Upright – Building Churches with Integrity is a 2-day conference sponsored by Sojourn Network and Summit Church to be held in Fort Myers, FL on Wednesday & Thursday, January 30-31, 2019.
Wednesday, January 30th: Organizational Level Policy
Get answers to these questions:
Why do we need policy?
What the Bible says about policy?
What is policy?
What policies does my church need to be upright and operating with integrity?
What are the “Big 9” and how do I write these policies?
How can I be sure our founding documents (Articles of Incorporation & Bylaws) are appropriate and accurate?
Thursday, January 31st: Operational Level Policy
Get answers to these questions:
What policies do we need in place to provide sound internal controls?
How can we best manage cash?
What financial reports will senior leaders actually read and understand?
What are the essential elements required in an Employee Manual?
What other HR policies does my church need?
Can we see actual sample policies from other churches?
How do we steward church resources well through meaningful policies?
What facility policies are essential to have in place?
When to write a facility policy, and when not to?
How to create a church branding guide and social media policies?
How do we handle crisis communications and media relations?
What are the best practices for web, email and blogging?
What technology policies and practices do we need for our church?
What options are viable for laptops, cellphones, tablets, hardware and software?
What legacy systems does our church need to consider for back office operations, kid’s check in, and worship services?
Come, learn, interact with these subject matters experts & practitioners:
Pastor, former XP at Mars Hill & Sojourn Community Churches, retired Coast Guard officer, nonprofit & business executive, author, founder of a consulting practice serving church leadership teams nationally, husband, father and grandfather.
Executive Pastor at Summit Church, Strategic Consultant & business owner, husband and father of 4 amazing children.
Pastor, CPA, former Executive Pastor at Sojourn Community Church. Husband and father of two boys. Part-time jazz musician.
Joe is the Creative Communications Pastor at Summit Church where he has served for the past 8 years. When he’s not spending time with his wife Alex, and their 3 children, you can usually find him on his skateboard.
Not Pictured: Jeremy Hatfield – Jeremy serves as the Executive Pastor at Pleasant Valley Community Church, a former business executive and current coach, consultant, husband, and father of the 9 coolest kids in the world.
Who should come?
All those in the local church who write policy. People like: Senior Pastors, Executive Pastors, Finance & HR leaders, Church Board & Finance Team Members
$275/person for members of Sojourn Network, otherwise $325/person
Each conference participant will receive a binder with all main session notes plus breakout session handouts and a thumb drive loaded with actual polices and templates (estimated legal costs of churches paying for these attorney-reviewed policies is over $750,000)
Summit Church Gateway Campus, 12941 Express Court, Fort Myers, FL 33913