West End Assembly of God
Monday, May 20, 2013
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Finance and Stewardship serves the church in two distinct ways.
First, we provide the structure and support by which contributions and other resources of the church are faithfully managed in order to meet the church's goals and objectives.
Second, we offer opportunities for you to understand the biblical principles of stewardship and how to integrate these principles into your life. We do this through structured classes and individual counseling. Providing you with ways to integrate solid financial principles with total scriptural stewardship is one of our ministries.
Management of the church's resources is supervised by the Board of Deacons who are elected by the membership. They approve the annual budget as well as all capital expenditures. The financial reports are created according to GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles) guidelines and reviewed monthly by the deacons. Our yearly reports are audited by an outside firm and are available to all members. Our goal is Godly stewardship and we are committed to accountability to you, as well as to God in all that we do.
Biblical Stewardship is integral part of the spiritual growth process. If you believe that every possession is a gift from God, then you also are committed to the stewardship of those resources. Providing you with ways to integrate solid financial principles with total scriptural stewardship is one of our ministries. We believe that planning for the future is equally as important. Practically, it involves personal discipline as well as an understanding of both the spiritual and legal principals that guide our giving. We can offer you many tools to help you effectively manage your current resources and options that save taxes and reduce estate expenses while maximizing your ability to care for yourself, your loved ones, and ministries you support. Proper and thorough planning allows you to carry out the practical application of Christian stewardship. By implementing certain financial, estate, and investment plans, constituents and their families are blessed for being wise stewards and the Kingdom is blessed by their giving.
PLANNED GIVING OPTIONS
Online Giving – Allows you to plan and prioritize your giving automatically.
Stewardship Wills – This program provides simple will and personal care forms to our constituents. Possessions can be efficiently distributed upon your death.
Charitable Gift Annuity – Provides a high fixed income return guaranteed for life with special tax benefits.
Charitable Remainder Trust – Allows you to liquidate an asset free of capital gains tax and provides income to designated beneficiaries with additional tax benefits.
Stewardship Trust – Provides for donor needs in trust and asset management with a revocable trust to avoid probate and provide fixed income distributions.
Outright Gift – Appreciated assets such as real estate, stocks, bonds, mutual funds, and collectibles can offer donors the opportunity to make a one-time gift to ministry, avoid capital gains taxes, and receive income tax deductions.
For more information pick up a Stewardship Brochure at an infocenter or call our office for an appointment.