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Confessions of a Church Felon: Protecting Your Ministry from the Flames of Fraud by [Klick, Jeffrey, Miller, Glenn, Harrison, Rodney]
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From the Author

The professor, pastor and practitioner are back on the job! Glenn Miller is a Certified Fraud Examiner and gave birth to this book with his pioneering work in the highly acclaimed Institute of Church Management workshop entitled - Fire Proofing your Ministry.

From the foundation of this pivotal material, Confessions of a Church Felon was born. In addition to the practical tools given throughout the book, a true, heartbreaking story underpins the harsh realities of dealing with this topic. Real quotes from the perpetrator and his co-workers are included to add depth and clarity to the problem of fraud.  Of course, the names are changed to protect the innocent, but the facts are real; so is the pain.

Rodney Harrison, the professor part of our trio, adds stories, insights and articles going where few have dared to venture. Being a long time professor, church planter and serving in many churches as an interim leader, has given unique insights and qualifications to Dr. Harrison. Rodney's articles in the appendix of the book are a must read for every church leader!

Pastor Jeff Klick rounds out the trio and serves as the general editor and adds insights gained from over thirty-four years in the ministry. Having served as a church administrator for over a decade and as a senior pastor for over twenty years, his perspective is somewhat unique. Personally dealing with the pain of multiple cases of church fraud, the pastor makes sure the book stays true to God's Word, and is redemptive.

This second work of the trio further develops one chapter from their first book Pastoral Helmsmanship; A Pastor's Guide to Church Administration. Rapidly becoming a must read textbook as well as a handbook, the book is guaranteed to assist every pastor and church leader with the task of leading the church.

Our prayer is that Confessions will help multiple ministries avoid the pain and destruction that surrounds fraud. We can raise the level of integrity in the Church, and you can by implementing the truth in this groundbreaking book!

From the Inside Flap

"One of the quickest ways to shipwreck your ministry and tarnish your integrity is to have financial indiscretions. Fraud not only causes personal pain and heartache, but the fallout and collateral damage impacts a myriad of others and causes great harm to the body of Christ. The fact that fraud is so prevalent should motivate us to utilize every means necessary to safeguard our ministries.  Confessions of a Church Felon is a great resource for leaders who want to fireproof their ministries.  The authors bring together a wealth of knowledge and experience to provide a practical resource for Christian ministries."
Anthony W. Allen
President Hannibal-LaGrange University
     Rodney Harrison, Jeffrey Klick, and Glenn Miller have just written in Confession of a Church Felon: Protecting your Ministry from the Flames of Fraud, the quintessential work on church fraud and what churches, lay leaders, and pastors can do about it! Do not miss Chapter Four on the Fraud Triangle because that is conceivably the most important chapter in the entire book. This is a book about Church Administration but it is more than the usual work listing procedures and policies. It is a sobering look at what happens when churches do not develop the safety nets for keeping ones church secure. Buy this book for everyone on your staff and all of your lay leaders who work in the arena of finances and administration. You will not regret it! 
Tom Cheyney
Founder & Directional Leader
Renovate National Church Revitalization Conference
As a Church Consultant I dread three phone calls. The first comes from a small group of concerned members who want to "fire their Pastor". The second phone call comes from a member of a church where the Pastor has sold off church properties and facilities and pocketed the money for himself directly or through a dummy nonprofit organization he owns and directs. The third phone call comes from a member of a church finance committee who has discovered that their Pastor, a staff member, or an elected officer in the church has been stealing money from the church. All three scenarios lead to years of turmoil and church conflict. In the case of direct stealing in the church by trusted leaders we end up asking the church a number of key questions? 
· Why were no safe guards put in place over the years? 
· Who is accountable for reviewing the spending of the Pastor, Staff, and elected officers who handle the church's money? 
· Who oversees the counting and depositing of the weekly offerings? 
· Does the church have a sound and reasonable set of financial policies and procedures? 
     In a perfect church world this book would be totally unnecessary. Pastors and officers would live out their Christian faith with integrity and honesty. Based on the casual approach most churches take regarding their finances it is a surprise that the thievery discussed by the Pastor of the church across the street doesn't happen more often. (Maybe it does!) 
Confessions of a Church Felon targets a very special new problem facing today's casual approach to church life. The book will be useful for local church leadership groups who are assigned the task of overseeing church finances. It will also serve as an excellent seminary textbook and Continuing Educational tool for current church leaders.
Dr. Randy L. Bennett
President, California Southern Baptist Convention
Director of Missions, Kern County Southern Baptist Association

A great book that gives solid, concrete advice and explanations about fraud, where it comes from, how to avoid it, and how to deal with it when it occurs.  I think it's also important to point out that it is written by authors who have extensive experience in church leadership, pastoring, administration, accounting and finance, as well as skill and knowledge in preventing and addressing fraud in churches and schools. It's also a "must have" for pastors, seminary grads, church board members, treasurers and anyone else who deals with accounting/finance in churches and schools.  Furthermore, the book's guidance is helpful for any size organization, whether you're a small rural church, a mid-sized seminary or a large multi-campus church.  
Ken Mestemacher
Business Administrator
Lenexa Baptist Church
Jesus loves His bride, the church. Someday the church will be "without spot or wrinkle"... "holy and without blemish" (Ephesians 5:27).  Until that day, the church must be diligent to display the supreme beauty and integrity of Christ to a lost and dying world.  This book is a helpful and practical guide for church leaders who want manage their church finances with confidence and integrity.
Lincoln VerMeer
Vice President, Church Banking Team
Cass Commercial Bank

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  • File Size: 1086 KB
  • Print Length: 210 pages
  • Publisher: ICM Publisher (May 28, 2015)
  • Publication Date: May 28, 2015
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  • Language: English
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