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The session aims to equip trustees of churches and Christian charities in the key elements of the role in a very practical way. Looking at the interaction between finance and faith and what makes for a healthy charity in terms of trusteeship.
The training is into three one hour sessions, with a 15 minute break between each session.
Session 1: What the Role Involves
The first session looks at the role and responsibilities of trustees, with a section on the interaction between trustees and the spiritual leaders. We look at who your trustees should be and what good governance should look like.
Session 2: Finance and Faith
This session begins by looking at the biblical framework for good financial administration. We will cover trustees’ responsibility for finance and the provision for financial controls. There will also be a review on the regulators – who they are and where they see the risks lie in churches and charities.
Session 3: Pointers in Problem Areas and Q&A session
This third session reviews the areas where churches and charities are most likely (and often do) get things wrong. There will be a section on employment issues, along with the pitfalls associated with claiming gift aid. The event will finish with a Q&A session, where you can ask the panel your trustee-related questions.