When it comes to your church's finances, we believe in being completely transparent.
The Bible says to be "totally accountable and above reproach." While all money is God’s money, we view money that comes into the church through faithful donations of our church family with higher regard because it was given specifically to support the cause of Christ. Christ Fellowship elders, staff and ministry leaders strive to be good stewards with all that God has entrusted us.
Our goal is high integrity and accountability in how we handle God’s money to facilitate our mission of people helping people find and follow Christ. This reflects our heart of being all about Jesus.
We’ve developed comprehensive policies and processes, which include defined spending authority; requiring two signatures for checks; keeping an extensive chart of accounts that helps us manage spending and cash flow; creating a detailed operating budget each year; an annual external audit; producing monthly financial reports and three quarterly financial health reports each year; and tracking certain metrics, such as attendance and giving per attendee, to help in planning and measuring effectiveness to the extent it can be measured.
We want to be accountable to our church family and a watching world, so we are open with all financial information. When reviewing church financial information, it’s probably best to be somewhat familiar with the first two documents below – these will give context for our financial practices which are reflected in the other documents.
|General Ministry Fund
Giving Year-To-Date Week 34 of 52
|$ 2,426,485||$ 2,270,271||($ 156,214)|
|Operating Fund Summary: July - January 2014|
|Giving/Income||$ 2,134,682||$ 2,007,238||($ 127,444)|
|Expenses||$ 2,128,086||$ 2,111,064||$ 17,022|
|Over/(Under)||$ 6,596||($ 103,826)||($ 110,442)|
If you have questions regarding any church financial information, please contact Steve Chappell at
Financial Principles and Policies
Financial Policy and Procedures
Budget Adjustment Process
Handling Money/Valuables in Business/Finance Office
Approval Policy for Committing Church Funds
Contribution Statements at Christ Fellowship
2013-14 Operating Budget
Monthly Financial Summary (most recent)
Church Financial Health Report (most recent)
External Audit Report (most recent)