10 Essentials of Church Budgeting Webinar

September 26, 2018

Webinar Details

  • Date: Wednesday, September 26
  • Duration: 60-Minute Webinar
  • Time: 1:00pm EDT ~ 12:00pm CDT ~ 11:00am MDT ~ 10:00am PDT

Join us for the webinar on 10 Essentials of Church Budgeting with Vonna Laue, executive vice president of ECFA, and John Van Drunen, executive vice president and general counsel of ECFA.

The budget is a basic internal control as well as the financial guide for a church. It can be difficult to forecast what income will be received and what expenses incurred in the future. However, understanding the fundamentals of budgeting can protect a church from unpleasant financial surprises that may limit the amount of ministry that can be done. A good budget process allows leadership to focus time and effort in key areas rather than on day-to-day financial management.

Learning Objectives

  • Align the budgeted expenses with the church’s mission
  • Understand different budget methodologies and be prepared to create an achievable budget
  • Create accountability to encourage participation in the budget process and buy-in to the result

Webinar Speakers

Vonna Laue

Vonna Laue

Vonna serves as an executive vice president at ECFA. Before coming to ECFA, Vonna spent 20 years, most recently as a managing partner, with a national public accounting firm specializing in service to Christian ministries in the areas of audit and consulting. There she served in organizational leadership as well as providing services to meet clients’ various needs.

Vonna earned her B.S. degree from Black Hills State University and her MBA degree in Leadership and Human Resource Management from the University of Colorado. She has served local organizations in a variety of positions, and has published articles in national church business administration publications as well as co-authored the book, Essential Guide to Church Finance. In 2010, Vonna was inducted into the Church Management Hall of Fame. Her speaking experience includes a variety of regional and national conferences.

 

John Van Drunen

John Van Drunen

John Van Drunen is ECFA's executive vice president and general counsel with a bachelor of arts in accounting, magna cum laude, from Anderson University and a juris doctor from Regent University School of Law. His responsibilities at ECFA primarily relate to managing the compliance program and writing and speaking on technical nonprofit issues.

John has received many awards, including Virginia Bar Association recognition for pro bono work during his tenure as a law student. This work included working with nonprofit organizations and assisting low-income individuals with preparing taxes.

Continuing Education Credit

NASBA

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