The stewardship committee oversees the church’s finances and giving habits and looks after the financial aspects of running our church including budgets, donations, staff salaries, bill payment, receipting, etc. An understanding of financial terminology and practices and of Christian principles in stewardship is necessary. The committee itself is made up of the Chairperson, the Treasurer, Envelope Steward and Book-keeper. There are various ministry teams that fall under stewardship.
The treasurer is responsible for maintaining the budget and operating expenses of the church. This is a three-year commitment.
There is a group of members who are granted the authority to sign cheques for purchases.
This is a unique position for an individual to manage the distribution of envelopes for regular church givings. The envelope steward is also responsible for issuing tax receipts for charitable contributions each year. He or she also manages any Electronic Funds Transfers (EFTs) for donations. Discretion is a requirement of this position.
Tellers are responsible for counting and depositing the money given during the offering on Sundays. Our current workflow has the ushers serving as tellers, but there is a requirement for a coordinating Head to help train new ushers and oversee this function.