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    • Accounting
      Recording and reporting the flow of money within a congregation instills confidence in its leaders and constituents that the financial resources needed for mission and vision are being generated and directed according to plan. Financial transparency also feeds a culture of trust that inspires people and motivates future gifts.
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    • 2 months, 2 weeks ago

      Steve Oelschlager

    • Finance
      Financial and physical resources are tools for ministry that make everything else possible. Planning for and directing these resources appropriately provides a map for how a congregation will act on its mission. This is foundational to having an impact and making a difference in the name of Jesus.
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    • 2 months, 2 weeks ago

      Steve Oelschlager

    • HR
      Staff provide support for programmatic offerings and ministry within congregations. In many congregations, staff expenses represent the largest or second largest line items in a congregation’s budget, as well as a significant source of administrative complexity.
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    • 2 months, 2 weeks ago

      Steve Oelschlager

    • Risk Management
      Like other organizations and individuals, congregations face a variety of risks that need to be understood and planned for to minimize their potential impact. Managing risk involves thoughtful discernment of these unwanted events as well as the insurance or other backup plans needed to address them when they do.
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    • 2 months, 2 weeks ago

      Steve Oelschlager

    • Stewardship
      People’s understanding of their calling to make a difference through their congregation significantly affects their engagement, leadership and financial support. In addition to making meaningful ministry happen, it is vital that congregations continually teach, inspire, challenge, and affirm stewardship principles and generosity.
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    • 2 months, 2 weeks ago

      Steve Oelschlager