A number of conferences are available for those who work with legal, financial, and risk management matters for their church. Here are some we recommend:
This event, led by XPastor.org founder David Fletcher, educates and encourages executive pastors, senior pastors, and other church leaders. It covers key leadership and management issues facing medium-sized, large-sized, and multisite churches.
Dates: February 17-18, 2016
Location: Dallas, Texas
Registration cost: $675 (individual early bird). Price break for two or more to attend if registered by December 31.
The Church Network (formerly NACBA) hosts the longest-running national conference serving church business administrators. It offers a full daily schedule with a wide range of workshops and an exhibit hall with more than 100 vendors serving the church market. Can't make it? NACBA has more than 80 local chapters that meet monthly. These chapters offer guest speakers who cover various topics related to church administration.
Dates: July 6-9, 2016
Location: Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas
Registration cost: Members: $769 (early bird); Nonmembers: $1,046 (early bird). Rates go up after May 12, 2016.
A one-day event by CPA firm Batts Morrison Wales & Lee focused on recent developments and trends on legal, tax, and financial topics affecting nonprofit organizations and churches. Michael Batts, managing partner of Batts Morrison Wales & Lee, is an Editorial Advisor for Christianity Today's Church Law & Tax Group, the publisher of ManagingYourChurch.com.
Dates: Summer/Fall 2016
Location: Orlando, Florida
Registration cost: Varies—group discounts are available.
Note: This event has grown in stature over the years—to the point that registration is only available by invitation. Contact the firm to ask about an invitation.
Presented by EH Publishing and Production media (with other sponsors), this event focuses on facilities, communications, and worship technology and best practices.
Dates: September 21-22, 2016
Location: Louisville, Kentucky
Registration cost: Details currently unavailable but last year was $225 for advance purchase and $300 for onsite purchase.
This conference, co-founded by Frank and Elaine Sommerville (Editorial Advisors for Christianity Today's Church Law & Tax Group, publisher of ManagingYourChurch.com), is designed to help church and ministry leaders transform their organizations internally with best practices in finance, law, human resources, and risk management.
Dates: October 28-29, 2016
Location: Arlington, Texas
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