The latest project at the Church of God Benefits Board is a few short, informative videos which will be helpful to church members, pastors, and especially church treasurers.
The five videos, ranging in length from two minutes to eleven minutes, address a variety of topics, including the following:
• Who is a Minister?
• Who is an Employee?
• Charitable Contribution Receipts
• Gifts and Love Offerings and,
• Church Budgeting
“The video on gifts and love offerings should be viewed by every pastor and church treasurer immediately,” stated Art Rhodes, president of the Benefits Board. “The topic of ‘what’s love got to do with it?’ is addressed at length in this most helpful discussion.”
The video clips are from a conference held recently, sponsored by the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA), the Benefits Board, and several other denominational pension plans. The featured speakers are Dan Busby, President of the ECFA, and John Van Drunen, legal counsel for the ECFA. Busby and Van Drunen are the co-authors of the annual Zondervan publications entitled “Minister’s Tax & Financial Guide” and “Church and Nonprofit Tax & Financial Guide.” Both are certified public accountants and Van Drunen is also an attorney.
“Their expertise on these subjects is unsurpassed and through the short videos, you can obtain a good overview of the issue under discussion,” Rhodes said. More detailed information can be gained by a thorough review of their books or by visiting the ECFA web site at www.ecfa.org.
Rhodes concluded, “The five videos now available are just the beginning of our effort to bring to you the most current information on topics of interest for churches, pastors, and church treasurers. In the coming weeks, additional video clips will be added on issues impacting the church of today.”
Any questions about issues raised in these videos can be directed to the Benefits Board by e-mail at email@example.com or by phone at (877) 478-7190.
To access the five new videos, go to the website, www.benefitsboard.com, and click on the box labeled “Church Treasurer Videos” in the bottom right corner of the home page.
(The Board of Trustees and the staff of the Benefits Board are not engaged in rendering financial advice, legal advice, or other financial planning services. If such advice is desired or required, the services of a competent professional should be sought.)