Preparing Pastors For Church Financial Discussions
Rachel Svaty (Moderator), Church of the Resurrection
What do you wish you knew about church financials that you didn’t learn in school? Most United Methodist pastors answered the same when asked what would have better prepared them for their role as a pastor. This breakout is tailored to what pastors really need to understand about their church financials and to engage in related conversations. Examples: How do you know if your budget is healthy? What is the difference between designated and undesignated funds? When can the church afford to hire more staff?