Churches put a lot of energy and time into preparing for their charge conference vote on whether or not to leave the UMC. But it’s way too early to think the work is done. There is a boatload of legal and administrative work that needs to happen. I’ll go you an overview with plenty of links and resources in this post.
For nearly 15 years, I’ve been speaking out against dividing the church budget by 12 and using that for your Year-to-Date Budget. Everyone always agrees with me, but it’s easier said than done…especially when it comes to the income side. Some months have more Sunday than others. If only there was a fancy spreadsheet….
Most of the time, treasurers just want to make sure the leaders and committees we serve have all the information they need to make good decisions. I think we’re shooting ourselves in the foot. By giving so much information, the important numbers seem to be getting lost. Here’s how we can bring them to the spotlight.
If you’re reading this, chances are you are a treasurer or rely on a treasurer. What is the biggest mistake treasurers are most prone to making? Is it tax related? Is it investing? What about journal entries? Well, it’s none of those, but the mistake is likely making ministry much more difficult than it needs to be.