Orlando 2020 Conference

Orlando 2020 Conference
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We are excited that you plan to attend the 2020 National Conference of The Church Network. This is our 64th year. For more information on the conference, see our conference website .

If you are a returning participant, you will note changes in our registration process. If you're a first-timer, it will all seem normal. Here are a few things of note. You will first be asked if you are registering for the full conference. Choose "yes" to move forward.

If you are only registering for one of the pre-conference FastTracks, choose no for "Register for the full conference" and then Yes to "Register for FastTrack pre-conference workshop?"
When
7/8/2020 - 7/11/2020
Where
Orange County Convention Center
9800 International Dr
Orlando, FL 32819 United States

Program

   

Wednesday, 08 July 2020

 
Buy the bundle for both Presbyterian Administrators Network events (Wed. reception, Thur. PAN dinner & business meeting), or choose the individual events below.
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TICKET
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TICKET
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7/8/2020 - 7/11/2020
Buy the bundle for all three United Methodist Network events (includes Wed. reception, Thurs. breakfast & Thurs. UMN Dinner), or choose the individual events below.
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TICKET
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TICKET
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7/8/2020 - 7/11/2020
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FAST
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FAST
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8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
8:30 AM
Note: This full-conference rate applies to you only, not someone else from your church. You can choose only one FastTrack.
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FAST
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FAST
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8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
8:30 AM
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FAST
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8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
8:30 AM
Note: This full-conference rate applies to you only, not someone else from your church. You can choose only one FastTrack.
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FAST
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FAST
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8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
8:30 AM
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FAST
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8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
8:30 AM
Note: This full-conference rate applies to you only, not someone else from your church. You can choose only one FastTrack.
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FAST
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FAST
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8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
8:30 AM
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FAST
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FAST
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8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
8:30 AM
Note: This full-conference rate applies to you only, not someone else from your church. You can choose only one FastTrack.
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FAST
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FAST
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8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
8:30 AM
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FAST
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FAST
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8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
8:30 AM
Note: This full-conference rate applies to you only, not someone else from your church. You can choose only one FastTrack.
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FAST
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FAST
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8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
8:30 AM
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FAST
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FAST
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8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
8:30 AM
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FAST
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FAST
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8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
8:30 AM
This is an individual event ticket for the Presbyterian Administrators Network Reception. If you purchased the bundle, don't purchase this unless you want additional tickets.
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TICKET
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PCBAABUNDLE
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4:15 PM - 5:15 PM
4:15 PM
This is an individual event ticket for the United Methodist Network Reception. If you purchased the bundle don't purchase this unless you want additional tickets.
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TICKET
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UMNOP
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4:15 PM - 5:15 PM
4:15 PM
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TICKET
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DAYS1
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5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
5:30 PM
Exhibit Hall open from 6:30 - 8:30 and dinner will be served from 6:30 - 8:30.
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DAY1
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6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
6:30 PM
Exhibit Hall open from 6:30 - 8:30 and dinner will be served from 6:30 - 8:30.
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DAY1
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6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
6:30 PM

Thursday, 09 July 2020

 
This is an individual event ticket for the United Methodist Network Breakfast. If you purchased the bundle, don't purchase this unless you want additional tickets.
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TICKET
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UMNOP
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7:00 AM - 8:15 AM
7:00 AM
Led by Alfred Johnson (Shelby Systems) (CPE)Churches are subject to the same issues any other organization may have when managing their accounting. Potential errors, audit controls and reports, security, measures and so much more. All are vital to the success of the growth and stability of the church. Alfred Johnson will highlight areas of needs for any church to manage and thrive in accounting.
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DAY2
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THURSDAY
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8:30 AM - 9:20 AM
8:30 AM
Led by Kathleen Turpin (Brotherhood Mutual) Allegations of sexual harassment or misconduct can blindside a Christian ministry. The emotional toll, as well as financial and reputational damage, can be devastating to a church. It's simply not enough to acknowledge the issue. Organizations must take bold steps when implementing effective policies and procedures to help avoid misconduct or harassment.
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DAY2
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THURSDAY
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8:30 AM - 9:20 AM
8:30 AM
Led by Stephen Carrolll Rardin-& Carroll Architects) The workshop will break down current project delivery methods for churches into three distinct methods, 1. Traditional methods including Design-Bid-Build and Negotiated Select Team, 2. Construction Management (CM) including CM as Advisor or Agent and CM as Constructor, and 3. Design-Build including Design-Build by either the Designer or Contractor and Bridging. The workshop will present pros and cons and examples of each method.
