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Now, more than ever

As we continue to emerge from the COVID fog, we emerge into a world where ministries face new and increasing challenges. Now, more than ever, it is time for Christian organisations to shine the light of Jesus more brightly into the world we temporarily inhabit. Now, more than ever, we need to be listening to the array of voices through whom God speaks. And now, more than ever, we need to be on top of our organisational game, so that our churches and ministries are fully effective.

Please join us in Brisbane for our 21st annual conference to be equipped, inspired and resourced for the challenges ahead - in the company of hundreds of outstanding colleagues!

Plenary Sessions

Lucy Dessington
Board Intern Graduate, Board Member of Peacewise

Sue Woodward AM
Commissioner, Australian Charities and Not-for-Profits Commission (ACNC)
Simon Barrington
Forge Leadership Consultancy, London UK
Michelle Farrall
Director / Partner, The Future Leader Group
To be advised
Conference Features & Benefits
- Five inspiring plenary sessions over two days, including an address from the new ACNC Commissioner, Sue Woodward AM - Fantastic networking with the decision-makers of churches and ministries from all around Australia
- 40+ electives in SIX SIMULTANEOUS STREAMS: ministry governance, CEO Forum, fundraising, finance, HR, and General (including risk management, technology, leadership and more!) - Partners' breakfast for accredited partners of the CMA Standards Council
- Vibrant exhibition hall full of organisations to serve and partner with you in your ministry - Graduation and commissioning of interns from The Board Internship
- CEO Forum exclusively for Ministry CEOs, Senior Pastors, and School / College Principals - Books & Resources for sale on a wide range of ministry leadership, governance and management topics
- Earn Continuing Professional Development credits for a wide range of professional associations - - Stay abreast of legal, finance, risk management and regulatory changes that impact Christian charities

"I just wanted to say thank you so much for the fantastic conference that CMA put on this year – I felt like a sponge soaking up so much valuable professional development. As an employee of a faith-based organisation, a board member of a Christian School and a (past) council member of my church, I found it incredibly affirming, provocative and relevant in so many ways. Many thanks again to everyone involved in bringing such a high standard of professional development to the conference – I will certainly (continue) to spruik its benefits to those around me."

(2022 conference delegate)


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Ansvar Insurance
CMA Premium Sponsor

Ansvar Insurance -

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
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