Ministers and Missions

2011 Ministers and Missions Conference

2011 Ministers and Missions ConferenceWere you at the conference?

I had an awesome time at the M&M conference! hosted at Living Word Christian Center.

On Friday, I was privileged to speak to Pastors and ministry leaders in one dynamic session.  And later to church bookkeepers and finance administrators.   Each session was packed with information.

The session for Pastors was totally a top level discussion for Pastors as CEO’s of the organization:

  • Gathering the Right Resources
    • Accounting Software
    • Membership Database programs
    • Putting together a finance team and getting them trained.
  • Managing Money – We really got into some heavy talk here!
  • Setting Financial Goals
  • Budgeting
  • Financial Reports
  • So much more.

There’s only so much information you can squeeze into 45 minutes, but in the session with church finance administrators, we were able to hit on:

  • Brief overview of starting a ministry (IRS and state registrations).
  • IRS and State annual reporting
  • Accounting programs and membership databases
  • Internal Controls and Segregation of Duties – You can’t have one person doing everything :-) .
  • We talked about some more stuff too…
  • Plus, I teamed up with Clara Rauf in her workshop on Benevolence Ministry.  Way Cool!  It worked out really nice.

If you were at the conference, please share your comments!

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Any who… Love ya.  Be blessed!

4 Comments

  • Sumona Woods April 25, 2011 at 7:31 AM

    I wasn ‘t able to attend the M&M Conference but I did purchase and download your session. You talked briefly about salaries. Do you have a book or something in print concerning pastors salary particularly for new start-up ministries. I know you said that you work with ministries of all sizes even as small as 10 members. How do a ministry of that size determine what to start the pastor off with financially….salary or honorarium/what amount?

  • Virdell Jackson June 8, 2011 at 2:56 PM

    Hello Belinda my name is Virdell Jackson and I’m looking to establish a 501c3 in the state of Tennessee. My question is do you only focus on 501c3 with your company if not do you help individual establish LLC’s as well?

    • Belinda Whitfield June 15, 2011 at 5:48 PM

      Hello Virdell,

      I only serve churches and religious organizations. I don’t do LLC’s.
      You’ll probably want to hire an attorney to assist you.

      Blessings

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