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DAY2
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THURSDAY
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8:30 AM - 9:20 AM
8:30 AM
Led by Lisa McGlynn (Fisher Phillips) Certain conversations are not easy to have but putting them off can make matters worse. This presentation will go through interactive scenarios covering employment law topics that churches need to navigate. Examples include embarrassing problems such as body odor at work to potentially serious matters of discriminatory comments. This presentation will give you guidance on best practices for handling these discussions within your church.
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DAY2
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THURSDAY
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8:30 AM - 9:20 AM
8:30 AM
Led by Barry Young and Brian Gleason (GuideOne) We will go over the primary reasons why churches are considered soft targets and tell you how you can protect yourselves. We will walk you through layers of security you must have in place to be able to respond to an incident appropriately and even prevent one in the first place. Learn the parts to a proper kids/children's ministry lock down. Learn practical ways to increase the overall protection of your church.
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DAY2
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THURSDAY
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8:30 AM - 9:20 AM
8:30 AM
Led by Dr. Terry Bertrand, CCA Through a dynamic mix of presentations, discussions, and case study material, this workshop will explore five interrelated topics: (1) theological perspectives on church administration, (2) administration as ministry and mission, (3) administration as a fundamental task of faithful stewardship, (4) key ethical issues in administering churches and ministry organizations, and (4) the TCN Code of Ethics. Participants in this workshop will complete the 0.2 CEUs required for certification in The Church Network. Participants in this workshop will complete 0.2 CEUs required for certification in The Church Network. All four are offered at this year's national meeting see A6, B6, D6, E6 for detail on certification got to www.thechurchnetwork.com/certify.
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DAY2
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THURSDAY
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8:30 AM - 9:20 AM
8:30 AM
Led by Laurel Swanson, CCA CCA stands for Certified Church Administrator, a designation you can earn through The Church Network. Come to this workshop to discover the "why" behind the CCA program, what steps you take to get started, and what it takes to accomplish this goal. Make the most of your conference by finding out early what benefits are available during your time here, including earning CEU's and connecting with center directors.
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DAY2
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THURSDAY
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8:30 AM - 9:20 AM
8:30 AM
Led by Rodney Smith, CPA (PSK) (CPE) (Continuations form 2019 workshop) Historically, designated funds have significantly enhanced ministry efforts for churches, but too they often come with negative side effects. Even if you didn't attend the inaugural workshop at the 2019 conference last year, this sequel is for you if streamlining or even eliminating designated funds altogether is on your church radar. It's a culture shift that can ease administrative burdens, bolster the budgeting process, and improve overall financial health of a church. Come learn the "how to" AND the "why."
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DAY2
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THURSDAY
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8:30 AM - 9:20 AM
8:30 AM
Panel Facilitated by Nick Nicholaou Church teams are an increasingly mobile workforce. Questions abound! How do you manage a workforce that often doesn't work onsite? What technologies work best? What HR and legal issues are there? What are the benefits to the church? Join our panelists for a lively session that's sure to be helpful!
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DAY2
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THURSDAY
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8:30 AM - 9:20 AM
8:30 AM
Led by Michael Martin, JD, CPA (ECFA)Transformational leadership begins with understanding today's ministry environment. In our fast-paced and ever-changing world, it can be difficult to keep up with all the latest trends impacting our ministries- from new legal issues to evolving political dynamics and more. Awareness of the trends is just the beginning. Join this discussion with Michael and Nicole for their professional insights and tips for being prepared to face the new ministry realities of 2020.
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DAY2
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THURSDAY
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8:30 AM - 9:20 AM
8:30 AM
Led by Steve Bauserman (ACTS Group) Ministries say they want a solution that is designed for their needs. They have the money to build it. That's great. Building the solution is just the beginning. Let's talk about what it costs to maintain a custom solution.
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DAY2
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THURSDAY
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9:30 AM - 10:20 AM
9:30 AM
Led by Mark Demoss (Ministry Brands) We are surrounded by data, but does it provide an integrated view of each person's involvement across the ministries of our church? Most churches are plagued with silos of fragmented data. We'll explore best practices among churches that have turned their data into meaningful ministry information. Discover the practical steps to empower your church with instant access to a 360? view of each person's involvement.
