The Dynamics of Church Finance

series: Ministry Dynamics for a New Century

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Continuing the six-part Ministry Dynamics series is this concise yet practical guide to issues surrounding church stewardship. Planning and budgeting, collecting and recording, spending and giving of church moneys are discussed in this clear and well-organized book for those in pastoral and support positions.

Whether a young pastor seeks guidance on budgeting and finance or a seasoned servant needs a quick review of church financial responsibilities, The Dynamics of Church Finance provides detailed and up-to-date information to build confidence and sound financial practice.

Pastor Berkley begins with the theological model of stewardship and then applies it throughout the chapters, incorporating real-life stories to demonstrate financial principles. One chapter discusses the intricacies of capital campaigns for fund-raising; another reviews the legal and tax matters every pastor should know. Additional resources for further reading are at the conclusion of each chapter.

The Author

  1. James D. Berkley

    James D. Berkley

    James D. Berkley is the editor of Your Church and contributing editor of Leadership journal. He has served as a pastor for more than twenty years. Berkley lives in Washington state.

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