Questions & Answers
Partnering with Church Finance Central
Church Finance Central is a specialised bookkeeping, payroll and financial management service for Australian churches.
Church Finance Central is a trading name of the company Exdia Pty Ltd, which provides broader services not only to churches, but also to businesses and not-for-profit organisations.
There are a whole bunch of factors that can affect the efficiency and helpfulness of your church finances. These can range from more obvious issues like processes and training, to more subtle issues like communication, understanding and continuity.
Early in our relationship with you, we’ll be wanting to hear your story and explore together exactly where your specific pain points and bottlenecks exist.
This gives the foundation to work together on a solution that fits your unique, real-life needs.
For some churches, the thought of moving to a new way of doing things may come with a measure of anxiety, and a lot of questions.
There’s lots of information we can give on all the details, but it really comes down to two basic things:
- We care about your church
- We care about our work for you
It’s all about relationship, and we look forward to a growing relationship with you where your needs are listened to and understood, and you experience real value in what we provide for you.
We understand the complexity and confusion of getting started with improving you church finances.
So, when we meet together with you, we’ll ask a bunch of specific questions about your church, and listen to your answers.
This gives a clear picture of:
- where you and your church finances are now;
- where you’d like to be; and
- how to get there
Most churches will have a small team (for example pastor, treasurer, parish council, wardens, board, working committee) who will be responsible for the delegation of the church bookkeeping and church payroll work.
And so, we recognise the importance of having thorough written documentation at your fingertips when assessing the way forward for your church finances – information that is clearly set out and easy to share with your team.
When we prepare your proposal, not only is it personalised to you and your church, but we give this to you in an easy-to-access document, ready for you (and other participants) to review, explore and decide upon.
Planning ahead can be really helpful for you in this situation. Getting in touch now will allow you the space to explore the options with your church finances, even if you’re not quite ready to get started.
You may also find that the process of sharing your situation with Church Finance Central is helpful in understanding areas you may not have considered that may further benefit your church.
Yes, as a client of Church Finance Central you can benefit from the wide range of experience within our team and networks.
Whether it’s day-to-day items that you need a hand with, a more thorough strategy in your church bookkeeping and church payroll, or bigger-picture collaboration in areas of your church budgeting and cash flow, we are here to partner with you.
Yes, you may be in a situation where you’ve got your new church’s legal entity all running, and now you’re needing help to get started with your financial processing.
Areas in which you may particularly benefit at this time could include:
- Choosing and setting up your church accounting system
- Setting up and running a compliant church payroll system
- Establishing solid church financial procedures and processes
- Making it smooth for your church staff to manage expenses
- Managing your church’s GST and BAS
- Getting good church budgeting and church reporting in place
- Supporting your church donors and church members with helpful financial information and systems
We value the opportunity to work with you and support you at this important time in the life of your church plant.
Yes, it may well be that the volume of processing is a key trigger in your search for help.
One of the important stages of our partnership together is to understand the scope of requirements that your church has, and then resourcing this correctly.
At Church Finance Central we take a collaborative, team approach, with multiple options of support available to you.
Your church will have a unique combination of areas where you’d like to see transformation and growth in financial management. But in general, the benefits we’d love to see you experience are:
- Processing and procedures that assist you in better decisions
- Your ministry team having more time and focus for building disciples
- Strategy and communication that supports your church in boosting donations
Perhaps in your church the role of treasurer is difficult to fill and to retain.
This could be due to:
- Time – with so many tasks being lumped into the role that it’s unsustainable.
- Knowledge – where the learning required for the church treasurer role is underestimated
- Temperament – your treasurer wants to contribute, but feels anxious and burdened by the level of responsibility
Whatever the reason, we are not here to replace or further burden your church treasurer. Rather we are here to bring relief and support.
Working together with Church Finance Central, your treasurer can be released to focus more time and attention on the high-level aspects of their role.
Our desire for your church treasurer is that they will feel encouraged and assisted, in a way that helps their role to be enjoyable and sustainable.
Please don’t panic. That’s why we’re here. We know how overwhelming a mess can be, and we don’t want you to stay there.
We look forward to the joy you will have with a transformed, clean and helpful set of accounts.
When it’s time to make this transition and begin our partnership, we aim to work with you closely to make this smooth and easy.
Generally, you can expect a few important elements in this transition, including:
- An agreed transition date
- Preparation for the transition
- A handover process
- Establishment of the new arrangement
- Review of the transition integration
At each step of the way, we are here to guide and support you.
