by Jac La Tour

Today’s changing world brings increased risks to churches and nonprofits in the areas of finance, tax, legal, and operations. Responding well to change begins with a fuller understanding of these risks. CapinCrouse LLP and ECCU have teamed up to offer a series of financial seminars to help churches and nonprofits better steward the resources and people entrusted to their care.

These daylong seminars will be offered in three locations in October:

  • October 2 at Denver Seminary in Littleton, Colorado (This seminar is for churches only.)
  • October 3 at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas
  • October 4 at The Hope Center in Plano, Texas

Come learn from experts like Frank Sommerville, noted ministry legal and accounting expert, and David Lee, ministry development officer for ECCU.1

Learning objectives for these seminars include:1

  • Better comprehend your ministry’s exposure to legal risk through an examination of timely and relevant court cases and learn how to address any risks that are identified
  • Become aware of the latest tax changes and regulatory developments that impact tax exempt organizations and churches, including how to identify potential unrelated business activities
  • Understand areas of your ministry that may be susceptible to fraud and how to prevent, identify, and respond to fraud if it does occur
  • Learn the differences between financial audits, compilations, reviews, and consulting engagements and how to make your ministry’s next financial audit go more quickly and smoothly
  • Increase your knowledge of how to use ratios, benchmarking, and dashboard reports to better monitor and measure your ministry’s financial health
  • Learn how the Affordable Care Act applies to churches

The registration fee for each seminar is $59; lunch and materials are included. This program allows you to earn up to 5 CPE credits2 and 0.5 NACBA CEUs3.

For more information, visit If you have questions, please contact Carina Hill at 678.518.5301, ext. 100, or by email at

1 Presenters and topics covered will vary by location.

2 CapinCrouse LLP is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA), as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be addressed to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website:

3 CapinCrouse LLP is a National Registered Continuing Education Provider (NRCEP) with the National Association of Church Business Administration (NACBA). This program is a premier comprehensive continuing education program related to administration in the local church. It is designed to enhance the ongoing professional development of NACBA members and other ministry professionals, through the offering of quality learning experiences. 0.1 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) will be granted to persons who properly register and attend one contact hour of a minimum of 50 minutes of lecture, presentation, or discussion on approved topics.

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