Stewardship Of God's Resources

For The Advances Of The Cameroon Baptist Convention's Mission

Capacity Statement

The Cameroon Baptist Convention Finance and Development  Department (FDD) is charged with the responsibility to scrupulously manage, develop real property, projects and God’s financial resources in a manner that guarantees transparency and accountability. FDD is headed by a Director with two Deputy Directors for the Finance and Development Sub-Departments. FDD today operates over 31 Bursaries all over the national territory that receives and disburses payments for any CBC transaction. This department operates an internal audits service, landed property service, a micro-finance service (Self Precautionary Scheme), and a development fund that mobilizes and supports developmental initiatives in the convention. The development sub-department charts the developmental agenda for the convention and carries out diverse capacity building initiates geared at empowering Christians, churches, Associations and Fields.

Vision

We work to hear the commendation “well done, good and faithful servants.”

Mission

To ensure the Scrupulous management and development of real property, projects and God’s financial resources in a manner that guarantees transparency and accountability.To carry out its mission effectively, The FDD comprises the Sub-Department of Finance and the Sub-Department of Development.

Objectives

  • Develop , implement and follow up of the Financial and Investment Policy of the Convention as approved by the General Council and under the technical guidance of the Finance and Development Board
  • Implement the decisions of the General Session, General Council and the Finance and Development Board in all matters relating to finance and investments;
  • Ensure the development, implementation and evaluation of the Convention’s consolidated Strategic Plan;
  • Prepare a four yearly Development Plan for the Convention and submit the same through the Finance and Development Board to the General Council for approval;
  • The Sub-Department of Finance, headed by a Deputy Director has the objective to;
  • Oversee the financial investments and operations of all Convention organs and its institutions
  • Ensure that all Associations and Fields meet up with their financial obligations to the Convention;
  • Prepare bi-annual financial reports of the Convention and forward the same to all Fields;
  • Carry out an Internal Audit of the Convention organs and its institutions;
  • Monitor and report on marked shifts in financial trends within the Convention;
  • Provide assistance and train to build the capacities of local Churches, Associations, Fields, Departments, and the Convention’s institutions on the proper management and development of resources; Providing assistance and training to build the capacities of local Churches, Associations, Fields, Departments, and the Convention’s institutions on the proper management and development of resources;
  • See the objectives of the Development-sub department below.

Biblical Foundation​

If then you have not been faithful in the unrighteous wealth, who will entrust to you the true riches?

Luke 16:11

Leadership

Mr. Ntam Ephraim

Director, Finance & Development Department

Mr. Ntam Ephraim Njang is a finance Expart and a Fellow Charted Certified Accountant (FCCA) and holds an MSc in Accounting and Finance. He has served as a Teacher, Senior Accountant with the CBC Health Services (2014) and now Director (2017) of the CBC Finance and Development Department.

Mr. Bomnsa Thadeus Jini

FDD Board Chair

Mr. Bomnsa Thadeus Jini is ...

CONTACT INFO

The Finance & Development Department In Action

Faithful Stewards

Bimbia  Beach

Bimbia Beach

Retracing Bimbia Land

Retracing Bimbia Land

Camp Lodges At Bimbia

Camp Lodges At Bimbia

Retracing Boundaries At Bimbia

Retracing Boundaries At Bimbia

Programs and Services

Our Services Reach all 10 Regions of the Country

The Internal Audit Unit is headed by a Chief Internal Auditor.

The audit unit is charged with the responsibility to monitor compliance standards and execute periodic audits of the Convention departments and its institutions and produce appropriate reports.

The Finance and Development Department runs a network of 117 bursaries throughout the national territory. These bursaries facilitate financial transactions in the CBC with ease. Payments can be made into any CBC institution from any bursary in the country. Likewise cash can be paid out from any CBC institution anywhere in the country.

The Self Precautionary Scheme (SPS) seeks to provide CBC Pastors and Staff with a means of developing their financial and economic abilities and to promote the Gospel of Jesus Christ through providing low interest loans for capital investment and giving them sufficient income on retirement.

SPS Products and Services

  • Savings Accounts: For regular savings, withdrawals.this account can serve as a collateral for a loan.This account earns interest at the end of the year.
  • Retired Pastors Accounts: Holders of this account can only withdraw upon retirement. The account also earns bonuses of at the end of the year.
  • Salary Accounts; This account is mostly used as a form of loan repayment.No interest is paid on this account.
  • Shares: A share cost 25,000frs and members are entitled to up to 20 shares at 500,000frs. Dividends are paid on share at the end of the year.
  • Loans: SPS gives out school fee loans,business, land acquisition, building loans to her members.

The mission of the Cameroon Baptist Convention Development Fund (CBCDF) is to mobilize resources for the Strategic development of the Cameroon Baptist Convention... In order to effectively glorify God and proclaim the Gospel holistically in Cameroon and beyond.

OBJECTIVES

  • To source for funds or mobilize resources.
  • Manage funds raised in the most sustainable manner.
  • Study and finance development projects of the CBC.

 

 

The Sub-Department of Development, headed by a Deputy Director, is responsible to:

  • Lay down policy guidelines for project development, implementation and evaluation,
  • Design, and oversee the execution and evaluation of viable projects for the Convention in collaboration with relevant departments and other institutional heads;
  • Provide assistance and training to build the capacity of local Churches, Associations, Fields, Departments, and the Convention’s institutions on project development, proper implementation, the establishment of inventories relating to property under their control, management and use, and the proper acquisition, development and management of landed property;
  • Set up and maintaining a sound data base for CBC property.

To accomplish our mandate, we do carryout the following activities:

  • Training at all levels on income generating activities, strategic planing, project designing and management, etc.
  • Grants and Project Writing
  • Project development and resource mobilization.

At the CBC Landed Property Service;

  • We ensure that information is available and accessible to facilitate land transactions (acquisition, titling, and development) within the CBC. In the context of complex land procedures and tenure regulations, we raise awareness and provide cutting-edge interventions that secure land rights not only for the CBC, but also for rural and urban poor whom we serve.
  • We maintain an up-to-date inventory of property within the CBC, ensuring that the institution demonstrates stewardship and accountability for landed property resources.
  • We provide Para-Legal assistance for the CBC in ensuring that land disputes and litigations are mitigated and that access to justice is widened.
  • Getting land rights issues right are very critical to ending poverty in all its forms and in advancing the 2030 Global Goals. We serve as a hub for the CBC on land rights issues and tenure security.
  • Given the rampant corruption in the land sector the CBC landed property services seeks to be the light for the world and becoming a model for replication within the CBC. 
  • Providing assistance and training to build the capacity of local Churches, Associations, Fields, Departments, and the Convention’s institutions on project development, proper implementation, the establishment of inventories relating to property under their control, management and use, and the proper acquisition, development and management of landed property;
  • Setting up and maintaining a sound data base for CBC property.

The main challenge faced as the Development-sub department

 

Areas of Need

  • We need more funding in order to operate at full capacity.
  • We need more office space, equipments and furniture.
  • We need more staffing.
  • We need a brand new Hilux to enable us visit any Field at any time of the year.

 

Prayer Point

  • We need a stable economy free from crisis and pandemics.
    Pray for the pioneer Deputy Director as he acquaint himself in the new department.
  • Pray for more funding, staff, office space, equipment and furniture.
  • Pray that as the staff move through difficult roads, they will be safe from all forms of accidents.
  • Pray for less litigation in land matters within the CBC.

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