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FastTrack pre-conference seminars

Informational Brochure

FastTracks are pre-conference intensive seminars. These seminars are held Monday, July 3rd, the day of the conference's evening opening event. They are intensive sessions focused on professional network disciplines. Individuals may attend these seminars as stand-alone events at $149 each (lunch, conference launch, evening meal and Trade Show access included) or add on to a full conference registration for just $99. To register go to the registration tab and following the description.

Church Accounting Network
Executive Pastor Network
Church Facilities Network
Church Communication Network

Church Accounting Network:

Church accounting continue to become a much more complex profession requiring cutting edge education and information. This deep dive into current guidelines and emerging trend will be a great asset to both the CPA specialist and the generalist in charge of accounting. Join this network and qualify for six hour of CPE credit.

Schedule includes:

9:00 – 10:00
Perpairing for the new accounting rules Rob Faulk / Capin Crouse

10:00 – 11:00
Key Performance Indicator (KPI) Bill Cox / Martus Solutions

11:00 – 12:15
Accounting for Multi-Site Lisa Francisco CPA / Glenn Wood

1:00 – 2:30
Rollout the Funding Foreign Activities Rodney Smith CPA / PSK

2:30 – 3:15
Budgeting Scott Hendren CPA

3:15- 4:00
Parking Lot Round Table - groups questions Panel

all presented and invited guest will serve as the panel

Information:  contact the national office or Lisa Francisco CPA, Business Administrator  @ Brentwood Baptist in Brentwood TN

Executive Pastor Network:

Inevitably, idealistic ministry plans get diluted or sidetracked by human interaction and/or drama. What does a high-performing ministry team look like? We will explore a model for building a staff that maximizes individual gifts and keeps the priority of the mission of the church at the forefront. 

Plan to gather for a one-day learning experience with fellow executive pastors? The role is increasingly a mainstay in large churches, but one that comes in many varieties. Join us for a fast-paced, interactive FastTrack for Executive Pastors, just prior to National Conference. Dr Bill Wilson president of The Center for Healthy Churches returns to facilitate the conversation.

A participant survey was conducted in January which asked about the roles greatest challenge. Response feel into nine distinctive categories with Human Resources - Staffing, Vision - Strategic Direction, and Productivity as the top three challenges.

Bring your experience and questions and learn in the interactive day. 

Information:  contact the national office or Melvin Jones, Executive Pastor @ Antioch Baptist Church, Fairfax Station VA.  REGISTER NOW

Church Facilities Network: 

Energy, lighting, security, setup, capital maintenance, parking, occupancy permits, fire safety and the list goes on of the tasks and responsibilities around church facilities. This six hour intensive will focus on the facilities leader for congregations. Whether it is a full-time responsibility for you or one of the many hats you wear, this time invested will provide you with new insight and wisdom to meet the daily and long-term challenge of a facility well maintained.

9:00 – 10:30   Facilities 101 -- basics for Facility Management – Dean Johnson, FBC Lubbock
Everything you need to know about facilities management in 90 Minutes

10:30– 12:00  Jerry Lawson, EPA -- Energy Star and greening churches

12 – 12:45 Lunch- Table Talk

12:45 – 2:15 Facing the Inevitable – Beyond the Daily Grind -- Tim Cool, Cool Solutions
Focus will be for the working Facility Manager and Business Administrator on honing our skills managing existing structures.  Typical topics: Assembling a team to manage and care for a facility, Programing space for optimal utilization/overcoming deficiencies, Budgeting for maintenance, The life cycle of space - When to remodel or demo and start from scratch, How to plan and budget for reserves, Role of consultants in planning space & use, Energy efficiency. 

2:15- 4:00 Best Practices Round Table. Dean Johnson will facilitate a round table discussion with workshop presenters and attendees about best practices and practical solution to facility management problems.  

Leaders include: Paul Johnson, Dean Johnson, Tim Cool, Jerry Lawson.

Information: contact the national office or Paul Johnson REGISTER NOW

Church Communication Network: 

You've attended workshops, listened to lectures, and read articles on church communication, social media, and websites. You know you need a Facebook presence, a good website and a communication strategy. You’re probably investing money, time and talent into the process!

What do you need now? A safe place to study process, philosophy, structure, and purpose. This Fast Track is for you!

You’ll experience:

  • A day-long learning lab
  • 2 real world church communication case studies
    • You've hired a social media coordinator. Now what?
    • How a church brand helps reconnect with community
  • Dialogue, conversation, examination and strategy

And you'll leave with tools you can use now!

This Fast Track pre-conference intensive is for serious church communication professionals (comm director, business admin who oversee comm, or support staff expected to turn it out regularly). Come learn with us in this unique environment!

Join your fellow communicators to learn the latest and best ways to communicate. Information: contact the national office or Natalie Aho  REGISTER NOW

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