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DAY2
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THURSDAY
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9:30 AM - 10:20 AM
9:30 AM
Led by Walle Mafolasire (Givelify) This session uncovers new truths in church giving by equipping participants with the latest information on how giving happens today. The session takes a deep dive into some of the cutting-edge research assembled by Givelifyÿ by analyzing 8 million donations amounting to $1 billion. We will discuss and identify innovative and practical ideas as well as best practices that will help congregations energize giving from all generations including millennials and Gen-Z and motivate consistent financial givers.
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DAY2
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THURSDAY
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9:30 AM - 10:20 AM
9:30 AM
Led by Kerry Jones (Goff Companies) Successful church facility expansion projects require leading both a building process and people. This session presents a practical template to assist senior church leaders to guide congregations through facility expansion while remaining healthy. Topics include gaining congregational buy-in, communicating vision, church governance, appropriating staff, developing a funding strategy that works, building the right thing and strategically moving your church expansion project from vision to completion.
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DAY2
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THURSDAY
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9:30 AM - 10:20 AM
9:30 AM
Led by Keith Shaver (Uniview Technology) The idea participants are church representatives with a concern of updating physical security methods and electronic security solutions within their facilities. The Layered Security Approach is a method to evaluate the security needs by reviewing the security issues, current situation, and future needs with a series of questions. The information can be used to determine a strategy to meet the overall objective - whether it is intrusion, video or access control, or an integrated solution.
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DAY2
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THURSDAY
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9:30 AM - 10:20 AM
9:30 AM
Led by Dr. Bob Winstead This workshop explores the dimensions of physical, emotional, spiritual, and professional self-care for those in the business of ministry. Participants will be encouraged to examine their own routines of care and consider how to reduce stress and improve wellness. Participants in this workshop will complete 0.2 CEUs required for certification in The Church Network. All four are offered at this year's national meeting see A6, B6, D6, E6. For detail on certification got to www.thechurchnetwork.com/certify.
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DAY2
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THURSDAY
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9:30 AM - 10:20 AM
9:30 AM
Led by Nathan Parr As a leader, there are many ways you can help your facility team perform at their best. However, many of us tend to sabotage more than we support. This workshop will discuss common ways we hinder our teams and present several ways to turn the tide to empower your facility team.
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DAY2
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THURSDAY
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9:30 AM - 10:20 AM
9:30 AM
Led by Rodney Smith, CPA (PSK) (CPE) A08 CPE Streamlining Designated Funds - Part 2 (PSK) Historically, designated funds have significantly enhanced ministry efforts for churches, but too they often come with negative side effects. Even if you didn't attend the inaugural workshop at the 2019 conference last year, this sequel is for you if streamlining or even eliminating designated funds altogether is on your church radar. It's a culture shift that can ease administrative burdens, bolster the budgeting process, and improve overall financial health of a church. Come learn the "how to" AND the "why."
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DAY2
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THURSDAY
Time
9:30 AM - 10:20 AM
9:30 AM
Led by Gary Crowell, CCA, CPA The use of leadership coaching skills as a supervisor moves the process of giving direction to others from a "telling mode" to a "discovery mode." It highlights strengths rather than weaknesses and opens the door to a level of communication that helps both supervisor and employee to thrive in their environment. This workshop will emphasize the importance of deep listening and powerful questions as essential tools for maximizing effectiveness in the workplace.
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DAY2
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THURSDAY
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9:30 AM - 10:20 AM
9:30 AM
Led by Darrell Roland/Matt Steen
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DAY2
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THURSDAY
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9:30 AM - 10:20 AM
9:30 AM
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TICKET
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DAY2
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11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
11:30 AM
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TICKET
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DAY2
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11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
11:30 AM
Led by Charlite Daniels (Churches by Daniels)
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DAY2
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THURSDAY
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1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
1:00 PM
Led by Joel Mikell/Kristin Miller (Horizons Stewardship) (CPE)2018 Giving Trends (Giving USA) forecast a 20% reduction in giving to the church by 2023. In this workshop, we will analyze the factors behind this alarming forecast and examine other giving trends in the local church. We will share best practices and effective strategies churches are using to attract new givers, grow current givers, minimize the number of lapsed givers, and disciple high capacity givers and discuss how to implement a ministry of planned giving.
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DAY2
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THURSDAY
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1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
1:00 PM
Led by Melody Parlett and Travis Phipps (Enable Ministry Partners) (CPE)Did you know that Office 365 includes world-class productivity tools and is available to churches at no monthly cost? Enable provides an overview of many tools that are included in Office 365, while giving practical applications in a church setting. Learn how these tools can make your life easier, aid your team's workflow, and ultimately strengthen your ministry
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DAY2
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THURSDAY
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1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
1:00 PM
Led by Brad Perry, JD (HighGround Advisors) This session provides an overview of giving techniques on the rise that can provide substantial benefit to individuals, churches and other ministries. Specifically, we will discuss donor-advised funds: the myths, advantages over traditional giving vehicles and why you should investigate them if you haven't already. We will also highlight the potential upside of accepting gifts of cryptocurrency and maximizing non-cash assets such as minerals and real property.
