Section 6. Local Church Finances
6.4 Church Expenditures
6.4.1 Payment of Bills
POLICY - The church council shall establish such procedures as may be necessary to order payment of obligations duly incurred.
- First priority shall be established for payment of the extension tithe.
- Second priority shall be established for payment of legal obligations: taxes, loans, leases and salaries.
- Signing authorities shall scrutinize all bills prior to their payment, and shall ensure the correctness of payment. Cheques should not be double-signed in advance.
- Proper and complete records of payments and their supporting documentation must be kept. This shall be the responsibility of the church council treasurer, who shall ensure that such documentation is kept.