You may find it disorienting to project a church budget and a mission giving goal for the new Assembly Year without a giving goal. The Online Calculator provided on the Funding the Mission website is useful for starting with last year’s numbers – income and Approved Nazarene Mission Projects – to see what your WEF, P&B, and EDU responsibilities would have been.
Often overlooked in the responsibilities of the church board is maintaining the integrity of funds in the church. The Manual describes the duties of the local government:
Paragraph129.23. To appoint an auditing committee that shall audit, at least annually, the financial records of the treasurer of the church, the Nazarene Youth International, the Sunday School Ministries Board, Nazarene childcare/schools (birth through secondary), and any other financial records of the church. The pastor shall have access to all records of the local church.
An annual audit may be conducted internally or utilizing a professional auditing/accounting service. Information about conducting an internal audit can be found in P&B’s Memo #8 – the Annual Church Audit.
The Funding the Mission tool allows the local church to record income, track progress toward allocation goals, and make itemized online contributions. Not signed up yet? Contact your district office or email firstname.lastname@example.org.