The General Council on Finance and Administration (GCFA) will host its certification program, Academy of Church Business Administration, for United Methodist Church Business Administrators in Nashville June 20-30, at the GCFA Ministry Center near Music Row.
Rev. Bob Winstead will serve as the director of the Academy.
For nearly 35 years, the Candler School of Theology hosted the National Institute of Church Finance and Administration (NICFA). Winstead has an eight year history as the director of the former NICFA program and over 20 years affiliated with the program. Moving the event to Nashville provides opportunities for United Methodist business administrators to also connect with general agency resources available in Nashville and throughout the connection.
"We are honored to continue the strong tradition and standard of excellence that has been provided by the Candler School of Theology" said Moses Kumar, chief executive for GCFA. "GCFA is looking forward to hosting the Academy in Nashville in 2016."
United Methodist participants will meet the requirements to obtain the additional designation as a Certified United Methodist Church Administrator (CUMCA).
"The ACBA certification program offers church leaders, pastors, executive pastors and church administrators the opportunity to learn the business of ministry," said Rev. Bob Winstead of North Georgia, who serves as the Director of the Academy of Church Business Administration. "Training topics include: legal and tax matters, human resources, office and financial management, strategic planning, facilities management, conflict resolution, information technology and more. Churches that attend to these details allow ministry to thrive."
The training will be held in Nashville, To learn more and register for the training, click here.