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Emory University Offers National Institute in Church Finance and Administration Curriculum

The National Institute in Church Finance and Administration (NICFA) program at Atlanta's Emory University Candler School of Theology reportedly fulfills the curriculum requirement for achieving certification by the National Association of Church Business Administrators (NACBA) and the United Methodist Association of Church Business Administrators (UMACBA). NICFA seminars are intentionally ecumenical in course content, teaching approach and enrollment. Persons from all denominations are welcome, the university's website reports.

In addition, registration for summer 2013 is now open. Interested parties can visit http://tinyurl.com/nicfa2013 for more detailed information.

2013 seminar dates

Seminar I -A June 3-7

Monday

1:30 - 5 Church Administration and Management

Tuesday AM

8:30 - 12:30 Theology of Stewardship and Best Practices

Tuesday PM

1:30 - 5 Greening the Church

Wednesday AM

8:30 - 12:30 Property and Facility Management

Wednesday PM

1:30 - 3:30 Social Media, Websites and the Church

Thursday AM

8:30 - 12:30 Marketing your Church to the World

Thursday PM

1:30 - 5 Information Management & Technology

Friday AM

8:30 - 12:00 United Methodist Polity

Seminar II -A June 17-21

Monday

1:30 5 Leading the Church Through Relatiional Administration

Tuesday AM

8:30 - 12:30 Legal & Tax Matters

Tuesday PM

1:30 5 Legal & Tax Matters (Con’t)

Wednesday AM

8:30 - 12:30 Legal & Tax Matters (Con’t)

Wednesday PM

1:30 5 Legal & Tax Matters (Con’t)

Thursday AM

8:30 - 12:30 The Theology of Church And Christian Perspective

Thursday PM

1:30 5 Theology & Ethics of Church Administration

Friday AM

8:30 - 12:00 Developing a Rule of Life and Leadership

Seminar I -B June 10-14

Monday

1:30 5 Management and Personality Types

Tuesday AM

8:30 - 12:30 Managing and Transforming Church Conflict

Tuesday PM

1:30 5 Human Resources: Legal Issues and Safe Sanctuaries

Wednesday AM

8:30 - 12:30 Office Management

Wednesday PM

1:30 5 Human Resources: Staff Administrative Development

Thursday AM

8:30 - 12:30 Congregational Leadership

Thursday PM

1:30 5 Human Resources: Stewardship of Volunteers

Friday AM

8:30 - 12:00 Human Resources: Staff Leadership and Team Building

Seminar II -B June 24-28

Monday

2:00 5 Financial Management and Accounting Practices

Tuesday AM

8:30 - 12:30 Coaching & Teamwork

Tuesday PM

1:30 5 Church Fundraising & Capital Stewardship

Wednesday AM

8:30 - 12:30 Effective Long-Range Panning in the Church

Wednesday PM

1:30 - 5:30 Financial Management and Accounting Practices

Thursday AM

8:30 - 12:30 Organisational Theory & Strategic Planning Practices

Thursday PM

1:30 - 5:30 Organisational Theory & Strategic Planning

Friday AM

8:30 - 12:00 Stewardship of Self

Church Finance and Administration Project: This is an individual self directed project and the final requirement for satisfactory completion of the program. Details regarding project requirements will be provided as part of the seminar content.

Upon completion of the Institute program (Seminar IA and IB, Seminar IIA and IIB, and Church Finance and Administration Project Paper), graduates may apply for certification through the GCFA, the NACBA and/or other denominational associations. Denominational certification guidelines and applications should be obtained from those organizations.

Professional training standards for the National Institute of Church Finance and Administration are established in cooperation with:

Candler School of Theology

The United Methodist Association of Church Business Administrators (UMACBA)

The National Association of Church Business Administration (NACBA)

The General Council on Finance and Administration (GCFA) of the United Methodist Church

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