International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Balanced Controls and the Financial Growth of the Kenyan Church
Peter M. Mutia, DBA; George O. K’Aol, Ph.D.

The purpose of this study was to examine the influence of balanced controls on financial growth in the Kenyan church. This was a descriptive correlational study which adopted a positivist paradigm. A stratified random sampling was used to draw a sample of 95 bishops and 387 clergies from a population of one hundred and twenty-six (126) Bishops and four thousand, nine hundred and fourteen (4914) clergy respectively. A structured questionnaire was used to collect data from the respondents. Frequency distributions, percentages, and means were used in descriptive statistical analysis while correlations, Chi-square and Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) were used for inferential statistical analysis. Regression was used to test the hypothesis. The statistical program for social sciences (SPSS) was used as a tool for statistical analysis. The findings revealed that balanced controls influence the financial growth of the church in Kenya. The study recommends that church leaders should put in place adequate controls coupled with the requisite staff training to equip church staff with the necessary skills to give them the ability to adequately and competently execute their duties and responsibilities. The church should also ensure an enforcement of control measures to reduce the perpetuation of fraud, which leads to the loss of church resources. The study recommends further research to determine the specific impact of internal and external controls on the church’s financial performance in Kenya.

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