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One Day Ministry Governance Conference (Melbourne)

Professional development for board members of Christian churches, schools and ministries
  When Sep 21, 2018, 9:15 am , concludes at 4:45 pm  
  Where Newhope Baptist Church, 3 Springfield Road, BLACKBURN, VIC  
  Who Board members and executive leaders of Christian churches, schools and ministries  
  Cost* $150.00, CMA Member Cost $125.00  
    Group of 3 $390.00, Group of 3 Member Cost $325.00  

Still time to register! Registration taken up until Thursday evening.
Being a board or council member of a local church, or a Christian school, or a Christian mission or ministry, comes with wonderful opportunities, and serious responsibilities. In fact, in order to maintain your charitable tax status, the ACNC governance standards require that most organisations make sure that your board / council members understand and follow their legal duties.

But governance not just about obligations. Those in the boardroom have more opportunity than anyone else to steer the ministry towards its mission! It's a tremendous privilege, but poor governance can seriously hamper your efforts to achieve something for God's kingdom.

CMA's Ministry Governance Conference, in just one day, will provide valuable professional development for board members and executive staff members of Christian churches, schools and ministries. Featuring plenary sessions, plenary panel discussions, and two parallel tracks of electives throughout the day, you will cover topics such as:


  • The Spiritual basis of ministry governance
  • Current issues and trends in the Australian NFP sector
  • Hypotheticals. A panel of ministry governance experts addressing three hypothetical issues that ministries regularly face
  • Closing plenary panel: Your questions answered.


The Essentials

  • Understanding and meeting your ACNC obligations, and your duties as a not-for-profit board member
  • Understanding NFP financial statements, and the audit / review cycle
  • Identifying and managing the risks your ministry faces
  • Getting un-muddled: clarifying board / staff / committee roles, developing and actioning board policy, building agendas, running meetings, effective governance disciplines

Other Electives

  • The board building cycle: composition, recruitment, assessment, succession
  • Why reputation and culture are the purview of the board
  • The board's role in setting and monitoring mission and strategy
  • The board / CEO relationship

There will also be a plenary panel answering questions from the audience, both by pre-event survey, and from the floor.

CMA and the CMA Standards Council can help train, develop and encourage your board towards greater effectiveness, and give you some support in meeting these responsibilities. So, we invite you to join us for a fun, inspiring and practical day. Over ten presenters and panellists, including Murray Baird (Assistant Commissioner, General Counsel of the ACNC) will guide you through the day.

*Member means paid CMA member. Board members of accredited CMA Standards Council Partners cost is $100
 > Register online
 > Ph. 07 5545 2004


Mr Murray Baird
Stephen Kerr
Penny Mulvey
Mr Gary Williams
Mr. Adriaan den Dulk
Seak-King Huang
Jame Lewis
Elizabeth Shalders

