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Safe and Sound: Stewardship's Deposit Account

By Ruth Leigh | 23 June 2018


Deposit Account from Stewardship 

Stewardship’s Deposit Account is a gift to churches and Christian charities, with no setup charges, monthly interest and plenty of flexibility. One satisfied customer is Rachel Fadipe, Executive Director at SAT-7 UK.


Risk management - just another business tool?

By Alan Hough | 13 November 2017

Risk management - a blog from Stewardship

Without the many examples of risk-taking written about in the Bible (e.g. David, Esther and Ananias to name but three) history may well have taken a somewhat different course. Quite often it appears as if a degree of risk-taking is necessary in order to break down barriers and advance God’s kingdom.  This means that for some modern day churches there is real concern that any form of risk management will inhibit risk-taking and will serve to constrain God working through the church.


Gifts to members: church as charity and as family, simple?

By Alan Hough | 30 August 2017 | Comments (4)

Gifts to members - a blog from Stewardship

We believe that church is a family and families often give to each other. However, most churches in the UK are also charities and as such are governed by Charity Law. Now for much of what we do as churches these two concepts overlap each other. Church operating as a family meets the legal requirements of church operating as a charity, but…


What you can and can't do with your charity's money

By Alan Hough | 30 May 2017

What you can and can't do with your charity's money - a blog from Stewardship 

What is it that makes charities different from businesses? Well there are a number of things; first and foremost, the purpose of a charity must fall within one of the 13 charitable purposes set out in legislation.  Second, the governance structure is normally different with unpaid volunteer trustees taking overall responsibility for the charity.  Then somewhere way down the list of differences comes fund accounting, a concept unique to charities.


Church finance - it's better as a team sport!

By Alan Hough | 30 May 2017 | Comments (1)

Church finance - it's better as a team sport - a blog from Stewardship

All churches have a treasurer, that person that gets on with looking after the finances. For many churches the treasurer is the person who looks after the finance, counts the offering, administers the payroll, pays the invoices and the expense claims, draws up the budget, handles Gift Aid and produces the annual accounts.  When explained like this, it is easy to see why there is a shortage of willing church treasurers!!


Listen to the January church treasurers' dial-in!

By Alexandra Khan | 13 January 2016 | Comments (2)

Listen to the Sharpen dial-in for church treasurers

Missed the January dial-in? No worries, you can catch up here.


Finance Act 2012 Briefing Paper

By Kevin Russell | 28 November 2012

Our in depth analysis of the implications of the Finance Act 2012 for churches and Christian charities is now available on our website...