This page lists important financial information that is beneficial to presbyteries and congregations within the Synod of the Trinity. This page will be updated regularly. If there is information you would like to see posted here, contact Synod Treasurer Chantal Atnip at

Synod Per Capita set at $2.30 for 2017-18

At the Sept. 28-29, 2016 meeting of the Synod of the Trinity Governing Commission, a motion was made for the Synod portion of Per Capita for 2018 to be set at $2.30, the third year at this rate. The $2.30 figure does not completely cover those items identified as Per Capita expenses.

Synod of the Trinity Per Capita:

2016 – $2.30
2017 – $2.30
2018 – $2.30

How to obtain a 501C3 letter.

Click here.

New Overtime Regulations

Several resources are available to help you at your presbytery and congregations regarding the new overtime regulations. Please know these are just informational – and that you will need to discuss this with your financial folks as well as other counsel (i.e. your auditors) to make sure you are correctly handling these changes.

A presbytery resource can be found here.

A simpler overview is this weblink here. Art serves as the Vice President for Institutional Advancement at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (located in Wake Forest, N.C.) and is co-founder of Rainer Publishing.

Another source can be accessed here.

Church Offering Envelope Retention

How long should your church keep offering envelopes? One step can help limit the length of time to store these documents. Find out more by clicking here.

Workman’s Compensation

Is a church required to carry Workman’s Compensation for a part-time pastor? Find out here.

Sample Housing Resolution

Information for ministers who own or rent their home here.

2017 Mid Council Financial Network Conference

The 2017 Mid Council Financial Network Conference will be held Nov. 15-17 in Long Beach, CA. This event is a continuing education and training opportunity for synod, presbytery and church financial persons. Efforts are being made with presenters and various others to bring the most up-to-date information for this conference. Details are as follows:

  • Dates: Nov. 15-17, 2017
    • start with breakfast on Wednesday and end at noon Friday
  • Location: Hotel Maya, 700 Queensway Drive, Long Beach, CA 90802
    • Group room rate $169 + tax
  • Hotel Reservations: Click here

If making reservations by phone, call the hotel directly at (562) 481-3904. Be sure to give the group code PBC.

This hotel is the only waterfront hotel in Long Beach with a view of the ocean as well as the city line. The historic Queen Mary is with-in walking distance, and the Aquarium of the Pacific is only five minutes away via shuttle. There is a complimentary shuttle that stops at Hotel Maya every 15 minutes from 6 a.m. to midnight to take guests into downtown Long Beach where there are countless dining, shopping and entertainment venues.

Registration brochures will be sent out in July. In the meantime, if you have any questions, contact Diane Dulaney, Treasury Assistant, Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) at (888) 728-7228 ext. 5542.