Churches by the Numbers: Annual Reports from Churches

An annual report is a form of communication that neatly provides a review of an organization’s overall status, good for checking the progress towards an organization’s mission, its results, and finances. Churches are beginning to present their annual reports in a format similar to what is used in the corporate world for investors. (For churches with significant budgets, people would want well-managed finances rather than mom-and-pop operations.)

Here’s a sampling of church annual reports, listed in no particular order (available on the Internet at the time of this posting)::

One good example of financial accountability was a church with a website footer section that put its “annual report” link right under their “give online” link.

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