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DAY2
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THURSDAY
Time
1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
1:00 PM
Led by Frank & Elaine Sommerville - Listen in while Elaine and Frank Sommerville discuss recent tax and legal developments that are relevant to church administrators. In one session, the administrator will hear the CPA perspective and the legal perspective, and see the Sommervilles debate the relative merits of each discipline. Administrators will come away with a new understanding of how they can help their church operate within the laws and regulations applicable to them. (CPE)
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DAY2
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THURSDAY
Time
1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
1:00 PM
Led by Melissa Spas (Lake Institute)You have probably observed in your own congregation or organization that religious giving has changed significantly in the last twenty years. This workshop will address the changes in giving that impact congregations and explore the findings of the recent National Study of Congregations' Economic Practices (www.nscep.org), which explores about how U.S. congregations receive, manage, and spend their money. The sky isn't falling - but the ground has shifted in terms of religious giving.
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DAY2
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THURSDAY
Time
1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
1:00 PM
Led by Lisa McGlynn, JD (Fisher Phillips) This presentation will help show you how best to navigate the onboarding process with new employees. We will cover the best questions to ask during interviews, as well as ones you should avoid. We will cover the best practices for getting new employees successfully acclimated to their new roles. We will also discuss the best ways to implement discipline and how and when to end the employment relationship.
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DAY2
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THURSDAY
Time
1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
1:00 PM
Led by Denise Craig, CCA This presentation will help show you how best to navigate the onboarding process with new employees. We will cover the best questions to ask during interviews, as well as ones you should avoid. We will cover the best practices for getting new employees successfully acclimated to their new roles. We will also discuss the best ways to implement discipline and how and when to end the employment relationship.
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DAY2
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THURSDAY
Time
1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
1:00 PM
Led by Tammy Bunting (CPE) Most pastors are focused on how they can make a greater impact for the Kingdom and not on the business side of church. That is where those with the gift of business administration come in. We need to be the best we can be at honoring the funds entrusted us to do God's work. We will discuss financial statements and make them relevant for any audience. For those that are highly skilled in understanding financial statements and for those that have that "deer in the headlights" look when you present anything with numbers on it.
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DAY2
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THURSDAY
Time
1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
1:00 PM
Led by Vonna Laue, CPA (CPE) This session is for administrators, accountants, and other church leaders who have been in their positions for five years or less. We will discuss a variety of topics that impact your financial statements and accounting records. The content will be driven by the audience and facilitated by a speaker with many years working with churches and ministries. Come be a part of it!
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DAY2
Track
THURSDAY
Time
1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
1:00 PM
Led by Glenn Wood, CCA - Roundtable discussion group specific to large church administration. Bring your questions and learn from others who have "been there & done that". Learn about best practices, policies, finance, reporting, multisite, and payroll just to name a few. Topics are the same in the two groups but differ between am and pm workshops. The Alpha group is for churches with weekly attendance of GREATER THAN 3000.
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DAY2
Track
THURSDAY
Time
1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
1:00 PM
Led by Dean Johnson, CCA - A roundtable discussion group specific to large church administration. Bring your questions and learn from others who have "been there & done that". Learn about best practices, policies, finance, reporting, multisite, and payroll just to name a few. Topics are the same in the two groups but differ between am and pm workshops. The Omega group is for churches with weekly attendance between 2000 and 3000.
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DAY2
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THURSDAY
Time
1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
1:00 PM

Friday, 10 July 2020

 
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TICKET
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DAY3
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11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
11:30 AM
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TICKET
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DAY3
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11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
11:30 AM
Led by Jeremy Moore (Bank of the West) Top financial moves to position your church for growth. Churches expand in many ways, from new sites to construction to acquisition, Join Jeremy Moore national manager of the Religious Institution Banking at Bank of the West, to learn about the things successful ministries are doing to position themselves for continuing growth, expansion, and effectiveness
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DAY3
Track
FRIDAY
Time
1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
1:00 PM
Led by Lowell Smith (Vision2) Studies show that 83% of gifts people begin on your website are never completed. Come learn how to identify the 5 common obstacles to generosity and how to fix each one. You will leave with a customized audit of your church's website and a specific plan to increase giving. This workshop is for anyone who wants to increase generosity and create an engaging experience for their congregation. Want to increase giving? Come find out how!
