Budgeting & Planning


Budgeting and planning form an essential part of good stewardship. 

Stewardship includes making responsible and conscientious decisions and asks questions about objectives, priorities and the resources required to achieve them. Luke 14: 28-30 is an excellent summary of this:

“Suppose one of you wants to build a tower. Won’t you first sit down and estimate the cost to see if you have enough money to complete it? For if you lay the foundation and are not able to finish it, everyone who sees it will ridicule you, saying, ‘This person began to build and wasn’t able to finish’.”

ACAT’s resources will help you think about all the issues associated with budgeting and planning.


Five chapters of ACAT’s handbook now updated   7th December 2020

SEVERAL chapters of ACAT’s handbook have been updated to ensure that church treasurers of all denominations remain fully briefed.The handbook is written to provide guidance for treasurers and others concerned with the financial and legislative affairs of their church, on a wide range of financial matters. The updating has been overseen by ACAT’s Treasurer Greyham […]


Liberty Accounts launches ‘Prepayments Scheduler’ tool to help treasurers   27th November 2020

Liberty Accounts has launched a new tool called ‘Prepayments Scheduler’ which is intended to make the lives of church treasurers even more straightforward. The company – which is one of ACAT’s Partners in Ministry – provides cloud accounting and payroll software and specialises in supporting the not-for-profit sector. Its software has been designed to address […]


Book early for ACAT’s first-ever ‘Virtual’ Conference – to avoid disappointment   29th August 2020

ACAT is urging church treasurers to book places for our 2020 Virtual Conference “at the earliest opportunity” to avoid disappointment following the great success of our first online courses. These online courses are now practically fully booked – a little over a fortnight after they were launched. ACAT’s Executive Officer Ashley Ellis is calling on […]

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