Tax, Internal Controls and Legal Issues Seminars

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Learn to navigate complex church administrative challenges with ease

Ensure your church’s compliance with local, state and federal laws through our Tax, Internal Control and Legal Issues seminars. These events are ideal for senior and executive pastors, administrators, financial and human resources staff, as well as lay leaders including finance, audit and personnel committee members.

Attend in person at one of two identical events, or join virtually. You’ll network with peers, learn from nationally recognized keynote speakers and choose from multiple breakout sessions. Seminar topics will help you:

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Understand Taxes

  • Payroll and benefits
  • IRS reporting requirements (1099s, W-2s, “love offerings,” etc.)
  • Housing allowance
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Manage Finances

  • Internal controls
  • Construction financing
  • Insurance coverage
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Stay Legal

  • Employment law and personnel policies
  • Navigate state and federal legislation
  • ACA compliance

Tulsa

First Baptist Church Owasso + Virtual

September 27th

9:00 am – 4:30 pm

In-person (includes catered lunch):
$89

Virtual:
$69

Oklahoma City

Northwest Baptist Church

September 29th

9:00 am – 4:30 pm

In-person (includes catered lunch):
$89

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Tentative Agenda for Both Events
8:30am – 9:00am Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00am – 9:50am Introduction and Keynote Address
9:50am – 10:00am Break
10:00 – 10:50am Breakout Session 1
10:50am – 11:00am Break
11:00am – 11:50am Breakout Session 2
11:50am – 1:00pm Lunch (provided by WatersEdge)
1:00pm – 1:50pm Keynote 2
1:50pm – 2:00pm Break
2:00pm – 2:50pm Breakout Session 3
2:50pm – 3:00pm Break
3:00pm – 3:50pm Breakout Session 4
3:50pm – 4:15pm Q&A with Panel
4:15pm Adjourn
Keynote and Breakout Details

Keynote

He Said/She Said – An update on the latest in tax, legal, and accounting issues in two parts.

Frank Sommerville | Weycer, Kaplan, Pulaski & Zuber, P.C.
Elaine Sommerville | Sommerville & Associates, P.C.

 

Breakouts

 
Session A

1) Trust but Verify with Ken Tan | CapinCrouse

2) The Evolving Trends in Health Care Policy* with Shanneé Tracey | Guidestone

3) Cybersecurity* with Nathan Sweaney | Secure Ideas

 

Session B

1) Nuts & Bolts of Payroll with Elaine Sommerville | Sommerville & Associates, P.C.

2) Introduction to Ministry Accounting* with Sarah Barham | WatersEdge

3) Employee Policies/Manual* with Elaine Turner | Hall Estill

 

Session C

1) Introduction to Ministry Accounting (repeat of 202) with Sarah Barham | WatersEdge

2) Changing Church Metrics* with Ken Tan | CapinCrouse

3) Insurance Best Practices for a Best-in-Class Church* with Matt Neighbors and Jon LaFevers | INSURICA

 

Session D

1) Internal Controls with Brad Johnson | WatersEdge

2) Setting Reasonable Compensation* with Frank Sommerville | Weycer, Kaplan, Pulaski & Zuber, P.C.

3) Construction Roundtable* with Jerry Vaughan | WatersEdge

 

*Available in-person only

Speakers

Elaine Sommerville

Elaine Sommerville

Sommerville & Associates, P.C.

Frank Sommerville

Frank Sommerville

Weycer, Kaplan, Pulaski & Zuber, P.C.

Ken Tan

Ken Tan

CapinCrouse

Shanneé Tracey

Shanneé Tracey

Guidestone

Nathan Sweaney

Nathan Sweaney

Secure Ideas

Elaine Turner

Elaine Turner

Hall Estill

Matt Neighbors

Matt Neighbors

INSURICA

Jon LaFevers

Jon LaFevers

INSURICA

Jerry Vaughan

Jerry Vaughan

WatersEdge

Sarah Barham

Sarah Barham

WatersEdge

Brad Johnson

Brad Johnson

WatersEdge

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