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DAY3
Track
FRIDAY
Time
1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
1:00 PM
Led by Joan Benson (Sage Intacct) This session will focus on the technology hot topic of Artificial Intelligence (AI), and how faith-based organizations can leverage it for greater stewardship, transparency, and mission impact. We will discuss the following: What is AI? What can it do for finance and admin? Can you relate to the top 5 challenges of your peers? How can you prepare for AI in your organization? We will see a short video to understand the capability and potential of AI.
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DAY3
Track
FRIDAY
Time
1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
1:00 PM
Led by Mike Batts, CPA (CPE) Mike Batts will lead this session overviewing the key elements of church financial operations. Tracking his new book, Church Finance - 2nd Edition, Mike will discuss mission, purpose, and budgeting; effective internal financial reporting; streamlining key financial operations; assessing financial health; negotiating and managing debt; and more. Attendees of the session will receive a free copy of the book.
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DAY3
Track
FRIDAY
Time
1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
1:00 PM
Led by Frank & Elaine Sommerville, CPA (CPE) The world has truly shrunk, and world missions is easier than ever. Unfortunately, working in other countries is more complicated than ever. Exploring various legal, accounting and tax considerations of both short- and long-term mission endeavors, the Sommervilles provide guidance on both identifying and navigating regulatory concerns arising from both the U.S. and other countries.
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DAY3
Track
FRIDAY
Time
1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
1:00 PM
Led by Nick Nicholaou (CPE) Church administrators wear many hats, and one that is important and often puzzling is oversight of Information Technology. We'll look at these foundational issues to help you make strategically wise IT decisions. Part 1: Current Networking Technologies, Making Wise Hardware and Software Purchases, IT Staffing, System Data, and Security/ Disaster Recovery. These two parts are NOT a repeated session; they are each unique content that couldn't fit into a single session. Participants in this workshop will complete 0.2 CEUs required for certification in The Church Network. All four are offered at this year's national meeting see A6, B6, D6, E6. For detail on certification got to www.thechurchnetwork.com/certify.
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DAY3
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FRIDAY
Time
1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
1:00 PM
Led by Nicole Wallenfelsz, CPA (ECFA) Fraud and misuse of financial resources can create sensational news- and not good news. Sadly, the result is the loss of credibility and a diminished witness of the Gospel in the sight of skeptics-not to mention the loss of effectiveness. While not all fraud can be prevented, ministries should understand the areas of highest risk, establish internal controls to avoid embezzlement, analyze weaknesses in controls and document recommended improvements, and create a fraud action plan, if victimized.
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DAY3
Track
FRIDAY
Time
1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
1:00 PM
Led by Ron Newhouse, CCA Would you like to learn more about what makes you tick and how to communicate your needs based on your personality to your staff, spouse and friends? Come and dig a little deeper to learn more about yourself through this eye-opening workshop. We will use the Four Lenses Insight Temperament assessment, a tool used to enhance relationships and interaction of millions of people around the world since 1993.
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DAY3
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FRIDAY
Time
1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
1:00 PM
Led by Vonna Laue, CPA (CPE) This session is intended for administrators, accountants, and other church leaders who have been serving in this capacity for six years or more. The interactive content of this session will be driven by the attendees. Topics may cover areas such as unrelated business income, school accounting, and risk assessments. Come share your experiences and challenges.
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DAY3
Track
FRIDAY
Time
1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
1:00 PM
Led by Glen Wood, CCA
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DAY3
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FRIDAY
Time
1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
1:00 PM
Led by Boyd Pelley (Churchteams) Get all your people data in one cutting edge application. See how to use text as a full database interface like checking everyone into everything including worship. Learn the power of a web approach to assimilation using integrated Workflows for communication and more. See how to use a Dashboard to simplify staff access to and use of a database. Experience the frontier of Church Management Software.
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DAY3
Track
FRIDAY
Time
3:45 PM - 4:35 PM
3:45 PM
Led by Brian Ellerbach (ACS Technologies) : How does your church know if someone is slipping away, if giving has gone down, or if a congregant needs to be helped? Through the power of software and technology, you can have a full view of the health of your church.
