Posts by Karen Stuckey

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Celebrating Significant Birthdays and Wedding Anniversaries

Celebrating a significant birthday or wedding anniversary is a great milestone and when members of our Church families reach these milestones, they deserve a great celebration and that’s what our Government thinks as well. When someone reaches one of these milestones, organise a congratulatory message, that can be delivered directly to the recipient or to a care-of address, such as your Church and present this as part of a public celebration. Depending on the occasion, you may need to provide…
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Church Office most needed Software

When it comes to software and your choice, find what suits your office as what suits one Church, may not work for another. If you do find something, stick with it and don’t feel pressured to change. Sometimes sticking with what works is better than change. But do have the church office most needed software. One aim I work to find is the best deals for Churches.  This is why it’s important when you come across any software, is to…
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Google Calendar for Churches

With Google Calendar, you can quickly schedule meetings, events and get reminders about upcoming activities. Calendar is designed for teams, so it’s easy to share your schedule with others and create multiple calendars that you and your team can use together. If your Church has G Suite (free for Churches) you will have access to Google Calendar under the Church account. Get Google Calendar Visit Google Calendar. Sign in to the account. If you don’t have one yet, click Create an account.…
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Dropbox

Dropbox is a central place in where you can store and share files.  It’s a great place to back-up your files and you can have access to these files from off the Church premises.  Open https://dropbox.com and click the Sign In button at the top right of the page.  If you are signing up for the first time, follow the sign up process. Log in using [the credentials that have been provided to you.] Dropbox is a great tool for sharing files. What is Dropbox?…
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Church Resource Magazine

The Church Resource Magazine is Australia’s leading free Church resource publication, available for all those in ministry or working in a Church environment. This free 41-page magazine is distributed and available to all denominations across Australia. This magazine is available for events where these will be applicable. Please let us know and we will make these available. If you would like to advertise in the 2022-2023 magazine, please email admin@churchsupportaustralia.com
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Church Governance

AGM Annual report content can vary, including showcasing Church departments, but common content can include: General information about the Church mission and main roles, why and when it was formed and the rules it is subject to A report from the CEO or Senior Pastor A summary of key activities and their results Future plans Reports and statements detailing the financial status of the Church Most Churches have their accounts audited every year. The auditor will produce a financial statement…
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Church Board

Finding Board Members Read this great suggestion here on the Community Directors website. Read thoroughly and regularly the Rules, bylaws, constitution, statutes before you agree to join a board. role of board members The Not-for-profit Law fact sheet on the role of board members has been prepared to assist board members in understanding their legal roles and they can effectively run Church in a positive way. The download covers: role of a board member legal obligations of board members personal…
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