Finance Topics


Church Audit Webinar

Ross Williams

January 25, 2019

Dear Church Treasurers, Finance Chairs and Pastors, This is just a reminder that there is a free upcoming webinar on how to perform a church audit.   See below for details and the link to register. Sincerely,  Ross Thursday, February 7, 2019, 6:30PM Central Standard Time! The Church Audit: You Can Do This! Every congregation needs to do a church audit, but it doesn’t have to be a big expense or an insurmountable obstacle. There is a great Local Church Audit Guide and related FAQ available that ...


Workers' Compensation Submission Due by February 28th

Ross Williams

January 18, 2019

Dear Treasurers, Finance Chairs and Preschools (copy to Pastors), (This communication is also being sent via U.S. mail to ensure receipt) As you may know, the Conference uses an on-line collection system for payroll data, which streamlines the process of issuing accurate bills for Workers' Compensation insurance. It is now time for churches and church-controlled schools, nurseries and day camps to report their final 2018 wages by February 28th using this system. Treasurers have found the system ...


Thank You!

Ross Williams

January 17, 2019

Dear Pastors, Church Council Chairs, Finance Chairs, and Treasurers, I would like to take this opportunity to say "thanks" for your tremendous commitment in honoring the work of our connectional church.  As a former church treasurer, finance chair and stewardship chair I am keenly aware of what it means for a church to pay their conference apportionments.  It is not a trivial accomplishment, especially in what have been challenging economic times.  We ended the 2018 year collecting 87% of ...


2018 Apportionments

Ross Williams

January 09, 2019

Dear Treasurers and Finance Chairs (cc: to Pastors), Happy New Year!  My very best wishes for a new year filled with peace, joy and good health.   With the close of the calendar year I want to encourage you to do all you can to pay 2018 conference apportionments in full.  As a reminder, the cut-off date for receiving funds is this Friday, January 11th  .  If you are still planning on making a payment for 2018, please do so by sending it via overnight mail or hand-delivering to the Conference ...


Free Upcoming Webinars - Stewardship, Audits & Clergy Taxes

Ross Williams

December 20, 2018

Dear Church Treasurers, Finance Chairs, Stewardship Chairs and Pastors, I want to make you aware of some upcoming webinars that are being offered by Discipleship Ministries.  Please see the information below for topics and how to register. I hope you have a joy-filled Christmas and a healthy and peaceful New Year! Sincerely,   Ross Thursday, January 10, 2019, 6:30PM CST Stewardship & Finance: Getting it Right at the Starting Line We start each new year with this webinar focused on the new member...


Key Year-End Dates

Diana Moore

December 17, 2018

Dear Pastor, Finance Chair and Treasurer: The staff at the Conference Center join me in wishing you and your congregation a joyous Christmas and peaceful New Year! This communication contains information with respect to mailing year-end payments to the Conference.  Please share as appropriate. Please contact me should you have any questions. Sincerely,   Diana Moore Treasurer’s Remittance Report: The Treasurer’s Remittance form should be sent with payments for Apportionments, Benevolences and ...


IRS Mileage Rate for 2019

Ross Williams

December 17, 2018

Dear Pastors and Treasurers, The Internal Revenue Service has issued the 2019 standard mileage rates used to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business or charitable purposes. Beginning on January 1, 2019, the standard mileage rates will be: 58.0 cents per mile for business miles driven up from 54.5 cents in 2018. This rate represents the maximum rate an organization can reimburse an employee without the reimbursement being treated as taxable income. 14.0 cents ...


Statistical Table Information

Margaret Howe

December 13, 2018

Dear Pastor, Finance Committee Chair, Treasurer and Trustee Chair: Our Annual Statistical Table process will be ready very soon!  It is time to get your information together! This is the system in which you will report your 2018 data – Table 1: Membership and Participation, Table II: Church Assets and Expenses, Table III: Church Income. The Book of Discipline requires pastors to give an account of their pastoral ministries to the Charge and Annual Conference. There may be individuals and/or ...


IRS Reporting and more

Sally Truglia

December 13, 2018

Dear Pastors, Finance Chairs and Treasurers, The end of the year brings the joyous celebrations of the Christmas season and the hope for a peaceful New Year. Unfortunately it also brings some financial housekeeping issues with which we must all comply.  Listed below are some new reporting requirements and some annual reminders.  1)   2018 W-2 Preparation:  All churches must prepare and distribute W-2 forms for their pastors and their lay staff by January 31.     Church plans are still exempt ...


Church Finance Training

Ross Williams

November 14, 2018

Update including locations, times and registration link: The Conference will be offering training on Church Finances at each of the six upcoming "District Days".  This is an opportunity for the laity of your church to better understand church finances including audits, taxation, roles / responsibilities and appropriate financial controls.  I especially encourage Church Treasurers, Financial Secretaries and Finance Chairs to attend.  This training for laity will be conducted at the same time our ...


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