Timing in your church accounting is important, so as we partner together we’ll collaborate with you on your needs and preferences on where and when to start.
You may be in an urgent crisis and need emergency help, or you may be planning out a longer-term change.
Whatever your situation our experienced team is ready to plan with you and put in a strategy to do the right things at the right time.
Bigger-picture church finances
Facing (or recovering from) a church financial crisis can be painful and difficult.
Our desire for you is that together we can gain insight and understanding into the root causes that have led to the crisis (possibly stemming from years in the past). This will then inform the direction we take in planning out appropriate future action.
Areas that will likely be of particular initial focus in a crisis like this will be: giving and other revenue projections; budgeting and monitoring of expenses; and cash flow management.
Looking at a church balance sheet can be confusing.
And yet it’s an extremely important document for understanding your church’s financial position.
One of the questions that church leaders may have is: How much money do we actually have that we can use?
Without knowing the answer to that question, there is a possibility of overspending and getting into financial strife, and also a possibility of leaving funds unused when they could have been put into ministry.
Yes, there is a way to analyse your church balance sheet and come to a good workable understanding of available cash (and also to track this over time). We look forward to guiding you through this process in a way that makes sense for you in your church financial reporting.
This is about how to anticipate (where possible) when money is likely to come in and go out of your church bank account (and what the difference between the ins and outs will be).
Clear and up-to-date church accounting can greatly assist you in having the information you need to gain this understanding. Whether it’s getting a grasp on revenue and expense items - or (more subtly) the amount and timing of upcoming liabilities and disbursements - accurate accounts will help.
Putting a plan in place to have consistent, reliable and up-to-date numbers is a great step to take in keeping you church bank account at a good level.
While generosity is a heart matter, at Church Finance Central we aim to support you as you support and facilitate giving amongst your congregation, easing the process for your people to see and engage with your church’s financial vision.
Areas of help that can assist you in this are:
- Communication – having helpful and relevant information to aid your leaders in sharing the realities of church finances in the context of your church’s vision
- Strategy – supporting a helpful cycle so that your reporting, budgeting and pledging processes align with your broader mission and planning activities
- Streamlining – collaborating with you in ways and with mechanisms that may facilitate the process of giving, taking into account the size and make-up of your church
It can feel like a balancing act trying to plan for longer-term goals, but at the same time keeping up with current expenses.
On the one hand you want to exercise wise stewardship in saving healthy amounts for future ministry. And on the other hand, you don’t want to be keeping so much aside that you are under utilising funds or choking present ministry operations.
This is an area of your church finances we’d love to explore with you – understanding both your present and future needs and making appropriate plans together. And then supporting you with tracking and reporting so you can regularly see your progress towards the different goals.
Some areas of your church finances are naturally more complex than others.
It may be that in your church you’ve already got some great support in the day-to-day processing, but your team is struggling with uncertainty in difficult areas like church payroll and the management of your church’s GST compliance.
This is where the flexibility of support from Church Finance Central can really help. We are able to provide you relief in one or two areas, or lots of areas, according to your changing needs and circumstances.
You may find that as you streamline your church accounts and open them up to review and change, there are processes or reports that are a little different to what you are used to. This may mean a transition from a previous way of doing things, to a fresh way of doing things.
During this transition, we aim to walk with you carefully and strategically, having great respect for those who have come before, and enjoying a new future together.
Our Church Finance Central team is here to provide support, explanation and training as we partner together.
Church bookkeeping and church accounts
Your church chart of accounts is an important structural backbone to your church accounting.
So, we think it’s important that your chart of accounts is not only compliant and technically correct, but also useful and helpful for those who are interacting with it.
Sometimes, greater clarity can be achieved by reviewing and updating your church chart of accounts directly, and improving the numbering, naming and structure to better suit you.
At other times, you may be after a very particular look and feel in your church accounts that is better achieved through some customised reporting.
In both cases it’s helpful to have a clear understanding of the purpose of your church accounts and reports, then work together from there to achieve this purpose for you and your team.
It can be very disconcerting to think that your church accounts are saying one thing, only to find that something has been missed, and the accounts are actually saying something else.
Accounting software is enormously helpful, but cannot fully substitute for the oversight of an experienced and knowledgeable human being. And so, at Church Finance Central we believe this type of oversight and review is important to include on a regular basis.
