Financial Stewardship

At McLean Bible Church, we are unequivocally committed to financial stewardship. We have implemented a number of financial controls to ensure financial integrity and accountability. Some of these financial controls include:

  • Only a very limited number of staff in our Finance and Accounting Department have access to giving records. The Senior Pastor and Elders do not have access to these records.
  • Elders sign almost all disbursement checks. The Director of Operations does have authority to sign checks under $100 and monthly recurring checks (i.e. Electric bill) but he is the only person other than an Elder who can sign checks. The Senior Pastor does not have check signing authority.
  • Cash is handled by only a few members of the Finance and Accounting Department. The Senior Pastor does not have access to petty cash.
  • The budget process requires multiple levels of approval. First, budgets are carefully scrutinized by our management team. They are then reviewed and approved by the Board of Elders. Finally, budgets must be approved by the members at our annual meeting.
  • Audits are completed annually to ensure that all financial practices are in compliance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
  • These controls are only part of a complete financial management system designed to ensure that we handle money in a way that honors Christ and preserves the long term trust of our congregation.

    To learn more about financial stewardship, please listen to Senior Pastor Lon Solomon's sermons on stewardship by clicking the "show details" link below.

    Faithful Stewardship

    Click on the "show details" link below to view the sermons in Senior Pastor Lon Solomon's sermon series on Financial Stewardship.

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