The 'Triple A Series' #6: Developing financial administration - some key ingredients

By Alan Hough | 19 March 2019

 

The issue

 

In our churches administration can be like housework – only thought about when it is not done.

 

To St Paul it was much more than that. It was:

 

  • a ‘gift’ alongside those of apostles and prophets (1 Corinthians 12);
  • an action which honours the Lord (2 Corinthians 8);
  • respect for authorities (Romans 13).

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The 'Triple A Series' #5: Developing financial accountability - some key ingredients

By Alan Hough | 19 March 2019

 

The issue

 

St Paul considered financial accountability to be very important, as shown in 2 Corinthians chapter 8. Whilst still focused on mission he was very keen:

 

  • to avoid criticism about the handling of giving;
  • to be seen to do what is right in the eyes of man as well as God.

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Stewardship Mortgages: making the 'impossible' possible

By Ruth Leigh | 18 March 2019

junction church

 

Kate Morris, Pastor of Junction Church in Inverness, is reminiscing. 'As I look back over the last seven years, I can’t quite believe that with God’s help, a congregation of 20 achieved the impossible. It’s mental!'

 

The impossible goal Kate’s talking about is the raising of £400,000 by the aforementioned 20 adults. Let’s go back to 2003 when she and her husband, Owen, moved to Inverness to launch the church.

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Stewardship December Dial In - Slides

By Alexandra Khan | 12 December 2018

If you joined us for the December Quarterly Dial-In for Treasurers, you might like to download the slides from today's call, along with the additional resources. 

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Trustees' Annual Report: a chance to tell your part of God's story

By Alan Hough | 11 December 2018

A recent review by the Charity Commission suggests that around half of all charities fail to demonstrate public benefit, in other words they fail to “tell their story well”.  Using your Trustees’ Annual Report (or TAR for short) to explain the work and purpose of your church has never been more important.

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Are your trustees and senior managers eligible to serve?

By Rachel Steeden | 30 August 2018

New rules which came into force on 1 August 2018 have widened the automatic disqualification regime for charities to include more grounds for disqualification and to cover senior managers as well as charity trustees.

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The 'Triple A' Series #4: How can churches develop a 'good attitude' to money?

By Stephen Mathews | 30 August 2018

Billy Graham once said that a person’s wallet was the truest statement of their theology. Even if only partially true, what churches say and do about money is always an important sign of what is valued.

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The 'Triple A' Series #3: What could happen if a church handles money poorly?

By Stephen Mathews | 30 August 2018

My role in Stewardship is an interesting, but sometimes, a sad one. I am involved with churches (leaders, trustees and treasurers), with regulators (HMRC and the Charity Commission) and sometimes with the media.

Why can this be sad?

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10 Things To Remember For Churches Claiming Gift Aid

By Alan Hough | 18 July 2018

Gift Aid is a long established scheme and generally well understood and used by churches.  Here is a list of 10 do’s and don’ts to help make sure you are operating the scheme well.

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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.

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