A series of "What About" leaflets have been published. You can view them from here. Just click on the links at the bottom of this page.
What About Membership?
What About Baptism?
What About Dedication?
What About Giving?
What About Life Groups?
What About Church Activities?
Accounts 1 A current account and a business reserve account shall be operated with a local high street bank (NatWest) in the name of Life Church Petersfield. 2 The current account shall be returned to a credit balance of £10,000 every Friday by transfer to/from the business reserve account (actioned by the bank). 3 No 'petty cash' account will be operated. 4 Surplus funds may be deposited with the Charities Investment Fund (COIF). 5 All monies donated or arising out of sales or provision of services must be banked in full. Repayments 1 Budget holders must be members who contribute financially to the work of the church. Members should not expend monies without the knowledge and agreement of the relevant budget holder. 2 Claims for reimbursement must be made on a Cheque Request Form and signed by the claimant and the budget holder. 3 Cheque Request Forms must have full details including invoice, till receipt, attached. 4 Budget holders who are themselves requesting reimbursement of sums greater than £100 must obtain the counter signature of a member of the Leadership Team. Cheque payments 1 No incomplete cheques to be signed by any signatory 2 Cheques to be signed by two signatories, comprising: Treasurer ( or Chair of Trustees) & Church Administrator (or Trustee) Audit procedure 1 Bank statements will be reconciled every month. 2 The Treasurer shall make regular finance reports to the Trustees at an agreed frequency. 3 Donations for a specific purpose (eg to support a particular work or charity or individual) shall be banked as 'restricted funds'. 4 Restricted funds shall be paid in full to the recipient by cheque. 5 Sunday collections to be counted in the meeting hall by the church administrator or treasurer overseen and agreed by a Trustee of the charity. 6 All monies donated or arising out of sales or provision of services must be banked in full. Wherever possible these monies should be counted after collection by two members who both sign against the amount. 7 An annual Independent Financial Examination will be undertaken. 8 The Financial Examiner to be appointed at the previous AGM 9 The report of the financial examiner shall be submitted to the Trustees for approval and then published to the Membership before the Annual General Meeting of the church charity. Agreed by Trustees at their meeting on 17th September 2012
This is a set of 10 video seminars of about 35 minutes each, a Powerpoint (or Keynote) presentation for follow-up and a Workbook (which can be printed for the members of your small group).
This is a six-session course for small groups - all resources required are provided.
This series of seven short films offers 7 fresh perspectives on the very character of Jesus. Each film crafts together stunning drama footage of the Gospel stories illustrating challenging teaching from Andy Frost. The films take you on a journey into Scripture that both questions and comforts. Ideal for small groups. This is your opportunity to encounter Jesus afresh. For more information, paste this link into your browser: http://www.sharejesusinternational.com/product/the-jesus-series-boxset/
Life on the Frontline by the London Institute for Contemporary Christianity
A DVD series with accompanying Workbook; how to Live on your frontline
Test of Faith - a resource from the Faraday Institute for Science and Religion covering topics such as: • Why are we here? • How was the Universe made, and why? • Why should we care for the environment? • What goes on inside our brains? • What does being made in the image of God mean, and how does that affect medical issues like genetic testing?