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Welcome

Hi everyone,

Happy EOFY!

If you have any queries in these areas or anything else, please feel free to contact the team here at the Baptist Ministry Centre.

Also, if there are other specific areas you would like us to cover in the quarterly newsletters, please let us know. Happy reading!

Heidi Tak – Associate Director of Finance and Administration

Long Service Leave invoices for 2017

Long services leave invoices for Q1 and Q2 have been mailed to your church. If you haven’t received them, please contact Viola Peng at vpeng@nswactbaptists.org.au. Thank you for your patience during our upgrade.

Visit to Western Sydney – Penrith Baptist Church

The Finance, Admin, standards & Insurance teams visited Penrith Baptist Church for a workshop in June. We would like to thank all those who attended, it was really lovely to meet you all.

We are planning more visits around NSW in the near future. In the meantime, if you have any queries please do not hesitate in contacting us, we are just a phone call or email away.

 

ACNC – Deadline for AIS for year ended 31 December 2016

The deadline for completing the AIS and submitting annual financial statements for churches with a year end of 31 December is 30 June 2017. If you need any assistance with this, please contact Heidi Tak (02) 9868 9216.

Is your church eligible for the ACNC Tick of Charity Registration?

The ACNC Tick of Charity Registration (the Registered Charity Tick) aims to gives reassurance to the public that the charity is transparent and accountable by highlighting its presence on the ACNC Charity Register.

Refer to the link to find out if your church is eligible for the ACNC tick of charity registration.

 

https://www.acnc.gov.au/ACNC/FindCharity/Charity_Registration_tick/ACNC/Reg/Charity_Registration_tick.aspx

Government pricing and stamp duty exemptions.

As a non-profit organisation, you may be eligible for government pricing. Refer to the link below for details and registration.

https://www.procurepoint.nsw.gov.au/before-you-buy/buyer-eligibility-and-registration

Also, as a non-profit organisation you may be exempt from motor vehicle duty and insurance duty exemptions, if you haven’t already, use the link below to apply.

http://www.osr.nsw.gov.au/sites/default/files/file_manager/oda006.pdf

These may be useful for your church when purchasing large items such as motor vehicles which can be purchased by eligible organisations at government prices and also without stamp duty.

 

Insurance

Incident Reports

When should a church complete an incident report and provide it to Baptist Insurance Services? Any time there is an injury, no matter how small! When is the best time to complete an incident report? As soon as possible after the incident to ensure the details are fresh in your mind. This will ensure the church is fully protected at any time in the future. Providing an incident report does not impact your church insurance policy or premium in any way.

Please send your incident reports to Tim Williams, Manager Insurance NSW & ACT. Email insurance@nswactbaptists.org.au or phone 02 9868 9213.

Creating Safe Spaces

We are currently revising our Creating Safe Spaces workshops and hope to launch the new workshops in September 2017.

The new program will include an online module to be completed prior to a 3 hour face to face workshop (combined awareness & refresher).

We encourage all churches who are able to host a Creating Safe Spaces workshop once every three years.

Contact our Creating Safe Spaces coordinator, Joseph Lam 9868 9221 for more information.