Post-Event Checklist | Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Summer is here, and with it comes Annual Conferences and large church events, like VBS. The experts with GCFA’s Travel and Meeting Planning Team have put together a handy post-event checklist for you as you reflect on the successes, and perhaps the challenges, of your most recent event.

Church Office Best Financial Practices | Wednesday, July 4, 2018

It can be hard during the rush of our day-to-day lives to stop and make sure that the financial administration of your local church is being done correctly. The finance experts at GCFA have put together a few tips to make sure your church is committed to financial best practices to avoid errors and prevent fraud. Take a moment to peruse this list and see if your church is compliant.

Putting Together a Church Budget to Accomplish Your Goals | Thursday, June 7, 2018

Having a church budget is a necessity to keep the doors open and the lights on, but a church budget should also help accomplish the goals of your ministry. Before starting with numbers and pen to paper, start with your vision.

Data Death: The Importance of a Regular Church Data Backup | Wednesday, May 16, 2018

It’s not pretty to think about. To many of us, our church building represents many histories: A history of legacy, a history of fellowship, a history of outreach, and a history of serving. But fires burn buildings. Tornados and hurricanes demolish them. People break into them and steal or damage computers. Mechanical systems fail. However, these tragic scenarios don't have to be the death of your data. We suggest a regular backup regimen involving three rotating sources.​

How Recurring Gifts Make Giving More Predictable | Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Lexington Park UMC in Maryland discovers the power of online giving