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 TO:    Fellow Christian Onliners FROM: Jim Bramer, Retired Auditor-CPA
   
 RE:   This "Chrn Min Fin Team Helps"  Web site UPDATED:  June  2012


 
   INTRODUCTION TO THIS WEB SITE

     
      Thank you for coming to this Web site.  We welcome you
"Fellow Christian Onliners"  as you view this Introduction, or "Home Page",  of our Christian "MINISTRY FINANCE TEAM HELPS"  Web site structured in this "Onliner Memo" format.   This was started in 1999 by this Auditor - Certified Public Accountant (CPA) who is now retired and the purpose is to provide assistance to the Ministry Finance Team  of Christ-Centered Ministries, or Entities.  This is explained in more detail below in our  PURPOSE OR MISSION STATEMENT.   You can contact me via Email at  Jim@bcidot.org  or via our filtered 1 (559) 298-5507 phone number.  

       Please Click Here and learn about our free  WebBOOKs (like eBOOKs)  about Christian Ministry Finance and some Christian Personal Finance    matters.

       When you Click On the following topics, you can obtain more details about this web site. 

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 PURPOSE OR MISSION STATEMENT :  
 

         As would a fully funded and supported Missionary with applicable vocational skills,  Retired Auditor-CPA Jim Bramer      (also known as Jim Bee)  at   Jim@bcidot.org   provides resources,  primarily via the Internet,  to Christian Ministry Finance Teams (MFTeams) of preferably Christ-Centered Ministries, as identified below.  Many of you reference such a body as the Board Finance Committee, but we prefer the  "Ministry Finance Team"  term  which minimally consists of the Ministry Executive, the Computer Bookkeeper, the Volunteer Board Treasurer ,  plus, ideally, one/two other Ministry Finance savvy people.   

          It is our desire to help  this group
meet their goals as enumerated when you  Go Here.     We especially want to provide assistance to the following  Christ-Centered Ministries:  Churches,  Christian Schools  (plus their auxiliaries like Parent Teacher Organizations - PTO),  Missionary Organizations, and Christian Camps or such  Conference Ministries.   We also have resources for individuals in their pursuit of   Righteous Personal Finance.

        This is done primarily by providing  "self help" Online Tools, or resources, which includes making available
what we call Onliner Documents as set forth   Here.   But, we are also available to efficiently interact with you via a number of Online  resources.   Please  Click Here   for a list of "how we help" information, or let me know at
Jim@bcidot.org  if you would like a specific Onliner Document  in the Word doc format .  Please let me know if you have any questions about covering the costs of our providing you with such services when we go to your location -  or related issues. 

  FUND ACCOUNTING  via  COMPUTERS   
 

           Our foundational Online Document on the subject of "Ministry Fund Accounting"  is found when you Click Here This whole effort especially includes the use of applicable Computer Systems, and the Internet,  as a Ministry utilizes the appropriate "Ministry Finance Internet Friendly"  Online Tools and resources in its management  and dissemination of meaningful  ""Every Day" Internal and "Year End Only" External  - Generally Accepted Financial Principles - GAAP"   financial information.  Please also go to eFinFax and learn about this accounting system whereby each week you have Online access to Bank and Credit Card transaction data as you update your computerized accounting system that provides you with meaningful "Spending Controls" as explained more in depth when you Go Here.

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e have closely followed the  Intuit's QuickBooks Pro (QBs) products since their beginning and believe they are tremendous tools.  Please Click Here and read our foundational "Fund Accounting via QBs" Online document plus please also Click Here and access our recent WebBOOK about the use of QBs at a Church.  When you Go Here  you will find more resources about QBs as used by Christian Ministries.   Then please Go Here where we share how we coach such an entity along these lines.    The QBunch Yahoo Forum when you Go Here might also be of interest.

 ONLINER DOCUMENTS:  

         Please Click Here , Here  and  Here  for access to lists of Onliner Documents, or articles, that we have produced since 2008.    Some of them are grouped as follows:

         Please also note that JIMs JRNL was a one-way Blogger type Journal/Diary via Retired Auditor-CPA   Jim Bramer  on primarily Christian Ministry Finance topics.   Please Go Here  for current information.
        

LINKS TO OTHER WEB  SITES :  
 

        Please go to   "Jesus Savior Pilot Me"   for access to a sister web site re the above referenced  "Spending Controls"  with a  thrust to mostly those that are  �Christian Ministry Finance Internet Friendly�  (or Internet Centric).   It is especially designed to assist Christian Entities along these lines via the appropriate use of the indicated  "Chart" and "Compass" Online Tools.   Please also make appropriate use of Brad Pendable's  Nest of Bees  web site.  Brad's "Insider Looking Out"  CFO perspective is different than Jim Bee's  Auditor-CPA perspective of a "Outsider Looking In."   This Nest of Bees website contains finance management resources for primarily new or beginning Smaller Christ-Centered Entities who also are  �Christian Ministry Finance Internet Friendly�  and use Online Tools.  
 
        Please also
Go Here  for access to generic "Christian Ministry Finance Team web site links.  Plus you can also Go Here  for a list of "Christian Ministry Finance links that include Internet Forum resources and a section about  DonaMail,  or Donation accounting software providers.  Our prayer is that you are using Internet Groups, Forums, or Message Boards, to learn from one another via such  "peer to peer"  Christian Onliner communities.    

         It is our desire to enhance your effectiveness and be "Your Servant for Jesus Sake:" Thank you.   II Corinthians 4:5B   The mailing address is 2628 East Goshen Ave. - Fresno, CA 93720.  Please contact us by Email at  Jim@bcidot.org or via our filtered phone number 1 (559) 298-5507

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