• Budgeting


    How your church builds and presents your "church budget" – and even what you call it – can motivate increased generosity.

  • Borrowing


    Concrete guidance for church leaders charged with borrowing money.

  • Fundraising


    Generous giving in the church does not happen automatically when a person joins a congregation. Part of the mission of the church is to form its members to be givers in life, as well as in the congregation.

  • Investing


    Concrete guidance for church leaders charged with investing church funds.

Church Financial Resources

Effective church finances will advance your mission. Effective financial practices will enhance trust, grow giving, and free people's energy and creativity to focus on mission. This is your one-stop "how to" resource section for Church Finance leaders, especially:

• in smaller churches without paid professional financial management staff
• volunteers called to serve in financial management and oversight roles

Your Conference is a primary resource. It connects with church practices and resources in your area, as well as state regulations. Many have Church Finance resources on their websites or available through their offices.

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"For which of you, intending to build a tower, does not sit down first and count the cost, whether he has enough to finish it - lest, after he has laid the foundation, and is not able to finish, all who see it begin to mock him, saying, 'This man began to build and was not able to finish'?"
Luke 14:28–30