You’re invited to Aronson’s Fourth Annual Church Finance & Operations Conference on October 12, 2017 at Aronson LLC. We have a great line-up of guest speakers who will focus on the current legal, political, financial and operational issues commonly faced by churches, including:
- The state of the Church, as presented by ECFA
- What online systems are available to enhance efficiency and productivity
- The Johnson Amendment, how churches can engage in the political arena
- How to engage millennial donors
- Implementing an enterprise risk management program
- Developing effective leaders
Additionally, a special guest speaker from the Museum of the Bible will provide an overview of the Museum that is scheduled to open in the fall of 2017 in Washington, DC.
Space is limited. Grab three of your colleagues (each church may register up to four people for this complementary event) and reserve your tickets today. We look forward to seeing you at the conference!
2017 Church Conference Agenda
10:00 – 10:10 Welcome
10:10 – 11:20 Keynote Speaker – John Van Drunen, ECFA, Executive Vice President and General Counsel: State of the Church and Millennial Givers
11:20 – 11:30 Break
11:30 – 12:30 Breakout sessions:
- Tim Samuel, CFO, Bridgeway Community Church: Updated Systems - Online systems have evolved to the point where most companies don't even need paper, and yet churches are still doing paper checks, expense reports, and bill filing.
- Loxley O’Connor, CFO, Reid Temple: The Life Cycle of a Leader
- Mark Robins, Senior Manager, Aronson LLC and Steve King, Managing Partner, Gammon and Grange: Operating with Affiliate Organizations
12:30 – 1:15 Lunch – presentation by Museum of the Bible
1:15 – 2:00 Breakout sessions:
- Rachel Plumley, Controller: New accounting standards impacting all Churches
- Melissa Musser, Manager, Aronson LLC: Implementing an enterprise risk management program to help safeguard the Church
2:00 – 2:10 Break
2:10 – 3:00 Keynote Speakers – Diara Holmes and Marc Owens, Partners, Loeb & Loeb: Johnson Amendment and the Church in the political arena