The benefits of this type of review of your church accounting system can range from the transactional level (where things are allocated) to more systemic considerations (like doubled-up transactions, or variances in important accounts).
One of the struggles that church treasurers can experience is a huge load of processing that takes a large part of their time and attention.
The effect of this could be extreme, like burnout or resignation from the role. But the effect could also me more subtle, with your church treasurer being so busy with transactions, that they don’t give the time they’d like to higher-level analysis and reporting.
With the options available to you from Church Finance Central, there is a huge amount of flexibility. So, your treasurer can be assisted not only at the management level, but also receive liberating support in the day-to-day transactions like managing your church bill payments.
You may have need in your church to issue invoices for various reasons, for example if you are hiring out your church facilities.
One of the experiences you may have had though, is that the volume of invoicing is making this cumbersome to keep track of in a manual system.
Moving this process to a modern accounting system can give you the benefit of both saving time by digitising the process, and also providing you a clear picture of which invoices are still open, and how much your church is owed.
Further, where you have regular invoices to issue, we can assist you with additional streamlining to set these invoices up on automatic, or semi-automatic schedules, helping you keep track of them.
There are a number of reasons that bank reconciliations in your church accounts can be difficult and get out of hand:
- Perhaps it’s the volume – so many transactions that they build up at an overwhelming rate
- Perhaps uncertainty on allocation – not knowing where a transaction should be posted in the accounting system
- Perhaps confusion on the bank reconciliation screen – not understanding how the reconciliation process works and how to check if there are errors
Whatever the root cause of the difficulty, we are here to assist with bank reconciliation processing at a regularity that best suits your church finance schedule. We enjoy working together with you so that your bank reconciliation process is aligned with all your other church financial processing and reporting.
One of the great things about having your church accounts within an accounting software, is that often there is transaction information that feeds through from your bank that greatly assists in understanding what the transaction is.
From time to time, however, there is simply not enough data coming through on a bank feed to work out the needed details.
In these cases we seek to make this easier for you by collecting these unknown transactions together for you on a list, so that you can efficiently review them and advise where you would like them to be allocated in your church accounts.
The nature of churches is such that there can often be multiple people involved (at various levels) in the processing of church financial information.
Whether it be pastors and ministry leaders, staff and volunteers, you may feel like there is a lot of paperwork and emails flying around and you’re not sure how to bring it all together.
So, one of the important areas we value discussing with you, is around having simple, regular, consistent workflows for communication and documents related to your church finances.
As in any organisation, there are several configurations on how this can best work, and we collaborate with you to integrate a system that works well for your team.
You may have existing patterns of communication in place that you’d like to retain or streamline, or you may be looking for a simple solution to bring more order out of what can feel chaotic and overwhelming.
Goods and Services Tax (GST) can be a challenging area for churches for a few reasons:
- Churches can have GST-related scenarios that are different from what would normally be experienced in a typical business, leading to uncertainty for your church finance team
- Your church finance and admin team may not have the level of training and experience that they’d like in order to understand the compliance aspects of church-related GST
- It may be fiddly for your church to maintain logins and access to the relevant ATO portal in order to keep on top of where your GST and BAS are up to
You may be comforted to know that Church Finance Central (Exdia Pty Ltd t/as) is a register BAS agent with the Tax Practitioners Board. This means we can advise on your church’s GST, as well as manage the preparation and lodgement process for your regular BAS.
Not only that, but with many years of working with many churches, we are experienced in the GST issues that are peculiar to the church environment.
Your church audit time can be challenging for a number of reasons:
- Your church auditor may be asking for several reports that you are not familiar with
- Your church auditor may be asking questions about the accounts that are confusing to you
- You are trying to get your church audit done on time ready for your annual finance meeting
It can be a real help for your church finance team at audit time to have our team here to assist with some of the audit information and church audit process.
We can assist you by supplying financial information directly to your auditor or directly to you, and also help you to understand other information that your church auditor may be requesting from you.
From time to time you will have an update in your church accounts that relates to the assets section of you balance sheet.
Perhaps you have one or more church properties and these have been revalued. And there may be multiple facets to the revaluation which include land, building, contents and even building improvements. It’s understandable that this can be a confusing or difficult set of items to update in your church accounts.
At Church Finance Central we want to take this pressure off you, by reviewing and posting these updates into your annual accounts.
