Payment/Reimbursement to church - NOT Contributions
I need to know how to record certain reimbursements/"income" that the church I work at receives. I am aware that these would not be contributions.
1. Congregation members send payment for the materials used while participating in a bible study.
2. Good will donation for a meal served weekly during the fall and nightly during VBS.
The previous financial secretary trained me to enter this money as a negative expense. Having come from a business background, the church treasurer and I do not believe that this is good accounting practices.
Can you please let me know how you would record this "income"?
Would you create a new income line? Other suggestions?
Thank you for your assistance!