filtered by Vestry, Finance
By Julie Young
If you’re a new vestry member, beginning your role can be an overwhelming time of information overload. Julie Young highlights a few must-know pointers to help you get started on your journey.
By Dick Kurth
Dick Kurth shares his experience of learning the importance of authenticity and directness when tackling money matters in the church.
By Dick Kurth
We pushed and pried in private with some vestry members. What were their real attitudes toward “the numbers?”
By Lisa Meeder Turnbull
Lisa Meeder Turnbull invites congregational leaders to consider the stewardship of structure and governance as a framework supporting the mission and vision of your congregation.
By Ibby Whitten
As vestry members, we often spend so much time worrying over the “deficits” and “losses” and “funding gaps” reported each month that we are unable to see the true abundance that is right before us.
By Craig A. Bossi
Effective budgeting is not the result of the stressful days and nights of budget preparation, or the reams of financial spreadsheets produced, or even the many hard choices required to finalize a budget.
By David A. Williams
Thou shalt accept the fact that you cant fix everything.
By Matthew Freeman
What follows are insights into the “narrative budget,” growing in popularity because of its ability to draw members of the congregation into the budget process...and keep them there.
By Bill Nolan
Like pruning a vineyard in a drought, how a parish spends its money during tough times is critical — and like it or not, sends a strong message to parishioners about their own spending
By Erin Weber-Johnson