In addition to property, there may be other assets that you are keeping track of on your balance sheet that need an annual depreciation update. Again, this can be confusing or difficult and an area where a little help coming your way can really make a difference.
These are names of modern, cloud-based accounting software systems, used by a large number of churches and businesses.
We are pleased to work with you with any of these providers (or any other cloud-based accounting software) for your church accounts.
Perhaps you are new to online accounting software and would like to explore this for your church. We are really happy to review your situation and point you towards (and help you set up) an option that will suit your needs.
Yes. Migrating from one (or no) accounting software to another, is something we love to make simple and easy for you.
We start by understanding your goals, advising you of options, and managing the whole migration process for you from start to finish.
Timing and sequence are important considerations in a migration process, so we value the opportunity to guide and advise you through this change.
Church payroll and minister’s allowances
As you may have experienced, the are some aspects of church payroll that are complex and cannot be changed because they relate to compliance (either ATO compliance, or compliance to the rules of your church denomination).
But even though that’s the case, your church payroll may well benefit from a review to make it smoother by:
- Optimising the structure and setup of your payroll system and employees
- Having our experienced team manage your payroll processing
We understand that church payroll can be a sensitive area for individuals as it relates to their personal finances. Getting it consistently right can mean one less thing that your team is concerned about.
If you are struggling with Minister’s Expense Allowances (MEA) – also known as Pastor’s Expenses, or Non-Cash Fringe Benefits (or the like) – you are not alone.
This area of church payroll can be confusing in:
- Knowing how to structure your church payroll system to effectively account for MEA
- Understanding how MEA operates within your church accounts and reports
- Working out how MEA interacts with other pay elements, for example salary-sacrificed superannuation
And on top of this you may also be experiencing further struggles in:
- Getting an effective and streamlined way of processing and recording MEA transactions
- Having a true picture of MEA balances for your church ministry staff
Out of the many possible configurations in setting up your church MEA effectively, we want you to have the setup that works best (while being compliant) for your church and your team.
And further we’d love you to benefit from ways to streamline the day-to-day management of MEA that make it better for both your pastors as well as your church finance team.
Starting up a new church employee can feel like a flurry of paperwork and technical information. We want your new team member to feel confident and reassured that their payroll is being attended to smoothly and accurately.
At this important time of starting up we work closely with you, giving you the essential documents that you’ll need to gather the right information, then completely setting up your new team member into your payroll system.
Long Service Leave can be challenging and difficult for those managing your church payroll system.
There are a few reasons for this:
- Your church’s or denomination’s Long Service Leave policy may be different from the legislated minimums specified in your jurisdiction
- Different employees may be on different Long Service Leave arrangements
- There may be a centralised Long Service Leave scheme for one or more of your team
- Long Service Leave information and accruals may need to be transferred to or from another church in your network
- You may have not kept track of your church’s Long Service Leave for a period, and there’s a backlog to deal with
For these reasons, you may find it a great relief to lean on the experience of our team in tracking and administering the Long Service Leave requirements of your church staff.
When it comes to superannuation, many of us have a basic understanding of how it works from our experience as employees, or from our experience as employers in a business setting.
But when it comes to your church superannuation, you may have encountered some challenges. For example:
- Understanding centralised church superannuation and how that affects your church payroll
- Trying to administer when a church employee wants to salary sacrifice to superannuation
- Working out how to set up and code additional superannuation specified by your church denomination, or negotiated by an employee
- Working out how superannuation interacts with the non-taxable portion of your church employee packages
- Dealing with a backlog of church superannuation issues
This is a key area where we would value bringing to you and your church team both understanding and help.
All of these complex church superannuation issues are solvable, and we are ready to support and advise you in this.
Yes. Your church STP reporting is something we take care of for you as part of your church payroll management.
Whether it’s the pay event reporting that needs to be done regularly, or the annual STP lodgement, this is something we can do on behalf of your church as your agent.
Church budgets and financial reports
Your church budget is key to keeping your finger on your church’s financial pulse.
But to have a clear picture of how you are travelling against budget, there are few key things your church will want to have in place:
- A simple, clear, timely church budgeting process
- A church budget structure that supports the information you are trying to track
- Effective implementation of your church budgeting data into your church accounting software
- Accurate and up to date church accounts that can be easily compared to your budget
- And perhaps one or more customised reports that focus on making your church budget performance really understandable
You may be well along the way to seeing your church figures clearly, or you may feel that you’ve got a long way to go. Either way, it’s our pleasure to join with you in learning of your budgeting needs, and working with you to achieve them.