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DAY3
Track
FRIDAY
Time
3:45 PM - 4:35 PM
3:45 PM
Led by Simeon May, CPA/Taylor Danielson CPA (Salmon Sims Thomas) (CPE) This session will help you evaluate if outsourcing some or all your accounting might be a good fit for your church or ministry. We will examine tools used for outsourcing and how they impact your processes and internal controls. We will also review the potential savings outsourcing could provide. Join us as we explore how outsourcing could bring new efficiencies to your ministry.
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DAY3
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FRIDAY
Time
3:45 PM - 4:35 PM
3:45 PM
Led by Hannah Lanser How can we best steward the giving from our donors? This session will discuss the concepts of storing and sowing for the Kingdom and how both are needed for good stewardship. We will explain the new revenue recognition standard and its effect on churches and religious organizations. We will look at the benefits and limitations of restricted and unrestricted giving and how certain financial policies can support a healthy balance of storing and sowing.
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DAY3
Track
FRIDAY
Time
3:45 PM - 4:35 PM
3:45 PM
Led by Micah Simecek (Studio Red Architects) Churches who fail to maintain modern, competitive facilities risk irrelevancy, but renovation provides churches with an effective, cost-efficient way to elevate their ministry. This architect and client team will share a case study of their recent experiences working together to transform a tired 800-seat worship room, fellowship lobby, and children's areas into inspiring, spirit-filled spaces that can change lives, sharing with attendees the pinnacles and pit-falls of the renovation process along the way.
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DAY3
Track
FRIDAY
Time
3:45 PM - 4:35 PM
3:45 PM
Led by Tom Greer, CPA (CPE) The acceptance of blockchain technology in the marketplace is growing faster than most people realize. It will have a huge impact on how business is conducted in the foreseeable future. What is it and where did it come from? Why is every financial institution and major industry spending millions on this technology; Learn about the impact this will have on church operations and how you can become prepared for the changes ahead.
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DAY3
Track
FRIDAY
Time
3:45 PM - 4:35 PM
3:45 PM
Led by Melvin Jones, CCA Work in the church can be straining--physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Sometimes, in our zeal to serve, we overlook caring for ourselves. This workshop will address the topic of soul care. It is my thesis that you can't work for God until you walk with God. In church work, let us not forget to walk before we work.
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DAY3
Track
FRIDAY
Time
3:45 PM - 4:35 PM
3:45 PM
Led by Christophor Periatt Keeping your flock safe requires a dedicated approach from church leadership. Preparing your flock spiritually but failing to maintain their physical security can lead to disaster. Leadership must recognize that they are responsible for their flocks spiritual and physical well-being. Being ready to respond and recover from a critical incident take a willingness and determination that can be a challenge, but with proper preparedness, it will not be impossible.
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DAY3
Track
FRIDAY
Time
3:45 PM - 4:35 PM
3:45 PM
Led by Derek Gard (Brotherhood Mutual) A mission trip can be one of the best or worst weeks of a person's life. If you're going to lead a short-term mission trip, do yourself a favor: Learn from my mistakes. You'll probably laugh at some of the things I've done, but you'll find that a few simple rules can go a long way in making sure the next mission trip you plan is safe, fun, and meaningful. Are you ready to make an impact? This workshop will give you practical ways to manage risks on your next trip.
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DAY3
Track
FRIDAY
Time
3:45 PM - 4:35 PM
3:45 PM
Led by Michael Culler and Brent Price (Re:Member) Participants in this workshop will learn how to plan and implement a process to create beautiful PRINT and DIGITAL directories. A great directory begins with images. How to get images (why many members do not upload those), and how to make people look their best. You could learn by trial and error, but why, when the DIRECTORY PROFESSIONALS will demonstrate how it is done!
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DAY3
Track
FRIDAY
Time
3:45 PM - 4:35 PM
3:45 PM
Led by Becky Arter/Chandra Binder (Stanfield & O'Dell) (CPE) This session is an in-depth review of best practices for credit card management. Target objectives will include forming a church credit card policy, collection of receipts, and coding and account reconciliation. Focus will also include the importance of segregation of duties to prevent fraud. Alternative solutions will include prepaid credit cards and technology to assist with tracking and controlling spending.
Category
DAY3
Track
FRIDAY
Time
4:45 PM - 5:35 PM
4:45 PM
Led by Kevin Johnson (Power of Clean Energy) During our workshop we will discuss the common misconceptions in church energy efficiency and how implementing the new technologies can help reduce church operating expenses. We will discuss which new technologies make sense to investigate how the church can either accomplish becoming energy efficient on its own or with the help of outside contractors.
