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How to Know if Your Church Is Financially Healthy?


by Warren Bird: When church leaders ask questions like this…

  • How much should we keep in cash reserves?
  • How much debt is safe?
  • What financial measures should our church’s leadership monitor each month?

… They’re ultimately asking what makes a financially healthy church?

I found clear, compelling answers from Michael Batts, who is president and managing partner of a CPA firm dedicated exclusively to serving nonprofit organizations and their affiliates – whose website is nonprofitCPA.com. His latest book is titled Nonprofit Financial Oversight: The Concise and Complete Guide for Boards and Finance Committees.

Here’s an 11-minute video interview I recently held with him. More than talking about the book, he offers a lot of practical guidance that applies to churches from really large to really small. Please give a listen:

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