Trying to decide what conferences to attend in 2010? Let us help!

(Originally published as an article within ECCU’s former e-publication, Ministry Banking Today.)

With all the options for how to spend your time and ministry money, it can be overwhelming trying to decide whether an event is worth attending. Ministry Banking Today has done some research to reduce the guesswork as you make your choices. Our top recommendation for 2010: Christian Leadership Alliance’s (CLA) Church Leaders Summit, April 20–21, in San Diego, California.

Here’s why we recommend it: The Church Leaders Summit targets key issues that are most critical to your ministry today. In addition, it offers the opportunity for every member of your church leadership team to learn from nationally-recognized experts and network with peers facing similar struggles.

For instance, Summit keynote speaker Matthew Cork, lead pastor at Friends Church in Yorba Linda, California, has an amazing story of courage that emerged unexpectedly in a time of economic crisis and leadership turmoil. After Matthew’s message, you can choose from eight sessions on leadership and financial management and learn about things like:

  • How to develop a strategy for thriving in this economy
  • Methods for forecasting and managing liquidity
  • How to promote generosity and even generate income
  • The impact that changes in banking are having on ministries

In addition to the Summit, you can attend the rest of the CLA conference sessions offered April 20 and 21.

ECCU believes so strongly in the value of this year’s Church Leaders Summit, that we partnered with CLA and negotiated reduced pricing for ECCU members and non-members. So if you’re on the staff of an ECCU member ministry, you can attend this two-day Summit for only $149 (discount code: ECCU_10). If you’re not with one of our member ministries, we’ve arranged a discounted price of $249 for you (discount code: ECCU_S).

So mark the dates on your calendar—April 20–21—and register at using the codes listed above to receive your discount. (For those that wish to attend the conference sessions offered on Monday, April 19, please note that additional pricing will apply.)

Not a church leader? CLA still has a lot to offer. Visit for all the details—including seminar descriptions, special entertainment, and speaker bios—to see how this conference can serve your ministry.

Now that’s one less decision you have to make in 2010.

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