Think you stand? Take heed…
We do not live in fear, because we are in Christ’s hands. But we also are told to splint weak limbs and make paths straight. Churches contain people, and all of us are frail. Remove that temptation! (And your own potential millstone…)
Experts suggest a quarter of churches will experience fraud. And the cost in terms of cash, reputation, dwindling donations, and church splits ? Better to build guardrails!
We understand your battle, and give you tools to protect your people.
As a Certified Fraud Examiner I’ve seen the aftermath, and it is heartbreaking. We want to spare you the pain – and have the chops to help you remove temptation.
You can start today.
The process is simple.
You answer a bunch of financial procedures questions online – it might take an hour or two. Then we let all the church leadership look over the answers to ensure everything is correct. We then write the report and send it to the printer.
When you’re finished,
You get a plan.
You get several copies of the church audit book we write just for you. It shows what you’re doing right and what could be improved, and gives you a prioritized ‘to do’ list. Easy! And we can meet by video conference to help you with implementation..
Comments from Others
What others say:
“…Tim Stephenson is a wonderful resource in [church auditing]. He is clearly passionate about learning and sharing his knowledge to help protect the financial resources of churches. His audit is thorough and he is available to help with patience and humor. His depth of knowledge and understanding in these matters is unbelievable and I’m so grateful that God led our paths to cross.
Bookkeeper and Business consultant
“It’s crazy to me how many different ways someone can be tempted to steal from the church. Some of it is obvious, like stealing from the collection. But other schemes can be more subtle. Tim Stephenson has thought through all sorts of horrible scenarios, in hopes of helping protect churches from fraud.”
“In the decades I have known Tim and Rini Stephenson and worked with
him on church, business and family projects, he has always acted
with the highest integrity and selflessness. His understanding of
risk and accountability is born of his insatiable desire to master
whatever he puts his hand to. And, he is always kind, even when he
has to say hard things.
Tim and Rini Stephenson will earn your trust and care for your needs
better than they do for themselves.”
Bulgarian Reformation Ministries
As a former external auditor, I am impressed with the quality of work you have done. The questions are clear and concise… I believe this has great value now and well into the future …superb work.
owner, Small business accounting and business solutions of OK
[OK, this is from me]
I have been auditing for 18 years, and am a Certified Fraud Examiner. I’ve been working on the questionnaire software for years, building on 30 years of programming experience. And I have a numbers-based detective work Masters from UCLA.
Owner, online church auditing
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Blog: Church Fraud Cases
Churches really are at risk, and a quick Google search brings up thousands of cases. Here are a few, with comments on how to protect your church.
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