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Conference Plenary Speakers
Ruth Limkin (QLD)
CEO, The Banyans Health and Wellness
Roger Lam (Hong Kong)
Non-Traditional Independent Missionary on Stewardship and Generosity
Michelle Farrall (VIC)
Director and Partner of The Future Leader Group
Simon Barrington (London, UK)
Founder and Director of Forge Leadership Consultancy
Gary Williams (QLD)
CMA National Director


COVID Update: We have just emailed all delegates: the CMA Conference has been postponed due to the COVID outbreak in Melbourne. More details here soon.

What's Different in 2021?

Attend online, or join us in Melbourne. Network in-real-time with both physical and virtual delegates, sponsors and exhibitors!

We're investing more in technology and apps, for the most interactive experience ever - whether you're in Melbourne or Toronto!

ALL attendees will have access to many recorded sessions right through until the end of June. So you won't miss too many of those "which do I go to?" elective clashes!

Sponsors and exhibitors can have physical AND online booths, meaning much wider reach.
What's NOT changing in 2021?

CMA's unique mix of church, ministry and Christian business topics to help you develop your organisation.

Our high-quality faculty of around 40 presenters, representing experts from all facets of Australian ministry leadership, governance and management

The great food, networking and fellowship of the Melbourne Convention Centre facility for those attending in-person.

A chance to meet with a wide range of sponsors and exhibitors who provide products, services and ministries to support your work.

See the program and electives pages for more details. Topics include ministry governance, tax / law / finance, fundraising, CEO Leadership, and much more!

Details and Action Points

Click HERE to register now for the Conference - early-bird pricing is now finished, but we're still taking registrations right up until the event starts.

If you wish, you may upgrade your ONLINE registration to an IN-PERSON registration by simply paying the price difference between what you originally paid, and the in-person price.
Please assist us by telling your colleagues - especially those who can't normally travel to a capital city! If you have board members or branches in rural / remote / regional areas, our online conference is PERFECT for them.
Ticket Prices:
Online Only Tickets
Individual Ticket $390 (Member) or $465 (Non-Member)
Two or Three people from same organisation $780 (Member) or $930 (Non-Member)
Site License (up to 20 board and staff from same organisation) $1950 (Member) or $2325 (Non-Member)
Denominational License, or more than 20 from same organisation contact us
In-Person Tickets
CMA Member $685
Non-Member (Full price) $795


In 2021, sponsors and exhibitors will, for the first time, have options for both the IN-PERSON event, and the ONLINE event. In our event platform evaluations, we rejected literally dozens of hybrid event platforms, simply because they lacked sufficient sponsorship and exhibition features. So we've invested in a great new hybrid event platform, both to ensure a great overall experience for all delegates, and also to provide sponsors and exhibitors with a fully featured means of engaging with delegates. For information, contact info@cma.net.au.

