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How to set a church reserves policy

The Charity Commission expects all churches to have a reserves policy. But what level of reserves should a church hold? This paper provides church leaders with a biblical and practical perspective when it comes to thinking about the level of reserves that is right for your church.

Topics covered:

  • What are reserves in a church setting?
  • A biblical perspective on church reserves
  • What does the Charity Commission say about reserves?
  • A practical perspective on church reserves


Quarterly emails for trustees, treasurers and Church and Charity Leaders. Practical tools, technical resources and expert guidance to safeguard your mission and ministry.