In the call to ministry, a pastor and a congregation enter into a covenantal relationship. In this relationship, the pastor pledges to care for the spiritual needs of the community and […]
In addition to OCWM (link), there are four Special Mission Offerings in the United Church of Christ. The offerings are One Great Hour of Sharing, Strengthen the Church, Neighbors in […]
For the most recent resources from the United Church of Christ on OCWM and Stewardship, visit the UCC Stewardship Resources webpage at http://www.ucc.org/stewardship_stewardship-resources.
A resource for congregations designed to aid pastors and lay leaders in developing a congregational Planned Giving ministry. Includes sections devoted to establishing and promoting a Planned Giving program, congregational […]
This guide includes software reviews and comparisons for several church software programs including Shelby Systems and QuickBooks for Non Profit and information about accounting software training. Click here.
These resources from the United Church of Christ Insurance Board include What Churches Should Know Abou Immigration Law, Employee Handbook Teamplate, and Creating Safer Places for Ministry. Visit https://www.insuranceboard.org/safety-resources/church-management/.
These resources from the United Church of Christ include Best Practices for Handling Church Offerings, Audit Committee Handbook, and Tools for Effective Local Church Management. Visit www.ucc.org/finance_financial-procedures.
Below is a list of core commitments that a congregation should make when employing lay persons and/or clergy. These three basic commitments (provided by the UCC Parish Life and Leadership […]
All employees of the church are employees-at-will, and either the employee or the church can terminate the employment relationship at any given time, for any reason NOT prohibited by law. […]
With respect to housing allowance, churches MUST annually adopt resolutions authorizing the housing allowance in advance of the next tax year. Pastors should absolutely be sure that the designation of […]