One of the great challenges in the church is finding qualified and willing people to provide leadership to the stewardship and financial areas of congregational life. The first qualification is not being an account, nor is it being rich – it is being generous! There are a great many skills we teach an individual, but a person only becomes generous by choosing to do so. To be a leader in this arena, you have to believe that what your church does matters, that it should have the resources necessary to carry out its mission, and that you are willing to put your money where your mouth is!
If you have the commitment to grow in generosity, this section will help equip you with the other skills you need.
- The Importance of a Gifts Policy
- Sample Gifts Policy
- Charity and the New Tax Law
- Proper Receipting for Non-cash Gifts
- Best Practices: Year Round Stewardship
- Review Team
- How Much is Enough?
- Receiving Gifts of Stock
- In House Audit Guidlines
- Documentation, Contributions, and the IRS
- Clergy, Christmas Gifts, and IRS
- Stewardship and All the Saints
- Assessing Gifts At Risk
- Thirty-six Questions You Should Be Able To Answer About Money in Your Congregation
- Understanding The Gifts We Receive