Tax, Internal Controls and Legal Issues Seminars

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Registration Opens July 1

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


First Baptist Church Owasso + Virtual

September 27th

9:00 am – 4:30 pm

$89 In-person (includes catered lunch)

$69 Virtual

Oklahoma City

Northwest Baptist Church

September 29th

9:00 am – 4:30 pm

$89 In-person (includes catered lunch)


Tentative Agenda for Both Events
8:30am – 9:00am Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00am – 9:45am Introduction and Keynote Address
9:45am – 10:00am Break
10:00 – 10:45am Breakout Session 1
10:45am – 11:00am Break
11:00am – 11:45am Breakout Session 2
11:45am – 1:00pm Lunch (provided by WatersEdge)
1:00pm – 1:45pm Keynote 2
1:45pm – 2:00pm Break
2:00pm – 2:45pm Breakout Session 3
2:45pm – 3:00pm Break
3:00pm – 3:45pm Breakout Session 4
3:45pm – 4:15pm Q&A with Panel
4:15pm Adjourn
Keynote and Breakout Details


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.



Session 1

101) Trust but Verify with Ken Tan | CapinCrouse

102) Health Care, ARPA and Other Current Legislation with Guidestone

103) Cybersecurity with Nathan Sweaney | Secure Ideas


Session 2

201) Introduction to Ministry Accounting with Sarah Barham | WatersEdge

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

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


Session 3

301) Internal Controls with Brad Johnson | WatersEdge

302) Introduction to Ministry Accounting (repeat of 201) with Sarah Barham | WatersEdge

303) Employee Policies/Manual with Elaine Turner | Hall Estill


Session 4

401) Changing Church Metrics with Ken Tan | CapinCrouse

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

403) Construction Roundtable with Jerry Vaughan | WatersEdge

Registration opens July 1

Need Answers Now?

Have a burning question that can’t wait until our fall seminars? Get the answers you need today by visiting our Tax, Financial and Legal Guidance page. Search our FAQs for answers to the most common questions, or submit a query of your own and our team of experts will find a solution.