As with all major organisations, finance has a critical role to play in the smooth-running of the South England Conference, as well as in the local church. The Treasury Department acts as steward of all the money contributed to the Conference. Such funds are used to finance the important ministries of the Conference, pay employees and maintain church properties. Annual financial statements of the Conference are posted on the department’s page and are publicly reviewed at Conference Sessions, which are held every four years.
The Treasury Department arranges financial audits of local churches to provide accountability to local church boards. The department also works as an intermediary between insurance companies and local churches, providing insurance for local church events. Daily department processes include handling invoices and payments (disbursements) on behalf of the Conference, Conference departments and churches.
Each church has two financial admin roles that are voted in and by each church. They are named, ‘Conference Treasurer’ and ‘Local Treasurer’. The ‘Conference Treasurer’ processes tithe and offerings received from the local church members and reports directly to the Treasury Department at the South England Conference. The 'Local Treasurer' is in charge of taking care of local church finances, for example, local church bank accounts and producing regular, financial reports for the local church boards.
Every two years, the department holds a residential, training retreat for both ‘Conference Treasurers’ and ‘Local Treasurers’ and is provided to give training, support and work through challenges.
Annual financial statements of the Conference are posted on the Treasury Department’s page on this website, visit this page for quarterly and yearly documents.
Links & Resources
Other related pages:
Treasurers' Retreat 2015
Treasurers' Retreat 2013
Erika Puni-Reviving Stewardship - Transforming Stewards [pdf]
Victor Pilmoor-1Cor4 Accountability [pdf]
Victor Pilmoor-Foresight the Budget [pdf]
Erika Puni-Stewardship In A Changing World [pdf]
Erika Puni-Theology of Offerings [pdf]
Erika Puni-Theology of Tithe [pdf]
ARM Presentation - Treasurers' Retreat 2013 [pdf]
Erika Puni Presentation - Fri 8th March [mp3]
Victor Pilmoor Presentation - Sat 9th March (am) [mp3]
Erika Puni Presesntation - Sat 9th March (am) [mp3]
Erika Puni Presentation - Sat 9th March (pm) [mp3]
Ian Sweeney Vespers - Sat 9th March (pm) [mp3]
Erika Puni Presentation - Sun 10th March [mp3]
1st QTR Tithe Statistical 2013
2nd QTR Tithe Statistical 2013
3rd QTR Tithe Statistical 2013
4th QTR Tithe Statistical 2013
1st QTR Tithe Statistical 2012
2nd QTR Tithe Statistical 2012
3rd QTR Tithe Statistical 2012
4th QTR Tithe Statistical 2012
2nd QTR Tithe Statistical 2010
3rd QTR Tithe Statistical 2010
2nd QTR Tithe Statistical 2009
3rd QTR Tithe Statistical 2009
3rd QTR Tithe Statistical 2008
Tithe Statistical 2008