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Church & Ministry Board Training Day
February 27, 2020. 9.15am to 4.45pm | Hillarys Yacht Club, Hillarys | $175 for CMA Members, $215 non-members (+ group discounts)
Presented by CMA and the CMA Standards Council, this one-day session includes multiple plenary sessions, eight electives, an exhibition, and some great networking. Designed specifically for Church, School and ministry board members, this cost-effective Professional Development event will help you board both steer and protect your organisation.

Why attend a CMA Board Training Day?

Every local church should ensure that at least one elder / deacon / council member attends this important event, to keep the church abreast of critical legal and governance developments affecting ministry organisations.
Features & benefits for you and your church or ministry
You'll receive fresh legal and governance updates on what has changed in our environment for church and ministry boards in the last year - and what to expect in 2020 - all from seasoned Christian experts who understand the church sector.
You'll walk away with dozens of samples and worksheets and practical tools to stimulate your discussions and policy setting, as well as browsing our governance resource table and exhibitors and sponsors who can assist you.
You can earn Continuing Professional Development credits that count towards your requirements for AICD, CPA Australia and other professional associations.
You'll learn how to work both sides of the governance coin: protecting your organisation from harm, AND steering the organisation towards the fulfilment of its mission!
You'll engage in multiple plenary sessions and panels, and choose between eight electives ranging from 'The Basics' to something more advanced, presented by a range of local, interstate and international (by zoom and video) presenters.
You'll do all this in a genuinely spiritual context, applying the scriptures to your role as board / council member.

When boards stumble, churches and ministries stumble.

When boards flourish, churches and ministries flourish.

"Ministry governance is like an airbag. You can go for a while without any problem, and then discover, when a crisis arises, that it has been faulty all along, and it's too late for a recall!"

This year, make a spiritual investment in your church or ministry board, and either avoid the crisis altogether, or at least be properly prepared when it comes.

~ 2020 Ministry Governance Update: What's changed and what's coming in 2020 - Expert Panel
~ John Bond (Minister at Large, Lifestreams): "The 10 C's of Board / Team / Staff Selection"
~ Gary Hoag (Global Trust Partners USA): Live via Zoom from Egypt for brief plenary input, with live panel discussion
~ John Pearson (ECFA Press Author): Specially recorded video presentation from USA on Spiritual Gifts / Social Styles in the boardroom, with live panel discussion
~ PLUS - extended Hypothetical, table discussions, Discerning God's Voice in the Boardroom, What Makes Ministry Boards Different, Q&A Panel and MORE!
Electives - 'The Essentials'
~ Steve Kerr (Executive Director, CMA Standards Council, VIC): "Identifying and Managing Risks Your Church or Ministry Faces"
~ Gary Williams (National Director, CMA, QLD): "Knowing, Doing, and Being: An Introduction to Ministry Governance"
~ Directors' Duties, Responsibilities and the ACNC Governance Standards
~ Lyall Mercer (Mercer PR, QLD): "The role of the board in protecting a ministry’s public reputation"
Electives - 'Issues in Detail'
~ Adrian Glamorgan (Governance / Law / Ethics lecturer at Alphacrucis College): "Ways to Conduct your Board Self Evaluation"
~ Dr Tania Watson (Executive Minister, Riverview Church): "The glorious art of integrating governance, faith and culture into the architecture of your church or organisation"
~ Alex Milner (Prolegis Lawyers, VIC): "Survey of recent and prospective legal issues for Board members"
~ Panel Presentation: "Board and Senior Minister / CEO Dynamics:Five Points of Potential Friction"

Our 'Essentials' stream of electives is specially designed for board / council members who have not done board training before, or who want to refresh the basics of ministry governance. Since our Board Training Days are now an annual event, many churches and ministries are now making these days a normal part of the orientation of new elders / council members.

Our 'Issues in Detail' stream of elective explores a range of topics beyond just the basics, including issues of current importance and more focused interest. Of course, the plenary updates, hypothetical and topics are also relevant, whether you're new at ministry governance, or someone with more experience.
CMA's Board Training Day is taking place at the lovely Hilarys Yacht Club. Delegates are invited to stay behind for canapes and drinks outside as the sun sets, for some casual networking and nibbles. Cost is $30 (pay with your registration), and drinks are buy-your-own at the adjacent Hilarys bar.
Baptist Financial Services
Gold Sponsor

Baptist Financial Services -

BFS has been operating for over 30 years, and provides financial services across Australia to support Christian ministry.

Perth Bronze Sponsor Perth Exhibitors
EA Insurance
Castle Projects
These events are also supported by CMA's National Sponsors
For details of sponsorship and exhibition opportunities, contact
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CMA can be contacted on 07 5545 2004, or at PO Box 459 North Tamborine QLD 4272. Full contact details here
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