Finance Development Team
The Finance Team meets monthly to monitor, track and prioritise financial spending of church funds providing regular reports and recommendations to the Congregational Committee for their approval. Reporting also extends to the Church Session to ensure they are appraised of the financial position to assist in their decision making process.
Control and planning of all financial expenditure
Proactively finding ways of reducing ongoing operational costs
Dealing with all financial requests
Managing the collection, counting, checking and lodging of free will offering
Maximising benefits from 'receipts' e.g. Gift Aid
Promoting alternative ways of giving e.g. Standing Orders
Providing regular financial reports to Committee for their approval
Analysing project initiatives obtaining detailed costings for consideration
Communicating fund raising events to the congregation
Leading fund raising events for capital and revenue generation
'Grow Generous Givers' through a programme of teaching and training
Develop an 'all age' Stewardship Programme and implement across all development areas
Develop a Stewardship Programme based on 'Vision, Not Guilt.' This should be built on stewardship teaching and a programme that will encourage people of all ages to give in response to a 'growing' understanding of their stewardship of God's resources and not simply as a response to a financial need.
John 3:16 - "For God loved the world so much that He gave His only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him may not die, but have eternal life."