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Audit Technique Guide
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Annual Accessibility Audit 

Minutes of the Charge/Church Conference (PDF) (Word) Rev. Feb. 2022

Annual Report of the Pastor (PDF) (Word) Rev. Feb. 2022

Annual Report of the Deacon (PDF) (Word) Rev. Feb. 2022

Annual Finance Committee Report (PDF) (Word) Rev. Feb. 2022

Annual Trustee Committee Report (PDF) (Word) Rev. Feb. 2022

Fund Balance Report (PDF) (Word) Rev. Feb. 2022

Appointment to an Extension Ministry  PDF Rev. Feb. 2022

GCFA Insurance Worksheet (PDF)

Proper Insurance Coverage Standard (PDF) Rev. Dec 2021

Treasurers' Resources 

Treasurers' Resources
NAACT 2023


Data Services

2023 Training Presentation

Episcopal Services

Episcopal Fund and Departmental Overview Presentation

Episcopal Fund Travel Expense Policies Procedures 

2017-2020 General Conference – Report 5 – Episcopal Fund – GC Approved 

JEO Financial Statement Audit Guidelines

EO Financial Reporting Checklist


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2023 Resources for your Annual Conference Presentation



Apportionment Calculation, Review of Payments Submitted to GCFA (Special Sunday offerings, etc,), Best practices for authority structures over spending from reserves vs. planned operations Presentation

CF&A Training

Travel and Meeting Planning

Introduction to Meeting Planning – What is meeting planning?

Hybrid Meeting Checklist

Hybrid Event Questionnaire

Pre-Event Checklist

Post-Event Checklist

Virtual Event Checklist

United Methodist Insurance

Presentation on Intro to UMI, Observations of Conference Programs, Emerging Insurance Issues, Risk Management

Sovereign Insurance – MinistrySafe

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IT Security – What you Need to Know

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Presentation on Recruiting Best Practices, Office Best Practices, Employment Law

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Ministry Resource Guide

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Tax Packet

Legal Manual



Local Church



  • The Buck Stops Here by Mary Logan

  • Church Financial Records Handbook 2017-2020 – Cokesbury

  • The Little Book of Boards by Erik Hanberg

  • Ministry and Money – A Practical Guide for Pastors by Janet T. Jamieson & Philip D. Jamieson

  • Nonprofit Finance: A Practical Guide for Controllers, CFOs and Board Members by Sheila Shanaker, CPA

  • The Giant Hairball by Gordon MacKenzie

Listservs (Google groups)

  • UMC-Treasurer Groups – To be added, contact Christine Dodson

  • Association of United Methodist Conference Pension and Benefits Officers (AUMCPBO) – To be added, contact Paul Fernandez


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DS Resorces

District Superintendents' Resources 

2024 Treasurers' Training
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