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Ministry Management Seminar to be held at Multnomah Biblical Seminary


Ministry Management Seminars and Multnomah Biblical Seminary are proud to present Tax, Legal, and Communication Issues Relating to Church Personnel Management. This three-part seminar is intended to provide tools to benefit ministry and awareness of issues, as well as help pinpoint possible problems the church may not realize are there.

There will be three sessions, led by three different specialists. The first session, Communication Issues, features Allen Quist who has over 35 years of banking experience including management, commercial lending operations, and teaching financial management. Quist also has a Masters in Church Management and is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Strategic Leadership. His session will cover topics like documenting expenses, preventing personal legal problems, and engaging help in budgeting.

Session 2, Legal Issues, features Troy Anderson, general counsel at The City Church, a multi-denominational church with campuses in Kirkland, Seattle, and Issaquah, Washington. Anderson graduated from Portland Bible College, Warner Pacific College, and Regent University of Law. In his session, he will discuss wage and hour laws, lawsuits by church employees and how to protect your church from liability, how to avoid church lawsuits, and issues regarding personnel records, employee handbooks, and privacy issues.

The final session of the day, Tax Issues, will feature Rick Battershell, specialist in the accounting and taxation of churches for over 20 years. Over 75% of Battershell's CPA practice has been devoted to churches and other Christian ministry accounts. In the tax session, he will cover topics such as reimbursing business expenses, special tax treatment of pastors, employee benefits, and the advantages of 403(b) over 401(k) plans.

The seminar will take place at Multnomah Biblical Seminary in rooms T111 and T112 on Saturday, November 5 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. Registration cost is $85 for the first two attendees, and $75 for each additional. Contact Jennifer Yarbrough at 503.251.6700 for more information.