Getting church finances in order takes knowledge and know-how. Sometimes it’s good to have a colleague from the outside to look at the numbers with you. GARBC Treasurer Michael Nolan has lent confidential assistance to churches in realigning their finances. Michael is available to meet with you or a church leader/leadership team from your congregation.
Michael offers the following church budgeting tips at www.baptistbuildersclub.org:
- Should Your Church Give Receipt Letters to Donors?
- IRS Announces Mileage Rates for 2015
- Increasing Revenue
- Cutting Expenses
- Dos and Don’ts
- Common Allocations
The GARBC Resource center offers online, onsite, and telephone consultation. Call 1-888-588-1600 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Upcoming Regular Baptist Web Community Topics
The Regular Baptist online learning community is gearing up for another stellar season of topics tailor-made for pastors and church leaders. Stay tuned for registration info for classes on evangelism, church planting, church audio, church revitalization, and strategic planning. Join colleagues from across the country for excellent instruction and supportive friendships.
2015 Regional Connection
Enjoy fellowship, growth, and worship centered on the theme “Do Baptist Churches Have Elders?” at Harvest Baptist Church, Oswego, Ill., March 2 and 3. Dr. Rich Van Heukelum, pastor of Shawnee Baptist Church, Shamong, N.J., will be the speaker. See brochure and register. Regional Connection is a gathering of regional GARBC ministry teams and pastors connecting for worship and growth. Sponsoring pastors and churches include:
- CrossRoad Baptist Church, Ames, Iowa (Will Hatfield, pastor)
- Calvary Baptist Church, Wisconsin Rapids, Wis. (Jon Jenks, Jack Austin, pastors)
- Willow Creek Baptist Church, West Des Moines, Iowa (Mike Augsburger, Cody Crigger, pastors)
- Calvary Baptist Church, Rochester, Minn. (Dwight LaPine, Logan Friess, Gene Murrell, pastors)
Spiritual Gifts Survey Available
Baptist Bible College, Clarks Summit, Pa., offers an online spiritual gifts survey. The survey is designed for believers to give to several of their Christian friends who know them quite well. It is not wrong for people to fill it out about themselves, Baptist Bible College notes, but by having other individuals respond, the results will display a pattern of demonstrated, rather than desired, impact.
Northridge Church, Rochester, N.Y., invites pastors, church leaders, staff, and key volunteers who long to obey the Great Commission both effectively and Biblically to attend the church’s 16:5 Conference, March 23 and 24.