Church Finance Workshops

Transforming Church Finances – Enhancing Financial Health

  • Saturday, October 11, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. – location to be announced

If you serve the church as teaching/ruling elder, treasurer, clerk of session, business administrator, finance or stewardship committee member – we invite you to invest the time for this workshop.

There is no fee for attendance. Workshop materials, meals, snacks, and beverages will be provided. These events are sponsored by the Ministerial Excellence Fund.

Workshop presenters include Rev. Alan Griffin, Rev. Terri Thorn, and Elder Eric Herzog.

Why Should We Care?  Financial FAQ’s, Best Practices and Resources
Properly implemented and resourced, the church financial and administrative ministry can operate efficiently in the background – providing accurate information that is both timely and transparent – in support of our mission today and into the future.  In this interactive session we will share questions, experiences and practical solutions that seek to “demystify” this critical aspect of our work together.

Mission Focused Stewardship: 10 Ways to Increase Giving To Your Church
This workshop explores spiritual components of stewardship development and offers 10 immediately do-able and transformative steps.  The conversation will also include discussions of narrative budgets, year-round stewardship education, the roles of pastors and sessions in stewardship, the Biblical basis of healthy stewardship and the theology of abundance in a world focused on scarcity.

Church Guide to Tax-Advantaged Health Reimbursement Plans
There are a myriad of changes and new requirements to healthcare coverage and related qualified reimbursable expenses.  This workshop discusses the impact of 2015 changes in the (PCUSA) Board of Pensions plan and reviews tax-advantaged benefit plans that can allow both church employees and employers to save on the cost of healthcare.