Top 10 Financial Mistakes Churches Make (and How to Fix Them)

A 90-minute webinar presented by Eric Heinekamp
Recorded March 24, 2015

Click here to purchase the on-demand replay – $29.95 (1-6 participants)
Click here to order the DVD – $43.95 (free shipping) 

Church finances are unique and challenging. Issues like housing allowance, medical insurance, taxes, endowments and charitable contributions are complex – and yet are often managed by volunteers and staff with little training. Church finances are becoming even more bewildering as costs steadily increase while membership and giving remain flat. Each year pastors and treasurers work to balance the budget struggling to do more with less.

But there is great hope! In this webinar we will look at real financial challenges facing our congregations and simple, practical ways to improve money management so your congregation can focus on their real mission.

Who should attend? Pastors, elders, church staff and anyone working with church finances.

Participants will:

  • Hear common mistakes church volunteers and staff make related to money;
  • Learn practical tips, tactics and tools to reduce operating costs and increase income;
  • Discover useful resources to help churches be better at financial planning, spending, taxes, audits and stewardship.

If you have a group larger than 6, please contact Jana Blazek for group pricing.

Eric Heinekamp Eric Heinekamp is director of business affairs for the Presbytery of Chicago. He is responsible for the finance, accounting and real estate of the presbytery and meets frequently with churches in the presbytery to consult on these topics. Eric is a second-career teaching elder who was called to work in the church after more than 20 years in management roles in commercial banking. He holds an MBA from the University of Michigan and an MDiv from McCormick Theological Seminary.

 

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