Christian Leadership Alliance 2010 Church Summit

Many of the challenges you face today are tied to the changing economy, so we’re thrilled that Christian Leadership Alliance (CLA) invited ECCU to put together the curriculum for this year’s two-day Church Leaders Summit, April 20–21, 2010, as part of the three-day CLA 2010 National Conference in San Diego, California.


April 20, 2010
April 21, 2010

Our experience working with churches during the recession has taught us valuable lessons that guided our selection of topics and presenters.

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

If you’re on the staff of an ECCU member ministry, you can attend this two-day Summit for only $149. We’ve also arranged a discounted price of $249 for non-ECCU members. That’s a savings of at least $400 from the full three-day conference price. For more details on how to receive these discounts, click on the Registration tab above.

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April 20, 2010

8:00 — 9:30 a.m. “Leading with Courage” (Matthew Cork, Friends Church of Yorba Linda)
1:30 — 3:00 p.m. “Ministry Banking Update” (Mark Johnson, ECCU)
“Top Three Church Leadership Issues and What To Do About Them” (Don Cousins, Team Development, Inc.)
3:30 — 5:00 p.m. “Leaders on Overload: Surviving Today's High-Demand/Low-Resource World" (Dale Burke, First Evangelical Free Church of Fullerton)
“Beyond the Offering Plate” (A Panel Discussion on Increasing Income)

April 21, 2010

8:00 — 9:30 a.m. Church Leaders Community Building
1:30 — 3:00 p.m. “Liquidity Management Workshop” (Mark Jones and David Van Winkle, ECCU)
“Maximizing Your Retirement Plan” (Barbara Medlin, GuideStone Financial Resources)
3:30 — 5:00 p.m. “Church Business-Like Ministries: Meeting the Tax Requirements” (John Butler, CapinCrouse, LLP)
“Recession Proof: Funding Ministry in Challenging Times” (Jim Sheppard and Allen Walworth, Generis)


Cost for Church Leaders Summit:

  • ECCU Members: $149 per person
  • Non-ECCU Members ("ECCU Special Invitation"): $249 per person

Register Now!

For more information and to register, visit

To receive your discount for the Summit, use one of the following codes:

  • ECCU Members: ECCU10
  • Non-ECCU Members: ECCUS