Have you attended a Financial Forum for Ministries in the past? If so, you’ve experienced the benefits of this unique event. With the 2012 forums fast approaching, I asked Jeremy Moser, who has attended the past couple of years, a few questions about why it’s a good investment of time. Jeremy is the CFO at Mariners Church in Irvine, California. Here’s what he had to say.
Jeremy, you’ve signed up again for this year’s forum. Why?
It’s because the information that’s presented helps me do my job better at Mariners. I’m a learner and am always looking to improve how we do things. So the information provided at the forum tends to add value to my church.
Talk about the format of the forums. How does it add value to this particular learning opportunity?
The forums cover several topics each year. The diversity of information has been great. It is also great to network with other ministry leaders during the event.
What’s one reason you’d recommend that others attend the Financial Forum for Ministries?
I recommend this forum to other ministry leaders because just picking up one idea can make their ministries more effective. That means the time spent is well worth it.
How can someone who attends make the most of the experience?
Come expecting to learn. It is a lot of information to absorb, so take notes and review the information at least one time (within a week) after the event. Make action items for yourself so you know what to implement when you go back to the office. Another thing I recommend is making at least one new contact at the event. I frequently contact other ministries throughout the year, asking for advice on topics I think they may have expertise in.
Have you attended past financial forums? What was your experience?