The Church, Tax And Governance – Taiwo Oyedele

Governance, the Church and Society

  • Governance is the systems and processes for managing the overall direction, effectiveness, supervision and accountability of an organisation.
  • Simply put, governance is how an organisation is managed for sustainability.  For people charged with governance, this role generally requires a lot, including avoiding conflict of interest, promoting an ethical culture and acting in the best interest of all stakeholders.
  • Churches are public institutions and exist for the benefit of society in addition to the primary mandate of salvation
  • Churches are accountable to God but so is everyone. God doesn’t need accounts, people do.
  • As public institutions, churches are accountable to the people.