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Wandering Church Assets

How best to track church laptops, power adapters, and other moving items

Asset tracking is part of church stewardship. Planning ministry events and activities is easier when there's a clear list of the availability and location of church equipment. Insurance companies ask for an asset list when there's an emergency. Audit and financial statement preparation requires this list, too.

But some assets are hard to track due to constantly being in the pockets, cars, and houses of church staff. Laptops and power adapters are often moving like this, pointed out Nick Dusenbury while participating in the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability webinar "5 Hot Topics for Church Business Administrators." Dusenbury is currently the director of finance for Forest Hill Church in Charlotte, N.C.

After using them extensively for a long time, church staff may inadvertently think small, movable pieces of church property are their own. If a power adapter ...

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  • November 17, 2011

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