Category
DAY3
Track
FRIDAY
Time
4:45 PM - 5:35 PM
4:45 PM
Led by Michael Walsh (Walsh & Associates) Churches make many mistakes when it comes to preparing for, implementing and following up on their capital campaigns, which prevents them from realizing their true potential. Learn how to avoid these common, costly mistakes and be assured of realizing your potential in your next church capital campaign. It all boils down to down to just three essentials which this workshop will cover in detail.
Time
4:45 PM - 5:35 PM
4:45 PM
Led by Chris Dolan (Touchpoint Software) Data leaks, hacks, and phishing (oh my!). The reality of housing sensitive data electronically has created a minefield of potential for people with bad intentions to exploit the church. The bad news is many churches are vulnerable and don't realize it. Fortunately, relatively simple best practices exist that can keep your congregation's data safe -- so long as everyone on your staff has been educated on how to recognize attacks and combat them.
Category
DAY3
Track
FRIDAY
Time
4:45 PM - 5:35 PM
4:45 PM
Led by Donnie Hauk (AE Global Media) Designing spaces conducive for creating an intimate and dynamic worship experiences starts with an understanding of how God created us to worship. Understanding God's physical laws in delivering "The Message" gives us insight into how to have the maximum impact in each service. This seminar will teach you how to use the latest technology and innovative techniques to create a worship friendly environment to apply to any type of worship center.
Category
DAY3
Track
FRIDAY
Time
4:45 PM - 5:35 PM
4:45 PM
Led by Tom Greer, CPA (CPE) The blockchain technology market is expected to grow from $550 million in 2018 to more than $2.3 billion in 2021. What is it and where did it come from? Why is every financial institution and major industry spending millions on this technology? Learn about the huge impact this will have on church operations and how you can become prepared for the changes ahead.
Category
DAY3
Track
FRIDAY
Time
4:45 PM - 5:35 PM
4:45 PM
Led by Dr. John Scibilia, CCA
Category
DAY3
Track
FRIDAY
Time
4:45 PM - 5:35 PM
4:45 PM
Led by Laurel Swanson, CCA How many times have you heard "You didn't tell me about that." or "I didn't know about that." Even when we do your best to communicate, it seems like we miss the mark on reaching our congregation and our community. In this workshop we will share some tips on messaging, methods of communication and setting priorities for more impact and effectiveness
Category
DAY3
Track
FRIDAY
Time
4:45 PM - 5:35 PM
4:45 PM
Led by Phill Martin, CAE, CCA, ACC (CPE) MinistryPay.com is a vital tool to help church administrative leaders and lay committees to ensure their staff's benefits fall under reasonable compensation. In this workshop, participants will take a deep dive into the TCN's subscription-based resource. They will learn how to leverage its secrets and apply them to the work of compensation and benefits. Included in the session will be a case study of how member congregations have used the tool to guide their compensation decisions.
Category
DAY3
Track
FRIDAY
Time
4:45 PM - 5:35 PM
4:45 PM
Led by Frank Sommerville, JD, CPA, MPA (CPE) In the last 18 months, churches have experienced record levels of disclosures by victims of sexual abuse by church leaders - sometimes for events that occurred decades ago. This session will address how to identify sexual harassment by church leaders and volunteers. We will then discuss how to respond once an allegation has been made. Finally, we will discuss steps the church can take to minimize the risk that it will happen in their church.
Category
DAY3
Track
FRIDAY
Time
4:45 PM - 5:35 PM
4:45 PM
Choose this for yourself if you are a member of the Baptist Leader Network.
Category
TICKET
Track
TICKET
Time
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
6:00 PM
Choose this for your spouse, family members or guests attending with you.
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TICKET
Track
TICKET
Time
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
6:00 PM
Choose this for yourself if you are not a member of the Baptist Leader Network.
Category
TICKET
Track
TICKET
Time
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
6:00 PM
This is an individual event ticket for the Presbyterian Administrators Network Dinner. If you purchased the bundle, don't purchase this unless you want additional tickets.
Category
TICKET
Track
PCBAABUNDLE
Time
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
6:30 PM
This is an individual event ticket for the United Methodist Event. If you purchased the bundle, don't purchase this unless you want additional tickets.
Category
TICKET
Track
UMNOP
Time
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
6:30 PM

Saturday, 11 July 2020

 
Led by Rodney James (Master's Plan Church Design & Construction)
Category
DAY4
Track
SATURDAY
Time
8:30 AM - 10:15 AM
8:30 AM
Led by Bruce Woody/Mark Ashcraft (HH Architects)Architecture speaks. The language it uses needs to be relevant to the community and demographic you are appealing to for your messaging to ring authentic. We will discuss how to shape the user experience by aligning the design of space with your messaging. Take a moment to think about what your campus is communicating to both members and first-time guests, then ask yourself, "Do our facilities speak our language?"
