Church Finances: How to stay afloat and thrive - even in 2020!

Church Finances: How to stay afloat and thrive - even in 2020!

Ross Williams


Dear Treasurers, Finance Chairs and Pastors,

The General Board of Higher Education and Ministry (GBHEM) will host its first virtual book club with Bonnie Marden, author of “Church Finances for Missional Leaders: Best Practices for Faithful Stewardship.”  Viewers are encouraged to order Marden’s book prior to the discussion and to ask questions during the event about how to manage church finances in this uniquely challenging time.

The event will be streamed live on GBHEM’s Facebook page and YouTube channel at 12:00 noon on Thursday, July 9th.  Viewers will be able to pose their questions through the comments section of either platform.

Marden will address important issues like:

  • The positive impact of talking about money—even during a pandemic
  • Setting up and promoting online giving
  • Surprising areas for funding opportunities
  • Handling budget shortfalls and changes in staffing

Bonnie Ives Marden is a leadership consultant and financial stewardship practitioner.  She offers stewardship education through multiple United Methodist Foundations, and also served as the Imagine No Malaria Campaign Coordinator for the New England Conference of The United Methodist Church.

“Church Finances for Missional Leaders” is available for purchase through either Cokesbury and Amazon.