SOME of the 300+ church, minsitry and business leaders attending CMA 2021
Manager , Baplink ~ Chief Operations Officer, International Justice Mission Australia ~ Director, Baptist Insurance Services Ltd ~ Secretary, HammondCare ~ Business & Development Manager, CMA ~ Executive Director, CMA Standards Council ~ CDO, R6 Digital ~ National Director, CMA ~ Executive Director Q4, CMA ~ Board Member, MTCC ~ Business Manager, Belgrave Heights Christian School ~ Risk & Compliance Manager, Transform Aid International ~ Director, What'sOn Consulting ~ Chief Communications Officer, Bible Society Australia ~ CEO, Pioneers of Australia ~ CEO, MTCC ~ Financial Controller, Alphacrucis College ~ Enterprise Sales Lead , OHO ~ Director, Christian Vision ~ CEO , EA Insurance Services Pty Ltd ~ Board Chair, Scripture Union NSW ~ Executive Director, Arrow Leadership ~ COO, Empart ~ Partner, Saward Dawson Chartered Accountants ~ State Director, Scripture Union NSW ~ CFO, Anglicare Tasmania Inc ~ Partner, Shedden & Green ~ Lay Leader (Chairman), Lighthouse Church Thailand ~ HR Manager, Baptist Financial Services ~ Director QB Services, Queensland Baptists ~ Director, Entente ~ Church & Community Engagement Manager, CBM Australia ~ ND Executive Assistant, Power to Change ~ Deputy CEO, Wycliffe Bible Translators ~ Accountant, ACCI Relief ~ CEO, Australian Institute for Family Counselling ~ Project funding, Wycliffe Bible Translators ~ Assistant Executive Director, Global Interaction ~ Operations Co-ordinator, Interserve Australia ~ National Director, Power to Change ~ Practice Leader, Moores ~ Director , Baptist Financial Services / BUV  ~ Pastor, Highlands Church ~ Chair, OHO ~ Business Operations Pastor, Hope Central  ~ Founder and Director, Forge Leadership Consultancy ~ Manager, Global Recordings Network ~ Director, McSweeney CA ~ Finance Manager, Wycliffe Bible Translators ~ Managing Director, Power Group ~ CEO, Prepare ~ Senior Lawyer , Moores ~ PA to National Director, CMA ~ Church Adminstrator, Austral-Asian Community Church ~ CEO , WSC Group ~ Head of Finance & Administration, Baptist Churches Western Australia ~ CEO, Carinity ~ CEO, R6 Digital ~ Executive Director, Medical Mission Aid Inc ~ Business Manager, CityLife Church ~ CEO, Wycliffe Bible Translators ~ Vice President Operations, Alphacrucis College ~ CFO, EMPART INC ~ CFO, Fusion Australia ~ Finance Manager, Living Church ~ I.C.T. Manager, Wycliffe Bible Translators ~ Operations Manager, Discovery Church ~ CEO, Belgrave Heights Convention ~ Chairman, EA Insurance ~ Director, rdl accountants ~ Senior Relationship Manager , Prime Value Asset Management ~ Chair, Baplink ~ Regional Ministries Dir, Wycliffe Bible Translators ~ Director, Lewis Counsel ~ Chief Operating Officer, Compassion Australia ~ CEO, MAF Australia ~ Managing Director, Reventure ~ Board Member, Arrow Leadership ~ Board Member, Wycliffe Bible Translators ~ Board Intern, Korus Connect ~ Communications Manager, Creation Ministries International ~ Graduate Diploma Course Coordinator, Australian Institute of Family Counselling ~ Associate, Russell Kennedy Lawyers ~ Director, Baptist Insurance Services Ltd ~ Lecturer, Christian Heritage College ~ CEO, Tearfund ~ QB Administration, Queensland Baptists ~ CEO, The Banyans Health and Wellness ~ Board Intern, CMA ~ National Director, Interserve Australia ~ Director, Saward Dawson ~ Lawyer, Lewis Holdway Lawyers ~ Executive Assistant, LCA Victorian District ~ CEO, The Archbishop of Sydney's Anglican Aid ~ Director, Christian Super ~ Director - Admin Services, Queensland Baptists ~ Partner, Resolve Consulting ~ Marketing Coordinator, Heartburst ~ Board Member, MTCC ~ Partner, Saward Dawson ~ CEO, Entrust Foundation ~ Archdeacon AF, Defence Anglican Chaplaincy ~ Board Chair , PeaceWise  ~ Co-owner & Senior Financial Adviser, Cornerstone Wealth ~ CEO, Barnabas Fund ~ Board Chair, CMA ~ Executive Director , Global