Integrity at Stake: Safeguarding Your Church from Financial Fraud by Rollie Dimos is a financial resource book intended for pastors, church leaders, and church administrators. Dimos' expertise as a certified fraud examiner and internal auditor provides the church audience with essential tools and know-how to assess their financial processes. Including practical steps for evaluation, Integrity at Stake details internal controls, risk management, and true stories to help church leaders reduce the risk of fraud and increase financial accountability and integrity.
About the Author
Rollie Dimos is a certified fraud examiner and internal auditor. He has a deep desire to help church leaders reduce the risk of fraud and increase financial accountability and integrity. As an auditor in the government and nonprofit sectors, Rollie has been helping leaders assess the strength of their organizational controls for over twenty-five years. He is a graduate of Evangel University and the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary and speaks frequently at conferences around the country on the topic. Rollie resides in Ozark, Missouri with his wife and children.
Integrity manifests itself at both the macro and micro levels. In an age where opportunities seduce many, character intelligence becomes a commodity for leaders, for managers, and for us all as we steward whatever we find in our hands. Rollie offers actionables for both the heart and the hands. I recommend this book and even more so the message it summons us to. -- Heath Adamson, Senior Director of Youth Ministries, Global Chairman WAGF Next Gen Commission
Once again, my friend Rollie Dimos has provided vital help for pastors and local church leaders in his new book, Integrity at Stake: Safeguarding Your Church from Financial Fraud. Rollie’s clear and engaging style offers valuable insights and recommendations that will keep ministry leaders from the tragedies others have experienced. Healthy churches manage their finances in careful and healthy ways. In this book, Rollie covers all the bases and will show you how to address each of the primary financial responsibilities you must manage. A must-read for every church treasurer and for the pastors who lead them! -- Michael Clarensau, DMin, Dean for the College of Bible, Southwestern Assemblies of God University
Integrity is a nonnegotiable. When an organization’s trustworthiness comes under question because of faulty systems or fraudulent action, the consequences are devastating. Whether you find yourself leading in a church, parachurch, or nonprofit, you owe it to your organization to read Integrity at Stake. The stories Rollie tells and the insights he provides will give you valuable keys to protect your organization’s God-given influence. -- John Lindell, Lead Pastor, James River Church, Ozark, Missouri
Dimos has delivered an essential and informative resource for the church. A must-read for anyone concerned about biblical stewardship. -- Paul R. McDonald, District Treasurer and Business Administrator, Assemblies of God, Northern Missouri District
Over the years Rollie has proven himself as one of the brightest minds and most qualified in the area of church and nonprofit fraud prevention. Several years ago our ministry opened our books to Rollie to gain his wisdom and knowledge in the area of ethical financial reporting and protection. His input was invaluable! I wholeheartedly endorse Rollie’s new book, Integrity at Stake, as a resource for any church or ministry that is interested in managing with integrity the Lord’s resources. -- Don K. Wiehe, Executive Secretary Treasurer, South Texas District Assemblies of God
highly recommend that church leaders and church boards obtain Rollie Dimos’s book Integrity at Stake: Safeguarding Your Church from Financial Fraud. I have worked personally with the author and know firsthand of his outstanding expertise on this subject. If an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, then in this book you will receive far more than an ounce of prevention! If the counsel given in this book is followed, your church will be well protected from financial fraud. -- George O. Wood, General Superintendent, the General Council of the Assemblies of God
Integrity at Stake is well done and greatly needed. I particularly found the statistics from accounting firms to be interesting. I felt that the tips were clear and precise to help prevent fraud. And the case studies played to my ‘curiosity factor’ to see who did what and how. -- Dr. Mark Wootton, Professor at Evangel University, Pastor, and Church Planter