Since the church represents Jesus, it's important that our finances are stewarded in a manner that glorifies Him. Here are some of the reasons you can trust that One Harbor will be a good steward of the money you give.
The church spends money in accordance with a budget which is reviewed every three months. The budget is simply a plan for the church's money, and it is created, approved, and modified as necessary by the Board of Elders. The Board of Elders includes "marketplace" elders who do not receive a salary from the church, but who have a vote in every decision the Board considers.
Approval Processes for Expenses
One Harbor has put in place systematic and detailed processes to govern how the organization practically spends its money. Most expenses must be pre-approved and documented by one of three budget managers, who are accountable to the Board of Elders for the accounts in their responsibility. Certain expenses, such as benevolence, require a minimum of two signatures. Other unique expense categories, such as meals for travel, are treated in individual policies which provide limits that church employees are authorized to stay within. In those cases, a policy review is made on every expense and if limits are exceeded, the employee is obligated to cover the overage with his or her own resources.
Any Partner in good standing with the church who wishes to review our financial statements may do so by contacting the church office and requesting an appointment.