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Finance


Accounting Software Discounts for Churches

Churches are classed as Not for Profits with many companies. Here are some companies that offer discounts to Churches.
Quickbooks
MYOB
Xero


Budgeting

Church Budget template can be downloaded from
http://www.foundationcapitalresources.com/church-budget-template/

Hire an accountant

Why? Covid-19 showed many Churches missed out on the Governments financial benefits as they weren’t doing the Church Finances and Wages right. In fact, Churches were missing out on many perks in prior years, for not making the most of benefits they can get.

Benkorp offer so much advice and help your Church come out on top financially.



Are you a charity?

Most Churches have and are registered as a charity. Some Churches are confused and don’t know if they come under this category. Here is some more information about the charity status.

What is a charity?
https://www.ato.gov.au/Non-profit/Getting-started/In-detail/Types-of-charities/Registered-religious-institutions–access-to-tax-concessions/

Who can register?
https://www.acnc.gov.au/factsheet-who-can-register-acnc

Apply for charity status?
https://www.acnc.gov.au/


Grants

Ministry Grants available from http://genesisfoundation.org.au/ministry-grants/
Church Plant Grant available from
https://gospelfuturefund.com.au/church-plant-grants/
Church Growth Grant available from
https://gospelfuturefund.com.au/church-growth-grants/
Leadership Grant available from
https://gospelfuturefund.com.au/leadership-grants/



Finance Teaching

Many Churches have partnered with Christians against poverty (CAP) to help people in their Churches become debt free. Find out more information in how your Church can help people become debt free by visiting https://www.capaust.org/Partnership


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Karen Stuckey has been a Virtual Assistant to many Pastors and Churches in Australia since 2011. It was birthed out of her relative and friends, who were Pastoring in Churches, asked her to find out information on where to get this or that, or what’s the best so and so to use. From this she saw a need and began supporting Pastors and Leaders from around the nation.

Prior to this, her and her husband Gavin, ran home groups, healing meetings, soaker services, kids ministry, hospital chaplain (Karen), playgroup (Karen), hospitality services etc. They have 3 children, 1 son-in-law, 1 daughter-in-law and 2 grand children.

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