Finance & Staff Management

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Consolidated Trust Funds

The Connecticut Conference provides its member churches with the opportunity to invest their endowments or other capital resources in a professionally managed trust fund in company with other congregations and the Missionary Society of Connecticut.

Find out more on the Consolidated Trust Funds Page

Clergy Compensation Guidelines

The Authorized Minsters’ Compensation Guidelines Document is designed to guide churches as they develop and/or update the compensation package for their pastors. 

Find out more on the Clergy Compensation Guidelines Page

Navigating the Wilderness

This three-part webinar series explores the complicated world of church finances and stewardship. The webinar series was conducted online in October 2019 by Susan Townsley and Charlie Kuchenbrod. Each webinar was recorded and is available in full here.


The Conference's staff include several people with a lot of knowledge and experience in general financial matters and those specific to UCC congregations. For more information, contact Charlie Kuchenbrod

Church Audit Guide

Church Internal Audit Guide - this document (PDF) is intended to be used by an internal auditor or members of an internal audit committee within a church belonging to the Connecticut Conference of the United Church of Christ. It should be used as a supplement to an external audit, not a substitute.

Tools for Effective Church Management

This document, created as a sabbatical project in 2001 by Rev. Ken Ulmer, provides a variety of key resources for local church leaders to help promote and sustain effective local church ministry. Appendices include sample vision statement, bylaws, investment policy, and employee handbook.

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Church Contributions

Church Contribution Remittance Form  (PDF)

Church Contribution Remittance Form (Word)