2010 Financial Forum for Ministries, Colorado Springs, CO

It’s your responsibility to ensure that ministry finances are managed well. How do you stay abreast of changes that can affect the way you fulfill that responsibility? The 2010 Financial Forum for Ministries co-presented by CapinCrouse LLP and ECCU. Come learn from experts like Dave Moja, principal and national director of not-for-profit tax services with CapinCrouse, who will talk about recent changes in tax laws and regulations as they pertain to ministries and the people who lead them. Dave will be joined by other noted presenters.


November 30, 2010
8:30 a.m. — 2:30 p.m.

New Life Church
11025 Voyager Parkway
Colorado Springs, CO 80921
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What you can expect:

  • Critical tax and accounting updates
  • How to increase the chances that your ministry’s loan will be renewed
  • A new approach to fundraising and tools for personally and professionally growing in generosity
  • Current legislative updates and developments for “religious employers”

Who should attend:

  • Senior and executive pastors
  • Business administrators
  • Chief financial officers
  • Treasurers
  • Board and audit committee members

Cost: This event is free and lunch is included.

CPE credit will be available.


2010 Financial Forum for Ministries

Events in this series include:

October 26, 2010 in Livermore, CA

October 27, 2010 in San Diego, CA

October 28, 2010 in Brea, CA

November 30, 2010 in Colorado Springs, CO


November 30, 2010

8:30 — 8:55 a.m. Registration and Networking
8:55 — 9:00 a.m. Welcome
9:00 — 9:50 a.m. Session 1
"Encouraging Christian Generosity", Gary Hoag, Generosity Monk
10:00 — 11:15 a.m. Session 2
"2010 Hot Tax Topics", Dave Moja, CapinCrouse LLP
11:15 — 12:15 p.m. Lunch
12:15 — 1:05 p.m. Session 3
"How to Increase the Chances that Your Ministry’s Loan Will Be Renewed", David Lee, ECCU
1:15 — 2:05 p.m. Session 4
"Religious Hiring Rights and Sexual Orientation", Stuart J. Lark, Holme Roberts & Owen LLP
2:05 — 2:30 p.m. Q&A and Closing Remarks


"Encouraging Christian Generosity"

Presented by: Gary Hoag, Generosity Monk

While there is no magic formula to get people to give, there are steps Christian leaders can take to encourage people to become givers. This workshop will suggest that these steps start with you. Attend and receive biblical and practical advice from 2 Corinthians 8–9 that may transform your life and change your whole approach to fundraising. You will take away tools for personally growing in generosity and for helping your constituency on that spiritual journey as well.

"How to Increase the Chances that Your Ministry’s Loan Will Be Renewed"

Presented by: David Lee, ECCU

When your loan comes up for renewal, lenders are most interested in your ministry’s overall financial health. What are they looking for? How can you increase the chances not only of that loan being renewed, but of being financially positioned to pursue your ministry’s mission? This session will show you how to evaluate your ministry’s financial health today.

"2010 Hot Tax Topics"

Presented by: Dave Moja, CapinCrouse LLP

One thing you can count on in life is change. This session will review recent changes in tax laws and regulations as they pertain to ministries and the people who lead them.

"Religious Hiring Rights and Sexual Orientation"

Presented by: Stuart J. Lark, Holme Roberts & Owen LLP

This session will discuss current legislative and case law developments that impact a ministry's right to employ like-minded believers, including exemptions for "religious employers," and the extent to which the law may recognize the distinction between sexual "orientation" and beliefs about sexual conduct. The session will also identify steps ministries can take to maximize their legal rights in this area.


Gary Hoag

Generosity Monk

Gary Hoag has been encouraging Christian generosity for more than 20 years. He has held leadership positions at Denver Seminary, Colorado Christian University, and Biola University. He recently co-authored The Sower: Redefining the Ministry of Raising Kingdom Resources and served as a content reviewer for the NIV Stewardship Study Bible. Today, Gary serves Christian leaders by providing spiritual and strategic counsel for encouraging Christian generosity with Generosity Monk, while also working on his Ph.D. in “New Testament on the Rich and their Relationship with Riches in 1 Timothy” at Trinity College, in Bristol, UK.

David Lee

Ministry Development Officer

David is a ministry development officer for ECCU’s Colorado regional office. He has been serving ministries at ECCU for the last 18 years in various development and management positions.

David is also on the pastoral staff of a Denver-area church and has served on the pastoral staff of various churches for over 19 years. He has served as president of the Colorado Springs chapter of the Christian Leadership Alliance (formerly known as the Christian Management Association) and is completing his second term on their board.

He earned his Bachelors in finance from California State University Fullerton and his Masters in Christian education from Talbot School of Theology. As a Certified Treasury Professional®, David is committed to equipping ministries to be better informed and helping them be more effective at reaching their communities with the gospel.

Dave Moja

CapinCrouse LLP
Principal and National Director of Not-for-Profit Tax Services

Dave leads the firm’s not-for-profit tax services team. His goal is to provide clients with the highest quality tax services so they can focus on advancing their mission. He is an expert on emerging issues such as the new IRS Form 990, Unrelated Business Income issues, Board Governance, and tax credits and incentives.

Before joining CapinCrouse, Dave was the tax director and the not-for-profit tax lead in Florida for the accounting firm RSM McGladrey, Inc. He provided tax consulting services to more than 450 clients, including transitioning them to the new Form 990. He has also spoken extensively at accounting and tax seminars across the country, including the Christian Leadership Alliance National Conference and the Florida Institute of CPA’s Annual Not-for-Profit Conference.

With 24 years of accounting experience, Dave has worked both inside not-for-profit organizations and for public accounting firms, including PricewaterhouseCoopers and BKD LLP. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Florida State University (FSU).

Dave serves on the board of the Brevard Cultural Alliance and is co-chair of the FSU Accounting Conference Committee. He is a member of the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) and the Florida Institute of CPAs.

Stuart J. Lark

Holme Roberts & Owen LLP
Attorney and Partner

Stuart Lark is a partner in the firm's Colorado Springs office. He concentrates on corporate, tax, constitutional and transactional matters for nonprofit organizations. His experience includes joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, tax exempt financing, corporate structure, IRS rulings, private foundations, unrelated trade or business income tax, property and sales tax, international structure and transactions, planned giving, government funding for religious organizations, faith-based employment rights, immigration, church property disputes, and other religious liberty issues. He has published articles and given presentations on many of these issues.

In 2002, Mr. Lark took a one-year leave of absence during which he served as Legal Counsel for Christian Legal Society's Center for Law and Religious Freedom in Washington, D.C.

Prior to entering law school, Mr. Lark worked for AT&T as an engineer and international product manager. He also spent one year in the former Soviet Russia working on a missions project.

Mr. Lark received his Bachelor of Science degree from Purdue University, with distinction, his Master of Science degree from Stanford University, and his Juris Doctor degree from University of Chicago.


Cost: This event is free and lunch is included.

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If you have questions, call Myra Miller at 714.671.9300, ext. 228 or email registration@capincrouse.com.


New Life Church, 11025 Voyager Parkway, Colorado Springs, CO 80921 (719.594.6602)

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