exposed to personal liability, so it is important to be aware of the legal responsibilities that your service entails. The main source of personal liability stems from a failure to exercise the trust that you are called to…
Why are Accountability and Transparency Important?
May 18 • 17 min
In a season of judgement and discipline for the institutional church, small churches and ministries may escape notice, seemingly unaffected by scandals embroiling our big brothers. We just duck down and operate under the radar because we can mostly – we…