Jesus often likened his followers to sheep: gentle, well-meaning, and a little bit prone to wander and get themselves into trouble. If you’re a pastor, or a church business manager, or on the Board of Elders or in a similar leadership position, you’re probably already smiling and shaking your head in acknowledgment. As much as we love our people—and we do—volunteers bring with them a variety of skills, professional experience, and often, personal baggage. To help them and your church’s mission thrive, a little training could come in handy and pave the way for greater success.
How We Work
At Mainstream Nonprofit Solutions we combine biblical principles with best practices to create an individualized plan to meet your church’s unique needs. We are devoted to the church as an organization of good that is part of your community’s fabric. Because of this, we are especially focused on helping you and your congregation run smoothly and with the least friction possible. After all, as a pastor, you went to Seminary for your M.Div., not to a business school for an MBA.
Here Are Some Ways We Can Help Your Church Today
- Income & Fundraising: We can assist you with implementing a seamless online donation system to make giving easy and painless—and even fun
- Taxes & Payroll: We offer training on:
- Payroll requirements and dates due
- Preparation of quarterly and annual payroll tax returns
- Information about special payroll regulations for clergy
- How to correct prior tax returns that may have been filed incorrectly
- How to work with the IRS if a notice has been received
- Computers/IT: We offer on-call troubleshooting and expertise on IT issues both for Windows and Mac operating systems. We also have social media experts to help you navigate webpage design including Search Engine Optimization (SEO), and social media such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram
The proverbial definition of insanity is “doing the same thing over and over while expecting a different result.” Let us help you from falling into that trap and instead, meet your God-given mission, vision, and goals. Contact us today.