Leadership

Payroll and 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) 335-5254
Online Contact Form

 

Payroll Services

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

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

TCT National Call with Dave Harvey

Members Only Content. The following resource is only available to TCT Members. If you are a member and experiencing difficulty accessing the resource, please view this help.

On February 21, 2018, we gathered as a network with our friend and brother Dave Harvey via video conference call and he shared wisdom from his decades of experience serving as a shepherd, particularly in the area of Rescuing Ambition.

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Dave is a Teaching Pastor at Summit Church in Fort Myers/Naples, Florida, and serves as the Executive Director of Sojourn Network. Dave is also the founder of AmICalled.com, a leadership resource site helping men who feel called to plant or pastor, or are already in ministry. Dave has 30+ years of pastoral experience, with 19 years as a lead pastor. Dave chairs the board for the Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation (CCEF) and has traveled nationally and internationally doing conferences where he teaches Christians, equips pastors and trains church planters. He is the author of When Sinners Say I Do, Am I Called, and Rescuing Ambition. Married for 35 years, Dave and Kim have four kids and two grandchildren.

You can follow Dave on Twitter - @RevDaveHarvey

Here are some articles by Dave from which TCT pastors have particularly benefited:
Preacher’s Toolkit: What Role Does the Spirit Play in My Preaching? | The Gospel Coalition
7 Ways New Preachers Bat from the Wrong Side of the Plate | AmICalled.com
How Much Should a Pastor Tell His Wife? | AmICalled.com

 

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TCT National Calls are hour-long video chats / webinars during which TCT features guest speakers who will share wisdom and focused content from their experience as pastors and planters.

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, Multi-Ethnic, Planting

A Video from the 2018 BCSPasCon

Jarvis Williams has served as an Associate Professor of New Testament Interpretation at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary since 2013. He speaks in this video about the importance of spirit-empowered multi-ethnic church planting. Williams’s research focuses on soteriology (broadly defined) in Second Temple Judaism and the intersection of soteriology and race. 

Speaker: Jarvis Williams

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


Purchase online at Amazon

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


Purchase online at Amazon

Polity: Biblical Arguments on How to Conduct Church Life

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Edited by Mark Dever, this collection of writings reminds Baptists of their heritage of biblical church polity penned by Baptist leaders of centuries past and adds new essays by Albert Mohler, Gregory Wills and Mark Dever.

Edited By: Mark Dever


Free PDF provided by 9Marks.org here.
Print copies available via various vendors here.

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

Team Leadership and Church Planting

A Video from the 2017 BCS PasCon

Joe Rigney serves as Assistant Professor of Theology and Christian Worldview at Bethlehem College & Seminary, where he teaches Bible, theology, history, philosophy, history, and Jonathan Edwards. When he’s not teaching college and seminary students, he spends time enjoying his lovely wife, laughing with his two sons, reading medieval theology, playing flag football, and eating fish tacos. He is the author of Live Like a Narnian: Christian Discipleship in Lewis’s Chronicles and The Things of Earth: Treasuring God by Enjoying His Gifts.
Speaker: Joe Rigney

Grace in the Trenches of Church Planting | Tim Cain

A Video from the 2017 BCS PasCon

Tim Cain is the pastor of Kaleo Church which he planted in El Cajon, California, in 2009 after completing a one year church planting residency at Bethlehem Baptist Church. Kaleo is part of both the TCT and the Acts 29 church planting networks. Tim and his wife, Abbey, have three wonderful adopted children. Tim has a passion for preaching the Gospel, church planting, adoption, and feasting with the poor. His first book, The God of Great Reversals: Finding the Gospel in the Book of Esther, was released in 2016.

Speaker: Tim Cain