Interaction ~ General Manager, Faith Christian Church ~ President, Christian Heritage College ~ Business Development Manage, EA Insurance  ~ Accountant, Baptist Churches Western Australia ~ Training and Conciliation Manager, PeaceWise  ~ Principal, McSweeney CA ~ Chair, AGLOW INTERNATIONAL AUSTRALIA ~ Manager, Global Recordings Network ~ CEO, Integricare ~ Sr Lead, Finance & Compliance, International Justice Mission ~ Finance Officer, Scripture Union NSW ~ Director of Operations and Finance, Syndal Baptist Church ~ Director, BFS ~ Director of Mission Support, Scripture Union Qld ~ Chief Executive Officer, Baptist Insurance Services Ltd ~ Board Member, Engage Work Faith ~ Chief Financial Officer, Transform Aid International ~ CEO, Fusion Australia ~ Financial Accountant, Citylife Church ~ Managing Partner, Thornburys Accountants & Advisors ~ Director, RDL Accountants ~ CFO & COO, Wycliffe Bible Translators ~ President, CBMC AU ~ Business & Property Advisor, Churches of Christ Vic/Tas ~ Pacific Group Business Manager, Pacific Hills Christian School ~ Stakeholder Relations, Anglican Aid ~ CEO, CMAA ~ Human Resources Manager, CityLife Church ~ Communications Officer, Anglican Aid ~ Partner, Prolegis ~ Finance, NewHope Baptist Church ~ Board Chairperson , Eventide Lutheran Homes ~ Director , DWS Accounting ~ Company Secretary, WEC International ~ National Relationship Manager, Churches of Christ Financial Services ~ Pastoral and Accountant, Hope Christian Church Melbourne ~ National Leader Strategic Engagement, Power to Change Australia ~ Executive Pastor, NewHope Baptist Church ~ President & CEO, GTP ~ Board Chair, Pioneers of Australia ~ Board Intern, Hillcrest Christian College ~ Business Manager, Clovercrest Baptist Church ~ CEO, Korus Connect ~ Chair of the Board, Health Serve Australia ~ Project funding, Wycliffe Bible Translators ~ Board Member, ACCI Relief ~ Carinity Board Chair, Queensland Baptists ~ Chairman, Neumann & Turnour Lawyers ~ Regional Ministries Dir, Wycliffe Bible Translators ~ CFO, WorldShare ~ Personnel manager, Wycliffe Bible Translators ~ Panel Member, CMA Standards Council ~ Administration, Urban Neighbours of Hope ~ Operations Manager, Churches of Christ Vic/Tas ~ Director, QCCC ~ Financial Accountant, Interserve Australia ~ Exec Pastor - Operations, Stairway Church ~ Board Chair, Baptist Financial Services ~ CEO, AIRS ~ Executive Pastor, Discovery Church ~ Secretary, Australian Christian Churches WA ~ Prayer Lead , Engage Work Faith ~ Administrative Assistant, Austral-Asian Community Church ~ Business Development Executive, Positive Media ~ State Leader, Global Interaction Queensland ~ CFO / Strategy Catalyst , Global Trust Partners ~ Registrar, Anglican Diocese of Tasmania ~ CEO, IFLA ~ Administration Lead , Engage Work Faith ~ IT support, PeaceWise ~ Executive Minister, CityLife Church ~ CEO, Emu Gully Adventure Education Group Ltd ~ Board Member , MTCC ~ Director, Baptist Financial Services ~ Chair of Leadership Team, Trinity Church Aldgate ~ Accountant, Baptist Churches Western Australia ~ CEO, CVA ~ Finance Team Leader (CFO), Power to Change ~ Director, The Lachlan Macquarie Institute ~ Board Intern, Christian Venues Australia ~ Board Secretary, Morling College ~ Board Chair, Morling College ~ Administrator, Sunnybank District Baptist Church ~ People & Culture Director, Tearfund Australia ~ Financial Services Committee Member, Queensland Baptists ~ Manager, CYC ADANAC ~ Resource Minister, UCA ~ Business Manager, Bayside Christian College ~ Project Manager, Entrust Foundation ~ Illuminations, Wycliffe Bible Translators ~ Senior Auditor, Saward Dawson ~ Board, Wycliffe Bible Translators ~ Finance Officer , PeaceWise  ~ Manager - Insurance Operations, Baptist Insurance Services Ltd ~ General Manager, AIFC ~ Chair , Christian Venues Association ~ Chief of Staff, Transform Aid International ~ Business & Operations Director, Interserve