New to the Finance Council? What you need to know.

Mr. Peter Flynn, CFO for the Diocese of Fort Worth, Texas provides an introduction to new members of the Parish Finance Council.  What do you need to know when accepting the responsibility of this ministry?  What is your relationship to the pastor?  to the parishioners?  to other parish ministers?  How can you take your business background and apply it to church ministry?  Mr. Flynn helps orient new finance council members to their new role in the parish.

Revenue and Expenses: The Ins and Outs of the Parish Budget

Johanna Mitchell from the Office of Fiscal Management in the Diocese of Brooklyn, NY provides an overview of categories in a typical parish budget.  Johanna explains typical revenue streams and expense categories and how to analyze these categories when developing or reviewing the parishes budget.

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Johanna Mitchell

Financial Planning and Pastoral Planning

Dr. Larry Boone, Professor in the Peter J. Tobin College of Business at St. John’s University, Queens, New York, discuss the role of the Parish Finance Council and financial planning in the wider pastoral planning effort of the parish.  How does the Finance Council relate to the Parish Pastoral Council?  What is the relationship between the parish’s pastoral plan and the parish budget?

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Financial Planning and Parish Planning

Role of the Parish Finance Council

Mr. Bill White, Director Emeritus of the Office of Fiscal Management in the Diocese of Brooklyn, NY discuss the role of the Parish Finance Council stemming from Canon Law and the US Bishop’s Letter on Stewardship.  What is the role of the Finance Council in the life of the parish?  How does a pastor select member?  What is their focus?  Mr. White provides an overview that is applicable to parishes across the country.

Parish Consultation: What is it good for?

Dr. Mark Fischer, Professor of Theology at St. John’s Seminary in Camarillo, California discusses consultation in the parish setting.  How can a pastor effectively use consultation?  When and why should a pastor consult?  How does consultation work in financial planning?  In pastoral planning?  Dr. Fischer has spent his career in supporting consultative processes in parish life.  This video provides an example of an effective consultation process.

Creating Annual Financial Reports for your Parish

Maryann Dantuano from the Vincentian Center for Church and Society at St. John’s University in Queens, New York discusses accountability and the development of an annual report for your parish.  How can the Parish Finance Council assist the pastor in designing, publishing and explaining an annual report to inform and educate parishioners about the status of the parish’s ministries and financial standing.

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Annual Report Example

Powerpoint on Annual Reports

 

Finance Councils & Parish Budgets

Dr. Mark Fischer, Professor of Theology at St. John’s Seminary in Camarillo, California discusses the Role of the Parish Finance Council in assisting the Pastoral to develop the parish budget in line with the pastoral goals and priorities of the parish.  How does the parish allocate funds in relationship to pastoral goals and what to do when unexpected requests for funds comes up?

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Internal Financial Controls for the Parish

Kevin O’Brien, from the Office of Finance and Administrative Services in the Diocese of Fort Worth, Texas discusses Internal Financial Controls in the Parish.  What practices should a parish have in place to prevent against fraud and the misappropriation of funds?  How can the Parish Finance Council assist the pastor in developing and implementing such controls for the parish?

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