The Giving in Grace website
is home to some handy tools that will help churches gather and interpret their financial data. Some of this data, such as income, expenditure and reserves can be found in your Parish Dashboard, but additional tools for financial analysis
are also available on the Giving in Grace website should parishes wish to generate their own analysis.
One critical piece of financial information is a Giving Profile
, an anonymous, visual representation of the giving patterns in the local church. In most churches the direct giving of church members is the largest single source of income. Headline statistics of total giving and average giving levels are always a good start, but they never tell the whole story. Generating a giving profile for your church is a little more work, but will deepen understanding and will give confidence to those asking your members to review their giving.
A giving profile can only be generated by the local church; the spreadsheet to generate one can be found at the Giving Profile
page within Giving in Grace.