Partial Delegate List

John Andrews
Church Council Member, Syndal Baptist Church
Alex Attard
GM, Faith Christian Church
Murray Baird
Assistant Commissioner, ACNC
Jonathan Baker
Elder, Discovery Church
Mr Richard Bestel
Board Director, AFES
Mr Geoff Boer
Finance Manager, MAF PNG
Tim Brown
Board Member, Youth Dimension
Rev. Dr Bill Brown
Senior Pastor, Syndal Baptist Church
Mrs Kate Burke
Executive Assistant, Lutheran Church of Australia Victorian District
Shaun Cameron
Board Member, Youth Dimension
Andrew Cavanagh
HR officer , Lighthouse Christian Church
Miss Cathy Chang
CFO, Empart Inc
Ms Mui-Chun Chew
College Council Board member, Presbyterian Ladies' College
Olive Chow
Board Member, Crossway Baptist Church Inc.
Mrs Heather Coleman
Project Co-ordinator, NewHope Baptist Church
Mrs Glenda Cresswick
A/Board President, Mukti Australia
Mr Mark Davison
Secretary, Heidelberg West Church of Christ
Ray Davison
Heidelberg West Church of Christ
Mr John De Felice
National Broker Development Executive, CCI Insurance
Mr Paul de Mare
CFO, Korus Connect
Mr. Adriaan den Dulk
Senior Risk Consultant, Ansvar Risk Services
Ps Chee Fah
Senior Pastor, Church of Christ Fellowship Clayton
Mr Tim Farren
Catholic Church Insurance
Chris Fazackerley
Stairway Church
Mr Aaron Garth
Executive Director, Ultimate Youth Worker
Bec Gebert
Elder, Discovery Church
Michael Goode
Elder and Deputy Chair , Lighthouse Christian Church
Dr Keith Graham
Board Member, CCCVaT
Paul Healey
Church Council Member, Syndal Baptist Church
Mr Charles Hooi
Elder, Belmore Road Church of Christ
Mrs Swee Lan Hooi
Children Bible Class Teacher, Belmore Road Church of Christ
Seak-King Huang
Partner, Prolegis
Peter Ingram
Southern Lights Church
Steve Kerr
Executive Director, CMA Standards Council
Ms Chiew Hwa Koot
NewHope Medical Board, NewHope Medical
Ranjith Kumar
Business Manager , Lighthouse Christian Church
Colin Kwong
Church of Christ Fellowship Clayton
Rebecca Lambert-Smith
Team Leader, Moores
Peter Leigh
Executive Minister, CityLife Church
Mr Stephen Leslie
Board Director, Plenty Valley Christian College
Mrs Johanna Lewis
Treasurer , Belmore Road Church of Christ
Jame Lewis
Principal, Lewis Counsel
Michael Loke
Board Member, CityLife Church
Mr Terence Mak
Board Member, Church of Christ Fellowship Clayton
Mr Michael Miatke
Executive Director, Youth Dimension
Penny Mulvey
Head of Communications and Public Affairs, Bible Society Australia
Ps Caleb Nicholes
Senior Minister, Southern Lights Church
Mr Lance Nipper
Plymouth Brethren Christian Church
Mr Gavin Osborne
Business Manager, CityLife Church
Mrs Nataliya Osipova
National Director, MI
Mr Tim Patterson
Southern Lights Church
Mr Jeremy Peet
Relationship Manager, Baptist Financial Services
Miss Kerryn Pell
Senior Support Worker, Prison Network
Dawn Penney
CEO, Korus Connect
Marg Perry
Board Member, CityLife Church
Dr Graham Poole
Board Director, Pioneers of Australia
Nathan Potts
Chairman, Insight for Living
Mr Jonathan Rodwell
Executive Chairman, DFN
Sharon Rowland
Church Council Member, Syndal Baptist Church
Freyja Saunderson
Church Council Member, Syndal Baptist Church
Elizabeth Shalders
Head of Not for Profit, Lewis Holdway Lawyers
Peter Shields
Partner, Saward Dawson Chartered Accountants
Mrs Janice Smith
College Council Board member, Presbyterian Ladies' College
Dr Susan Smith
Council Member, Church Missionary Society QNNSW
Mr Glenn Stewart
Portfolio Manager, Catholic Church Insurance Limited
Hayden Stewart
Elder, Discovery Church
Andrea Stickland
Board Member, CityLife Church
Mr Mark Stilve
Council member, One Community Church
Tony Stokes
Board Chair, NewHope Medical
Phil Tanner
Southern Lights Church
David Tey
Church Council Member, Syndal Baptist Church
Elizabeth Thong
Board Member, CityLife Church
Mr Barney Tomasich
College Council Member, Waverley Christian College
Sas Van Schie
Elder, Discovery Church
Ms Ruth Walker
Director, Karinya Counselling Centre
Rev Richard Warner
Senior Pastor, Lighthouse Christian Church
Gary Williams
National Director, CMA
Tim Wong
Board Member, Church of Christ Fellowship Clayton
Sean Woods
Heidelberg West Church of Christ
Tham Yee
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