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 TO:    Fellow Onliners FROM: Jim Bramer, Retired Auditor-CPA
 RE:   This "MInFinTeam Helps"  website UPDATED: December 31, 2008

      We welcome you fellow Onliners to the "Home Page" of this   "Ministry Finance Team Helps"   website as we share via this "Onliner Memo" format.     Please view the contents of any of the following links on this website that might be of interest to you:

       ABOUT  US   |  OUR PURPOSE   |  TABLE OF CONTENTS   |  HELP DETAILS   |  FUND ACCTG VIA COMPUTERS   |  GLOSSARY
 
                                             
    
MISSION STATEMENT (3):  

        Our objective, or purpose, is to provide pro bono (No fee charged) Internet resources to the Ministry Finance Team (MFTeam) of preferably Evangelical Ministries. Many of you reference this group as the Finance Committee, but we prefer to use the term  "Ministry Finance Team," .  This team minimally consists of the Ministry Executive, the Computer Bookkeeper, the Volunteer Board Treasurer, plus, ideally, one/two more finance savvy people.
         It is our desire to be of help to Evangelical Churches, Private Christian Schools (plus their auxiliaries - such as Parent Teacher Organization - PTO), Christian Mission Agencies, Christian Camps and Conferences, and other Ministries who serve the Christian public. This is done primarily by providing  "self help" resources, which includes making available Onliner Documents  (via  xxxx-xx  coded Web pages).  Let us know if you would like a specific  xxxx-xx  document in the Word doc format.  We are also remotely available to efficiently have Online interaction with you. Please  
Click Here   for more "how we help" information.  As to cost reimbursement to us, (and related issues)  please ask for more information after you have read the content of  0100 . 

  MINISTRY FUND ACCOUNTING and INTERNET/COMPUTERS (1):  

        This whole effort especially includes the use of applicable Computer Systems, and the Internet,  as you do the appropriate "Ministry Fund Accounting"  in your management and dissemination of meaningful "Spending Control"  and  "Internal and External GAAP - Generally Accepted Financial Principles"   financial info.  Our foundational Online Document on the subject of "Ministry Fund Accounting"  is found at 0041 .   Please also go to   eFINFAX  and  BUXBOX  and learn more about the application of such matters.     
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e have closely followed the  Intuit's QuickBooks (QBs) products since their beginning and believe they are tremendous tools in doing virtually all of this.  Please go to 0601 and read our foundational "Fund Accounting & QBs" Online document When you Click Here  you will find more resources about QBs as used by Ministries.              
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  0199   where we share how we coach a Ministry along these lines
         
As referenced  above,   please  Click Here  and go to a sister
 "JESUS SAVIOR PILOT ME"  website with a  "RIGHTEOUS SPENDING CONTROL HELPS"  thrust to mostly those that are  Internet Centric (or Ministry Finance Internet Friendly).   It is especially designed to assist Christian Entities along these lines via the appropriate use of the indicated  "Chart" and "Compass" tools.

     ONLINER DOCUMENTS:  

         Please click  9707  and 9708  for access to lists of Onliner Documents, or articles, that we have recently produced.  Also please see our reference above to  xxxx-xx , about their overall content and structure.  Some of our Onliner Documents are grouped as follows:

         Please also note that JIMs JRNL is a monthly Blogger type Journal/Diary via Retired Auditor-CPA   Jim Bramer  on various Ministry Finance as well as some  Righteous Personal Finance  topics. Please go to  JRNL  and view a recent edition.   Please Go Here for a alpha list of recent topics covered within JIMs JRNL.  To receive this monthly, please sign up at  http://groups.yahoo.com/group/JIMsJRNL/         

        LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES (2):  

        Please go to Jim B's  and Brad Pendable   Nest of Bees  Web Site that contains primarily implementation resources for new or beginning Christ-Centered Ministries who are Ministry Finance Internet Friendly.    Please go to   0107  for access to generic Ministry Finance Team links and also go to  0078  for a list of Ministry Finance web site links that include Internet Forum resources and a section about  DonaMail,  or Donation accounting software providers.  We trust you are using Internet Groups, Forums, or Message Boards, to learn from one another via such  "peer to peer"  Onliner communities.    
   
     It is our desire to enhance your effectiveness and be "Your Servant for Jesus Sake:" Thank you.   II Corinthians 4:5B

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   ABOUT  US   |    OUR PURPOSE  | TABLE OF CONTENTS   | HELP  DETAILS  | FUND ACCTG via COMPUTERS   |  GLOSSARY