Certificate for Church Treasurers
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.
- 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.
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.
Dr. Mark King, Conference Treasurer
Rev. David Snipes, Executive Director, UMFWNC
Guest personnel from across the UMC Connection
$25 registration fee for each attendee
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)
Target audience: Local church volunteer lay treasurers
Elected by Charge Conference
Commitment to four weekend session attendance
Recommended by Pastors in charge
|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|
Each track ends with a simple quiz/exam of no more than 10-15 questions covering material.
Completion of all four tracks within one year
Recognition with certificate “suitable for framing” at Annual Conference
Resources for Vital Congregations
GBHEM Leadership Resources
A Disciple’s Path; A Guide for United Methodist
RESOURCES TO CONNECT WITH THE COMMUNITY:
The Appalachian District Church Vitality Team has been prayerfully seeking ways to help support you and the ministries of your local congregation during this COVID-19 pandemic. Together they have diligently researched and connected with others throughout the conference and our denomination to identify resources and offer them to you. We hope they will be helpful to you and bless you greatly in leading your churches and communities through this unprecedented time. We are very grateful to the District Vitality Team and other contributors for their great work on this resource.
This faithful team has created three documents, two of which you are receiving today. They include:
- Family Home Worship – designed to help families establish a regular worship space within their homes as well as a time where they can worship together.
- Tech Strategies – to help guide you in selecting effective tools and resources within your budget to best communicate in the digital world.
We believe these resources will be of great benefit to you. Also know that the District Vitality Team is available to answer any questions you might have in regards to the documents attached. If you have questions, you may email Rev. Howard Fleming at firstname.lastname@example.org.