The role of church treasurer can be overwhelming, and a real struggle to achieve all the needed tasks and processes each month.
For some churches this may have a flow-on effect for the church board who may be seeking the latest information in time for regular church board meetings.
To overcome this challenge, we look forward to helping your church get into a predictable cycle of bookkeeping and reporting that facilities the fulfilling your church board requirements
Often, this will mean careful timing and resourcing of all the elements that come together to make up your monthly church accounts. And further, it means understanding the church board’s requirements and collaborating to develop a cycle for your church that’s consistent and achievable for all involved.
With all the activities and ministries happening in your church, it’s likely that there will be times that you’d like to keep aside (and keep track of) pockets of money for particular things.
This could be a small, short-term project like saving for some equipment or holding an event. Or it could be a longer-term commitment like a building fund or ongoing mission support. In some cases this type of tracking may take place over years or even decades.
So, it’s important for both for your church finance team that an accurate and helpful record is kept, and the amount of accumulated funds can be easily determined.
We look forward to working with you to get this running smoothly in your church accounts, and to you having this information at your fingertips.
Yes, there are a couple of way to address this.
Sometimes there will be enough flexibility within your church accounting software that we can customise reporting for you that is acceptable to your church denominational requirements. This method is helpful because it allows you to re-run the same report for your church for different periods and at different times.
Alternatively, you may prefer to have your church’s denominational reporting filled in directly on a template that is provided to you from head office. In this case, it’s important to ensure that you can access the correct information in your church accounts in order to populate the template.
We are here to support you in either of these ways.
Sometimes the standard reports that are produced by your church accounting software may not be exactly how you want them. Or you may want information presented in very different ways for different purposes.
The first step here is understanding the various users of your church reports, and what will be most helpful for them in terms of information and presentation.
From there we can work with you develop a set of reports that works well with the whole team, and a distribution list of where each report should go.
Church financial management and ministry teams
It may feel like the financial and ministry functions of your church are in very different realms, and communication between the two is difficult, for example:
- Your church ministry team may have very little idea of how much they can spend in their ministries, and where their spending is up to
- Your team may be aware that there are church financial difficulties, but not be at all sure how this might affect their ministry and their family
- There is a desire to grow a ministry area, but there is uncertainly on what this will mean in terms of funding
One of our aims for you is to consider these types of difficulties, and understand how your church financial reporting can serve to support and facilitate your various ministries.
This type of support can take the form of:
- Information – maintain figures that are relevant and accessible to your ministry staff
- Communication – having this information make it out to the right people
- Understanding – helping you and your team to know what the numbers mean for them
We’d want to begin but getting to some of the root causes of you team’s frustration:
- Perhaps ministry staff are feeling drawn into fiddly financial matters that are distracting them from ministry
- Or perhaps they are finding the process of accessing appropriate funds difficult to understand or comply with
- Or maybe it’s just an aversion to finances and numbers which they are not sure how to get help with
Once we understand what is causing the frustration, we can then collaborate together on the solution. Ways forward may include:
- Role clarity and support - so your church ministry team have relief from excessive financial involvement
- Streamlined processing – where it’s clear how your team’s role plugs into your church financial processes, and everyone understands how it works
- Relevant information – predictable and timely updates that help each ministry team leader in their specific role
Perhaps you’ve had the experience of one of your team needing personal financial information for an external body, but there is some confusion about how to get this.
It may be that the standard information they receive (like a payslip) does not contain the full details of there remuneration package, or that it is simply not understood by the third party they are dealing with.
This is understandable, as church remuneration structures are often very different from those that people are used to in typical businesses.
In this type of situation your church employees may be looking for a simple document that they can take to their third party (like a bank or a real estate) that simply and accurately summarises their remuneration components.
This can be a very personal and time-critical matter, as your staff member is likely to be involved in a significant enquiry when they need this information. So, it’s our pleasure to assist you in these important situations, and support your team with good and helpful information.
Yes. If you are struggling with church expense management, you’ve hit upon an area that can very likely benefit from some streamlining.
This type of streamlining could involve improving your current system by looking at ways to bring greater consistency of workflow and processing.
Or you may like to explore options that may be new to your church like electronic workflows or a modern expense management app that suits your church team.
With this type of streamlining it’s important to consider both the user elements (how your church ministry team will be affected) and the financial elements (how all these changes can be integrated into your church accounts).
