The goal of the ministry of finance is to fund ministries that nurture persons in their faith. The finance system in the congregation will raise, manage, and disperse the funds of the congregation that help realize the mission and vision of the church. This Guidelines booklet is designed to help equip you in leading this ministry group in your congregation. These additional resources are referenced in the booklet.
[Guidelines, pages 14-17]
The United Methodist Book of Discipline assigns the responsibility for the annual audit of financial records to the committee on finance. The purpose of this audit guide is to assist the committee in its work.
[Guidelines, page 17]
A narrative budget is a simple, clear description of what the church would like to accomplish in each area of ministry and the spending that will be necessary to achieve each goal.
[Guidelines, page 31]
"I'm a UMC E-Giver!" Downloadable PDF cards for persons who give to your church electronically.
Appendix: Laws and Regulations
[Guidelines, page 34 and following]