Fearless Finances - Parish Budgets

This webinar took place on Thursday, October 13, 2016. A recording of this webinar is available below along with the resource sheet that was made available to all participants. 

Fearless Finances - A Practical Approach to Parish Budgets (ECF/Lilly Financial Literacy Series)

Fall is a critical time for parish budgeting and congregational leaders often feel overwhelmed. Take a deep breath – you are just one step away from learning ideas that will make this process a lot easier. In this webinar you will realize that the way your parish spends money is directly linked to mission and ministry and a key indication of your congregation’s identity. Additionally, as Jesus challenged us to use of our resources wisely, this webinar will offer a “no-jargon” overview and practical ways of enhancing two critical aspects of parish finance - budgeting and investing. You will also receive a “user-friendly” tool to help create clear, concise and transparent financial reports for your own unique context and situation. Join us and you'll sleep better at night.

Presented by Donald V. Romanik, President, ECF, and the Rev. Jerry Keucher, ECF consultant, and author of Remember the Future: Financial Leadership and Asset Management for Congregations.

(This is the first of a series of ECF webinars designed to help clergy and lay leaders address the economic challenges of congregational ministry in the 21[1] century and is made possible through a grant from Lilly Endowment’s National Initiative.)

Sample Vestry Reports - Excel Spreadsheet
PowerPoint Slides for Fearless Finances
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