Category
DAY4
Track
SATURDAY
Time
8:30 AM - 10:15 AM
8:30 AM
Led by Harold Carlson, CCA This workshop is for anyone interested in creating or enhancing a local community of like-minded individuals serving in church administration. Discover what resources are available to you from TCN. Be a part of this interactive workshop and learn what fellow leaders are doing to grow their local networks. We will review how you can utilize Chapter Connector and provide you an opportunity to let us know how your board of directors and national office staff can better serve you.
Category
DAY4
Track
SATURDAY
Time
8:30 AM - 10:15 AM
8:30 AM
Led by Frank & Elaine Sommerville (CPE) Considering new laws, rulings and other announcements, the Sommervilles' explore potential landmines church administrators need to plan for and be ready to diffuse in various HR, legal and compliance areas. Not only will the Sommervilles help you identify potential problematic areas, but they will also provide tips on how to avoid the landmine or survive the explosion.
Category
DAY4
Track
SATURDAY
Time
8:30 AM - 10:15 AM
8:30 AM
Led by Tim Cool(Cool Solutions ) Facilities…we all have them. We all deal with costs such as utilities, general maintenance, janitorial, FTE's, etc. But do we know how our facility operational costs compare to other churches? During this workshop, Smart Church Solutions (Cool Solutions Group) will be providing data from their 2020 Church Facility Operational Benchmarking study. You will be able to see how you stack up to other churches of similar size as well as nationwide of all sizes.
Category
DAY4
Track
SATURDAY
Time
8:30 AM - 10:15 AM
8:30 AM
Led by Nick Nicholaou (CPE) Church administrators wear many hats, and one that is important and, often, puzzling is oversight of Information Technology. We'll look at these foundational issues to help you make strategically wise IT decisions. Part 2: Embracing the Cloud, Mobil Device and App Management, BYOD (Bring Your Own Device), Future Trends. These two parts are NOT a repeated session; they are each unique content that couldn't fit into a single session. Participants in this workshop will complete 0.2 CEUs required for certification in The Church Network. All four are offered at this year's national meeting see A6, B6, D6, E6. For detail on certification got to www.thechurchnetwork.com/certify.
Category
DAY4
Track
SATURDAY
Time
8:30 AM - 10:15 AM
8:30 AM
Led by Rick Cadden, CCA Great leadership and great decisions start with great data. In this session you will experience 7 tracking charts that tell a story. Each chart builds on each other and will give you important financial metrics that you can use to see where you have been and where you are going financially in the church. Each participant will receive a workbook to use in class and have later to use in your church setting.
Category
DAY4
Track
SATURDAY
Time
8:30 AM - 10:15 AM
8:30 AM
Led by Aimee McCullough, CCA Culture is both what we expect and what we allow. This session will help you establish a healthy culture in your church that empowers staff to lead well, grow through feedback, and be productive members of your team. The secret is not more policies, policing, and another set of guidelines, it's much simpler than that. But it takes effort, time, and intentionality. You can have an environment where staff love coming to work each day.
Category
DAY4
Track
SATURDAY
Time
8:30 AM - 10:15 AM
8:30 AM
Led by Mike Mirau. We deal with drama on our teams every day. From emotions to unmet expectations, the drama will make you crazy. Come learn a 4-step process to eliminate 95% of the drama on your team and see improved performance, communication and results.
Category
DAY4
Track
SATURDAY
Time
8:30 AM - 10:15 AM
8:30 AM
Led by Glenn Wood, CCA
Category
DAY4
Track
SATURDAY
Time
8:30 AM - 10:15 AM
8:30 AM
Category
TICKET
Track
DAY4
Time
10:20 AM - 11:45 AM
10:20 AM
Category
TICKET
Track
DAY4
Time
10:20 AM - 11:45 AM
10:20 AM
Led by Richard Hammar, JD, LLM, CPA (CPE) This session will provide a review of legal and tax developments of most relevance to church administrators. Emphasis will be on the identification and management of significant and emerging risks as well as a summary of statutory and regulatory developments, litigation trends, and case studies from the files of your presenter.
Category
DAY4
Track
SATURDAY
Time
12:30 PM - 1:45 PM
12:30 PM

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