Australia ~ CEO, Benwerren ~ Administrator, Unley Park Baptist Church ~ CEO, ACCI Relief ~ CFO, C3 Church Sydney ~ Business & Systems Manager, Baptist Churches SA ~ Chair, Baptist Insurance Services Ltd ~ CFO, Pioneers of Australia ~ Chief Operating Officer, Korus Connect ~ Finance Officer , Engage Work Faith ~ Principal, Lewis Holdway Lawyers ~ Board Chair, Wycliffe Bible Translators ~ Manager, Diploma of Counselling and Development, Australian Institute of Family Counselling ~ National Relationships Manager , PeaceWise  ~ Chief Engagement Lead , Engage Work Faith ~ Insurance Manager, Churches of Christ Vic/Tas ~ Director, McSweeney CA ~ QB Administration, Queensland Baptists ~ Board Member, Malyon College ~ CEO, Schools Ministry Group ~ Board member, Overseas Council Australia ~ Executive Pastor, ImagineNations Church ~ Risk Management Officer, Power to Change ~ Principal, Credence Ex Search ~ Church Services Support Manager, Queensland Baptists ~ Chairperson, Global Recordings Network ~ Chief Executive Officer, African Enterprise ~ General Manager, ACC ~ Board Member, Wycliffe Bible Translators ~ CFO, Carinity ~ Board, Mukti Australia ~ Executive Director, OHO ~ Manager, rdl Accountants ~ Business Manager, Baptist Churches Western Australia ~ Co-owner & Senior Financial Adviser, Cornerstone Wealth ~ Manager, Saward Dawson ~ Malyon Manager, Malyon College ~ Manager, Fusion Australia ~ Finance, Lifehouse Church ~ Board Member, Korus Connect ~ Board Member , Engage Work Faith ~ Chief Financial Officer, Churches of Christ Vic/Tas ~ National Director , PeaceWise  ~ Special Counsel, Lewis Holdway Lawyers ~ General Manager, The Lachlan Macquarie Institute ~ Quality Church Governance Officer, Christian and Missionary Alliance of Australia ~ CEO, Australian Guild of Music ~ Australian National Office Director, International China Concern ~ Director - Financial Services, Queensland Baptists ~ Board Intern, Overseas Council Australia ~ Board Chairman, Compassion AU ~ Board Member, Korus Connect ~ Executive Pastor, Overflow Church Medowie ~ Accountant, Churches of Christ Vic/Tas ~ Pastoral Coach, Baptist Union of Victoria ~ Business Manager, Scripture Union NSW ~ Director and Partner, The Future Leader Group ~ Head of Employer Relationships, Christian Super ~ Executive Officer, Churches of Christ Vic/Tas ~ Director Training, WEC International ~ Director Global Partnerships, Global Interaction ~ Director, Baptist Financial Services ~ Director, Saward Dawson ~ Board Member, Queensland Baptists ~ Church Health Pastor, Baptist Churches Western Australia ~ Manager, CYC Forest Edge ~ Operations Manager, Baptist Insurance Services Ltd ~ Board Intern, PeaceWise ~ Principal, Business Mentoring Aust ~ Secretary/Board Member , MTCC ~ Practice Leader, Moores ~  Board member, Christian Super ~ Deputy National Director, Power to Change ~ Business Manager, Northreach Baptist Church ~ Finance Officer, Gateway Church Australia Ltd ~ Partner, Prolegis ~ CEO, FEBC ~ Executive Director, Dignity Freedom Network ~ Board Chair, WEC International ~ Board Vic Chair, Queensland Baptists ~ Board, Wycliffe Bible Translators ~ 
Ansvar Insurance
CMA Premium Sponsor

Ansvar Insurance - www.ansvar.com.au

From our very first conference in 2003, Ansvar Insurance have been CMA's premium sponsor, supporting our mission to Advance Ministry by maximising ministry effectiveness.

Gold Sponsors
Baptist Financial Services Compassion Australia Baptist Insurance Services
  Prolegis Lawyers  
Silver Sponsors
Saward Dawson Chartered Accountants
National Sponsors
Media Partners
Positive Media
Supporting Sponsors
Neumann & Turnour Lawyers ACS Financial Tri-Meridian Corporate & Commercial Law
  Steer Incirporated Lewis Holdway Lawyers
Reposition Reventure LPC Cresa Eastern College
For details of sponsorship and exhibition opportunities, contact info@cma.net.au
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