We welcome the opportunity to advise you on options that may be effective for your church, and walk with you in integrating these improvements.
Church finance and congregations/members
Different members of your church congregation will have differing levels of interest in church finances, and that is to be expected.
However, what may be concerning you is an unhelpful level of disinterest, perhaps:
- Members feel in the dark as to how their donations are being used
- Individuals are struggling to see how their contribution is important
- Your wider congregation is lacking insight into how finances integrate with your church’s vision
There can be a number of areas where some additional support can help your church move forward with these important concerns:
- Looking at how financial information can be maintained with clarity that makes sense to the whole church
- Helping parishioners see the role that their financial contribution plays in in the greater mission
- Assisting pastors and leaders to be on the front foot in communicating a helpful, vision-based financial picture
This type of feedback could potentially be coming from a number of concerns:
- Perhaps there is a large budget, but little visibility for the bulk of donors as to how that budget is being spent
- There may be regular crises and related church financial appeals, and donors are wondering why
- Individuals may have experienced some unresolved (or poorly resolved) issue in their financial interaction with the church money team
In starting to address these (and other) church financial management concerns, some key areas come to mind that may be worth considering:
- Budgeting and clarity – having a predictable budgeting process and cycle, and clear financial records that can be made available (to an appropriate level) to those interested
- Planning and communication – looking ahead to upcoming obligations, and current financial reserves, and communicating early with the wider church at appropriate stages of concern
- People and processes – having suitable, willing and available people involved in the various aspects of church finances, and processes that support them well in their work
Ways of giving electronically are a very handy (but perhaps daunting) aspect of modern life.
When considering this type of change for your church giving options, we’d be wanting you to consider:
- The goals that you have for your church in relation to this change
- The types of systems or apps that would help you achieve these goals
- The costs for both set up and maintenance of the streamlined system, compared with the benefits
- How this will integrate into your current systems for church giving to make it easy for donors
- How this will integrate into your back-office financials to make it achievable for your church finance team
Finding a close fit that brings genuine overall improvement for your church is something we’d love to assist you with.
Church treasurers and church admin teams
You’ve probably noticed this already, but your church admin team (whether staff or volunteers) play a very important role in your church life.
You may well already have substantial help in this area, and you want to keep valuing and supporting your admin team in the best way.
One of the great things about the flexibility of Church Finance Central, is that we can work closely with your existing admin, and provide support where it is most helpful. This can free up your admin team to focus more in the areas of their speciality, while not being burdened with complex financial processing.
This collaborative model means that you are not locked into a prescribed way of doing things, and you can modify the level of support to adapt to your changing needs.
The role of church treasurer can be challenging and difficult, and if you find that your church treasurer (and that might be you!) is struggling, there may be a number of possible factors:
- A big one could be time - with your treasurer potentially having many other responsibilities with work or family, the volume of processing they are doing in the treasurer role could be overwhelming, or having negative effects on their personal life
- Another area could be range of skills - church financial management from end to end actually encompasses quite a range of skills and knowledge at different points along the process. While your treasurer my be confident in some or many aspects, there may be areas that are new or overly-complex which they don’t have capacity to master at the present time
- Or perhaps it may be temperament – some parts of the treasurer role are behind the scenes, but there may be other parts that are more exposed to the scrutiny (and perhaps criticism) of a wider group of people. Your church treasurer may be feeling a sense of pressure or anxiety which is wearing away at them
Understanding the particular points of difficultly that your treasurer is experiencing, will be an important step in supporting and caring for them, and helping them succeed in their role.
Perhaps one of the biggest differences between your financial processing team (admin and office), and your financial management team (treasurer and board) is the time frame on which they are focussing.
Your church financial processing team are focussed primarily on the present and the past – ensuring that current processes are running well, and historical financial information is recorded accurately.
Your church treasure and church board, in addition to the present and the past, will want to be focussing also on the future. That is, using an understanding of the past to inform future decisions and plans.
Where you may be experiencing issues in your church finances is that so much time and attention is being given to managing processing, that there is little energy or focus left to build forward-looking plans.
So, one of the important ways that Church Finance Central seeks to support church treasurers and church boards, is to bring relief at the processing level, as well as information and insight at the management level.
Our aim for your church, then, is that your treasurer and board can focus confidently on their role without being overwhelmed by processing or lack of information that makes this difficult.