4 Financial Moves Your Church Should Make to Steward Money Well
Have a Budget
Yes, this seems like a no-brainer, but it’s necessary! Do you have a budget that shows budget v. actual? Budgeting is good stewardship of the resources God provided. It shows that a plan is in place for how funds received would be spent. Reporting this monthly is key to showing the church if finances are going as planned or if they need to develop a new plan with their board / management team. When properly reviewed by the board / management team it offers a layer of accountability for staff.
Trust Your Management Team/Board
You’ve chosen people to help you stay above reproach. Value their input and trust them. They see things that you don’t and are there to further the mission of the church. Relationships matter to us and our team works hard to support you and your management team to ensure your church is financially healthy.
Stadia Bookkeeping is an essential part of our church financial structure. With Stadia taking care of all our accounting and payroll needs, our staff is freed up to focus on our mission of reaching people for Jesus. Josh Wilson, Redrock Church, Colorado Springs, CO.
Hire a Stadia Bookkeeper
We focus on your finances so that you can focus on your mission. Stadia bookkeepers provide an extra set of eyes and financial guidance. Our team is QuickBooks certified, so we can walk alongside you and your team to ensure the financial health and sustainability of your church. Jesus taught the most about money and the Kingdom; Jesus wants us to steward his money well and teaches us to have a plan.
“For which of you, desiring to build a tower, does not first sit down and count the cost, whether he has enough to complete it? Otherwise, when he has laid a 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
With Stadia Bookkeeping, we can help you lay a solid financial foundation.
Know Who to Talk to and When
- Stadia bookkeeping can help connect you to resources in regards to various payroll topics including clergy pay, reimbursements, and allowances.
- We recommend you develop a regular system of auditing for your church.
- Find someone local who can answer tax related questions.
By signing with Stadia Bookkeeping you’re not only getting excellence at an affordable price, you’re helping fuel future church plants.
Like Chris Finchum from Citywalk Church in Yuba City, CA said… ‘it’s worth it.’
Want to become a client or learn more? Visit our Bookkeeping page!
After teaching for several years and being heavily involved in her local church, Ashley’s heart for ministry has continued to grow. Ashley serves as a kids ministry and volunteer coordinator at Mosaic Christian Church. She serves locally in her community and her and her husband have traveled globally to serve in Poland and Haiti. Ashley understands the importance of the church in a child’s life. If she is not at church, she’s hanging out with girlfriends or with her husband and three boys in Baltimore, MD.