“Thou shalt not steal.” (Exodus 20:15)
Few events in parish life are more damaging or disappointing than the discovery of theft by a staff employee or volunteer. It happens far more often than one imagines. This is because it is often hushed up. Do not be dissuaded from setting policies that protect the precious reputation of a parish by a person who acts deeply offended because they sense that they are not “trusted”. It’s not a matter of personal trust or distrust. It’s a matter of professionally managing the parish for the benefit of all.
The PDF version of the file can be found here: Nonprofit or Parish Embezzlement