5 Basic Financial Issues for the Small Church Treasurer (ECFA Webinar)

The U.S. landscape is dotted with smaller churches often served by volunteers. An upcoming webinar presented by the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA) will cover financial issues that are vital for the treasurers of these churches.

At this webinar, ECFA President Dan Busby and ECFA Vice President John Van Drunen will be presenting with Mark Jones, a vice president and senior banking consultant with Evangelical Christian Credit Union (ECCU).

Date: Thursday, April 4, 2013
Time: 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. (PT)

For more information and to register, visit www.eccu.org/ecfa-webinar.


April 4, 2013
10:00 a.m.— 11:00 a.m.

By attending this webinar, you can expect to learn about these issues:

  • Determining compensation that is reportable on W-2 forms for church employees
  • Proper handling of the clergy housing allowance
  • Applying proper Social Security tax for clergy and other church staff
  • Reimbursing business expenses of church staff
  • Issuing appropriate charitable gift acknowledgments

Who should attend:

  • Treasurers at smaller churches
  • Pastors at smaller churches
  • Office staff at smaller churches

This webinar allows you to earn up to 1 CPE credit1 and 0.1 NACBA CEU2.

1 ECFA is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA), as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be addressed to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors at 150 Fourth Avenue North, Suite 700, Nashville, TN 37312-2417, or through its website at www.nasba.org. CPE credits earned are based on a 50-minute session equaling one CPE credit—a maximum of 1 credit may be earned for this webinar. (Program level: Basic; Delivery method: Group-live; Prerequisites: None; Advanced preparation: None)

2 ECFA is a National Registered Continuing Education Provider (NRCEP) with the National Association of Church Business Administration (NACBA). This program is a premier comprehensive continuing education program related to administration in the local church. It is designed to enhance the ongoing professional development of NACBA members and other ministry professionals, through the offering of quality learning experiences. 0.1 Continuing Education Unit (CEU) will be granted to persons who properly register and attend one contact hour of a minimum of 50 minutes of lecture, presentation, or discussion on approved topics.



Dan Busby


Earlier in Dan’s career, he founded a Kansas City-based CPA firm, was the controller of a major medical center, and CFO of a major religious denomination. He has been a Zondervan author for over 20 years with hundreds of thousands of his books and booklets used by church and other nonprofit leaders.

A frequent speaker at national nonprofit conferences in more than 35 states, he has served 110 board service years on nonprofit boards, including the Christian Management Association. In 2010–2012, The Nonprofit Times honored Busby by naming him to “The Nonprofit Times Power & Influence Top 50.”


John Van Drunen

Vice President and Legal Counsel

John is a CPA and attorney with a bachelor of arts degree in accounting, magna cum laude, from Anderson University and a juris doctorate degree from Regent University School of Law. His responsibilities at ECFA primarily relate to managing the compliance program and writing and speaking on technical nonprofit issues.

John has received many awards, including The Virginia Bar Association recognition for his pro bono work during his tenure as a law student. This included working with nonprofit organizations and assisting low-income individuals by preparing their taxes.

John is a member of the Christian Legal Society, American Bar Association, Virginia Bar Association, and the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA).


Mark Jones

Vice President and Senior Banking Consultant

Mark has worked in banking for over 25 years and specializes in helping nonprofits effectively manage their finances. He has taught nationally and written extensively on nonprofit financial management and banking. He is a Certified Treasury Professional®, Accredited ACH Professional, has served on the governing board of his church, and now works as their finance director. He has also served on several nonprofit boards and on the leadership council for Missionary Athletes International.


This webinar is free for ECFA accredited members and $39 for others.

For more information and to register, visit www.eccu.org/ecfa-webinar.