Church Administration

A Plea for Well Nourished Pastors | Justin Perry

A Plea for Well Nourished Pastors | Justin Perry

We live in a time when industries are constantly changing, technologies are rapidly developing, and skills are continually in need of sharpening. To stay current with the latest advancements, skills, and technologies in their fields, many professionals utilize (and many companies require) continuing education to help stay competitive, relevant, and effective.

Spirit-Empowered Change

A Video from the 2018 BCSPasCon

Weyland Leach serves as the pastor of The Heights Church in St. Paul, MN. He holds an MDiv from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and is also a graduate of The Bethlehem Institute. In this video he discusses spirit-empowered change. 

Speaker: Weyland Leach

 

Accounting Services By Hewn Group

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The accounting firm Hewn Group has offered the following discounted services to TCT Member Churches and Planters. Contact Hewn Group for more information and mention that your church is part of the Treasuring Christ Together Network.

Hewn Group
(919) 239-3764
Online Contact Form

501(c)(3) Formation

$500 (does not include fees charged by individual state for forming corporation or Internal Revenue Service fees for submitting Form 1023).

For any TCTN church that would like to receive formal 501(c)(3) exemption, Hewn Group will help to form and submit necessary paperwork.

Includes:

1. Setup of Corporation in state of choice
2. Obtain EIN
3. Preparation and filing of Form 1023

If filing for exemption is not desired, obtaining an EIN and setting up a corporation will only cost $100 plus corresponding state filing fees.

 

 

Payroll Services

$60 per month + per direct deposit fee of $1.75 per check

Service is a holistic payroll solution. TCTN church would provide salary, housing payments, and benefits as well as submit hours and reimbursement amounts if applicable; Hewn Group would administrate all other payroll tasks.

Includes:

1. direct deposit with pay stubs emailed to each employee
2. new hire reporting if required
3. Form 941 quarterly (Federal payroll tax return form)
4. quarterly or monthly state payroll tax return forms
5. quarterly or monthly state tax deposits
6. state annual reconciliation form for payroll tax deposits
7. W-2 sent to each employee via email as well as W-3 to IRS
8. state unemployment quarterly filing if required

 

Bookkeeping Services

$65 per month

Service is a monthly after-the-fact bookkeeping. This means that Hewn Group would be using bank/credit card statements in conjunction with cash receipts to do the books.

Includes:

1. restricted funds reporting and allocations
2. budget tracking: Hewn Group would input a church’s yearly/monthly budget and be able to provide monthly statements that show progress against the budget
3. monthly financial statements delivered by 20th of following month that includes
    - statement of activities (this is known as a profit and loss statement in the for-profit world)
    - statement of financial position (this is known as a balance sheet in the for-profit world)
    - functional expenses statement (this report shows expenses in the fundraising, general & administrative, and program
    expenses
    - updated budget statement

Year End Giving Statements

$200 for Total Giving $0 - $300,000
$300 for Total Giving $300,000 - $400,000
$400 for Total Giving $400,000 - $500,000
Total Giving >$500,000, Service Available Upon Consultation

Service is a once a year preparation of all end-of-year giving statements for all donations. TCTN church will provide giving statement template and Hewn Group will produce giving records for all donations within a calendar year. Giving records will be uploaded onto the cloud to be printed and distributed by TCTN church.

Income Tax Return Preparation

$135 ($15 discount if documents received by March 15th)

Service is the federal and state preparation of income tax returns. Includes cost for e-filing tax returns. Copies of returns will be provided via email. Any employee or minister of a TCTN member church is eligible.

Restrictions: Outside businesses that gross $20,000+ in revenue or require bookkeeping work to file, rental real estate activity, certain types of investing/trading activities, etc. will cause price of preparation to increase. However, as a TCTN church employee/minister, there will be a 15% discount off of normal preparation prices.

The Deliberate Church: Building Your Ministry on the Gospel

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Pastors Mark Dever and Paul Alexander provide a model of a biblical church in this resource for pastors, elders, and others interested in the vitality of their church. This highly practical book proposes an attitude of complete reliance on and submission to the Gospel in building a healthy church.

Authors: Mark Dever & Paul Alexander


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Do We Have a Policy?

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Subtitled: ‘Paul's Ten Point Policy for Church Health and Growth’. What are our aims for the shaping of our church fellowship, and for its growth? Do we have an agenda or framework of desired objectives? 

The apostle Paul had a very definite policy, and called it his 'purpose', using a Greek word which means – a plan or strategy displayed for all to see. This book sets out ten policy ideals, gleaned from Paul's teaching, all of which are essential for the health and growth of a congregation today.

Author: Peter Masters


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Ministry Challenges

A Video from the 2017 BCSPasCon

Jordan Thomas (M.Div. Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary, Memphis, TN) is one of the pastors of Grace Church, Memphis, which he helped plant in 2006. Grace Church is part of the Treasuring Christ Together Church Planting Network, as well as the Southern Baptist Convention. Jordan and his wife, Tracy, have been married for 17 years and have six children; four daughters and two sons.

Speaker: Jordan Thomas

Ministry Opportunities

A video from the 2018 BCSPasCon

Gregg is the Lead Pastor of Celebration Community Church of Celebration, Florida.  Previously, he had planted Faith Community Church of Hudson, Wisconsin and served as its pastor for 21 years. He and his wife, Heidi, grew up in Faribault, Minnesota and have been married 35 years.  They have three children and three grandchildren. Gregg has a BA in business and theology (Bethel College, 1981) and a MDiv (Bethel Theological Seminary, 1985).  He has served as youth pastor, adjunct preaching professor, church planting coach, and Chief Learning Officer.

Speaker: Greg Heinsch