The IRS may be the most feared institution on earth, but they are actually pretty lenient towards churches. You would probably be surprised at how easy it is for a church to be considered a 501(c)(3) for tax purposes.
Category: 10-Minute Treasurer
March Madness: My Beautiful Spreadsheet to fill out your Bracket
My family and I always fill out brackets for March Madness. The older I get, the more I find I pick based on nostalgia instead of knowledge.
So…I built a spreadsheet to use statistical probabilities to fill out my bracket. Enjoy!
How concerned should Conservative United Methodists be?
I am thinking this will be the last post I do concerning the United Methodist split. Time is running out for churches considering disaffiliation.
In this post, I look at if Conservative United Methodists should be concerned about being mistreated by the denomination or if they are just being paranoid.
Starting QuickBooks Online for the first time
In my journey of setting up QuickBooks Online for a ministry, I’m opening it up for the very first time. I complete the initial setup as well as link my bank account.
Why leave the UMC?
In 2022, the big question for churches leaving the UMC was “Where are we going to…independent or GMC?” In 2023, more churches are asking “Why should we go?” I try to address this question.
Buying QuickBooks Online from Tech Soup for $75
I’m a cheap accountant. I also love helping churches and charities. TechSoup helps me be both cheap and connect churches with great software…including QuickBooks Online for only $75/year.
What is the Cost of a Pastor in the GMC?
There are a lot of changes between how clergy in the UMC and GMC are compensated. The UMC has a top-down approach where the GMC has removed those restrictions.
Looking into this led to another great spreadsheet.