Certificate for Church Treasurers

 

The Conference Office of Treasury Services and the United Methodist Foundation of Western North Carolina will offer a certificate training program for United Methodist volunteer treasurers within our conference. Dr. Mark King and Rev. David Snipes will lead the four-session program in February-March 2020. Registration will open in November. Space is limited. Please contact Jeff Johnson at jjohnson@wnccumc.org to be notified of registration information. Questions? Reach Mark King at mking@wnccumc.org or David Snipes at dsnipes@umfwnc.org.
 
 
Statement of Vision, Purpose and Hopes
 
Vision:  Church treasurers becoming informed and trained in the task of efficient and effective management of local church finances
 
Purpose:  To serve Western North Carolina Conference local church volunteer treasurers by offering a training school with curriculum and experience monitoring that leads to certification as a Certified Church Treasurer.
 
Hopes:
  • Commitment to integrity and fiduciary responsibility for church financial management
  • Understanding of sound financial practices and controls of accounting from the perspective of GAAP and the UMC Book of Discipline
  • Comprehension of the United Methodist apportionment system and funding
  • Conversant with clergy compensation, taxation and benefits
  • Knowledge of resources and networks for further training and support
  • Exposure to church legal, property, insurance and tax issues relevant to local church financial management.
  
Governance
The CTP will be jointly offered and operated under the direction of the WNCC Treasury Services and the United Methodist Foundation of WNC.  Endorsed by the WNCC Board of Laity.
 
Personnel
Dr. Mark King, Conference Treasurer 
Rev. David Snipes, Executive Director, UMFWNC 
Guest personnel from across the UMC Connection
 
Cost 
$25 registration fee for each attendee includes lunch for each session day.
 
Sessions limited to a maximum registration of 25 persons.
 
Program and Curriculum
Four Days:  Accounting; Stewardship; Legal & Tax; and United Methodism, 5 hours each (10 am – 3 pm)
 
 
Enrollment Criteria
Target audience:  Local church volunteer lay treasurers
Elected by Charge Conference
Commitment to four weekend session attendance
Recommended by Pastors in charge
 
Program/Curriculum Plan
 
Session 1 Accounting
2/22/20
Session 2 Stewardship
2/29/20
Session 3
Tax and Protection
3/21/20
Session 4
UMC
3/28/20
 
Accounting Structure Annual Giving Property Issues UMC Structure
Financial Statements Designated & Capital Giving Insurance Book of Discipline
Income & Receivables Planned Giving Legal Organizational
Expenses & Payables / Payroll Budgeting Clergy Comp & Benefits Apportionments
Fund Balance & Designated Accounts Cash Management Tax Reporting & Forms
Banking Investing Audit Resources
Software Endowments    
 
Each track ends with a simple quiz/exam of no more than 10-15 questions covering material.
 
Completion Requirements
 
Completion of all four tracks within one year
Recognition with certificate “suitable for framing” at Annual Conference
 

Resources for Vital Congregations

 

CHURCH LEADERSHIP

Lewis Center for Church Leadership

Lewis Center for Church Leadership: Books

Lewis Center for Church Leadership: Serve Your Neighbor

GBHEM Leadership Resources

eLEAD

Living Faithfully: Human Sexuality and the United Methodist Church

Englewood Book Review

Five Practices of Fruitful Congregations

Ted Talks: The Golden Circle

Ted Talks: The Power of Vulnerability

Ted Talks: The Price of Invulnerability

Design Thinking

Meditations on the Ministry of All Christians

DISCIPLE FORMATION:

Be A Disciple

A Disciple’s Path; A Guide for United Methodist

Lewis Center for Church Leadership: Adult Christian Studies from the Wesley Ministry Network

Traveling Together: A Guide for Disciple Forming Congregations

WESLEYAN STUDIES:

Living As United Methodist Christians

Methodist Doctrine: The Essentials

Reclaiming our Wesleyan Tradition: John Wesley’s Sermons for Today

John Wesley Sermons: Anthology

REACHING PEOPLE:

Get Their Name

Evangelism & Theology in the Wesleyan Spirit

Canoeing the Mountains

Fresh Expressions

Fresh Expressions: Dinner Church

Lewis Center for Church Leadership: Reach New Disciples

Lewis Center for Church Leadership: 50 Ways to Reach People

Community: The Structure of Belonging

RESOURCES TO CONNECT WITH THE COMMUNITY:

Institute for Emerging Issues

Congregations 4 Children

GRANTS:

The Royce and Jane Reynolds Ministry Fund Grants

The Duke Endowment

 

 

 

 

 

 

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