Practical, dollars-and-cents approach to church budgets.
No doubt, money is a key issue in today’s Christian faith communities but it can be a touchy subject to address. Most clergy do not receive extensive training in church finance and the practical aspects of working with a church budget and dealing with financial leaders in a congregation.
In Part I, the authors provide biblical, historical, and theological perspective on money. They address issues such as how we understand the nature of money, how it should be used, and the ways in which responsible stewardship of money can be carried out in the local church.
In Part II, these concepts are applied in practical ways. Most clergy do not receive extensive training in elements of church finance and the practical dollars-and-cents aspects of working with the church's budget and dealing with financial leaders in a congregation. This book is an excellent primer on accounting practices, church financial reports, and church budgets to help clergy readers work through these dimensions of ministry.
Throughout, the authors provide real-life examples to help clarify basic approaches to issues of money in the local church.