On a daily basis, in real time, Pastors, their Churches, their staff, and their Board of Directors as well as religious non-profits and leadership face ongoing legal and liability issues that require specialized skills and knowledge to handle.
Attend this comprehensive overview on church law to obtain a better
understanding of the ongoing employment, tax, insurance, fundraising, and other legal
issues that face the local church or religious non-profit.
All attendees will take away valuable information you can use to confidently lead
your church or religious non-profit through the technical legal issues you are daily facing.
Course Content to Include the Following:
- The Scope of Religious Organization Audits
- The Formation Process for Churches and Non-Profits – Did you do it right?
- The Governance of a Church or Non-Profit
- Churches, Non-profits, and Tax-Exemption
- Churches, Non-profits, and Employment Law
- Churches, Non-profits, Technology, & Digital Security
- Church, Non-profits, and Financial Policies
- Minister Compensation, Non-profits Benefits, and Related Issues
- Churches, Non-profits, Liability, and Lawsuits
- Churches, Non-profits, and Insurance
- Churches, Non-profits, and Intellectual Property
- Churches, Non-profits, and their General Campus Operations
- Churches, Non-profits, and Sexual Harassment
- Church, Non-profits, and Mergers
Who Should Attend
Churches: Senior Pastors, Associate Pastors, Board Members, Lay Leaders, Elders,
Deacons, Church Staff Members, and the regular Church Volunteer
Religious Non-Profits: Board Members, Founders, Executive Directors, Office
Managers, Staff, and Volunteers
Church Law 101: Walking Ministry Leadership through a Legal Audit
May 1, 2019
8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
$40 (Includes breakfast, lunch, and workbook)
Greer City Hall
301 E. Poinsett Street
Greer, SC 29651
Dr. Mark Goldfeder is Spruill Family Senior Fellow at the Center for the Study of Law and Religion and director of the Restoring Religious Freedom Project at Emory University School of Law. He is also editor of the Cambridge University Press Series on Law and Judaism, and has served as an adviser to the Permanent Mission of Israel to the United Nations. Goldfeder holds two rabbinic ordinations (yoreh yoreh; Yeshiva University and Rivavot Ephraim) and two judicial ordinations (yadin yadin; Rav Gedaliah Dov Schwartz, Av Beth Din, Rabbinical Council of America and Chicago Rabbinical Council, and Rav Dovid Schochet, President, Toronto Rabbinical Council). Goldfeder’s work focuses on law and religion, international law, Jewish law, family law, and law and technology, and he publishes widely in those areas. He co-authored the newest edition of the five-volume treatise Religious Organizations and the Law (Westlaw) and is an authority on churches and religious non-profits. A frequent speaker at national and international conferences, Goldfeder has also taught courses at Georgia State University School of Law and Florida Southern College (USA), University of Padua and Scuola Galileana (Italy), and the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliyah's Radzyner Law School (Israel). Education: SJD, LLM, Emory University School of Law; JD, New York University School of Law; BA, Yeshiva University.
Miles Terry began his legal career as an Associate Counsel for the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) in their Office of Government Affairs on Capitol Hill. He later served as a Senior Counsel for Government Affairs as well as a Representative to the United Nations in New York, NY on behalf of the European Centre for Law and Justice (ECLJ) on matters involving religious persecution abroad. Terry now serves as the ACLJ’s Chief of Staff. He has also worked as deputy to Former Attorney General of the United States John Ashcroft in his capacity as a Senior Fellow at the ACLJ, and as an adviser to the Permanent Mission of Israel to the United Nations. Terry represented over fifty non-profit organizations from more than 22 states before the Internal Revenue Service in the 2017 landmark case involving the agency’s targeting of tea party groups in 2012. He was successful in securing tax-exempt status for all of the organizations who remained committed to the process of securing approval. He has extensive experience in managing high-profile legal, government affairs, and media advocacy cases including the preparation of individuals for Congressional testimony or speeches on the international stage. His private practice focuses primarily on the management and expansion of churches and religious organizations as well as other nonprofits, and he regularly advises numerous national non-profits and religious organizations. Education: JD, Regent University School of Law; MA Appalachian State University; BA, University of South Carolina.
You have a heart for reaching the Hispanic community with the gospel? So do we. That’s why NGU is excited to partner with the Hispanic Bible Institute of the Upstate of South Carolina. Our goal is to develop and equip Hispanic leadership for the evangelical community of South Carolina.
The institute offers a Certificate in Biblical Studies and a Certificate in Christian Ministries. The classes are delivered by Hispanic professors in Spanish and held on Saturday mornings from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on the NGU Greer campus or at Betania Church in Taylors, SC.
Once you successfully complete the program, you will receive a Certificate in Biblical Studies or a Certificate in Christian Ministries.
Dr. Jose A. Delgado
Iglesia Bautista Betania (Betania Church)
600 Bridge Road
Taylors, SC, 29687
Chair of the Modern Language and Linguistics Department
Dr. Craig Blaising is a Distinguished Research Professor of Theology and Jesse Hendley Chair of Biblical Theology at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He has earned his Ph.D. from the University of Aberdeen, Scotland, ThD, Dallas Theological Seminary, a ThM from Dallas Theological Seminary, and a BS from the University of Texas, Austin.
There will be several parallel sessions where ETS and EPS members may present papers. Papers on the conference theme “The New Christian Zionism” or topics other than the conference theme will be accepted.
If you wish to present a paper at the regional meeting, please send your proposed topic and a brief abstract of the contents of the paper to ETS (firstname.lastname@example.org) or to EPS by January 31, 2019.
Student members are also encouraged to submit papers. Outstanding students are encouraged to participate. A cash award of $100 will be presented to the student offering the best paper during the sessions. There will be a $50 award for the second place paper and a $25 award for the third place paper. January 31, 2019, will also serve as a deadline for the submission of a completed paper by a student.
Evangelical Theological Society
Southeast Regional Conference
March 15-16, 2019
On February 22, 2019, hundreds of local and international churches will host the second annual Work as Worship Retreat livestream event. The Retreat will bring together thousands of Christian business professionals from around the world to hear speakers like Jon Acuff (New York Times Bestselling Author), Steve Green (President of Hobby Lobby), and Megan Alexander (Correspondent at Inside Edition) explore the sacred connection between faith and work.
For Christians who also happen to be business professionals, faith and work don’t often intersect. The connection between faith and work is not always obvious, but it is a God-given calling to make them connect. What if all Christians saw work as something holy? And what if work was actually an opportunity to worship God?
The Bible is full of examples of people living their daily lives on an eternal mission, weaving together their faith and work in their everyday lives. Like the men and women of the Bible, God designed Christians to worship AND work together. RightNow Media is passionate about seeing the two brought back together, which is why the Work as Worship Retreat was organized.
Work as Worship Retreat Livestream Event
February 22, 2019
North Greenville University Tim Brashier Campus - Greer, S.C.
405 Lancaster Avenue, Greer, SC 29650
8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Technology changes the advantages our children have, but it doesn’t change the way you parent. The rules on the Internet change daily, but ultimately, you are the one still making them.
Whether you’re Internet illiterate or computer savvy, the tips listed will help protect your children and are easy to understand, follow, and implement:
A new danger for our children is spreading quickly and it grows with just the click of the mouse. Sites like Myspace.com and Facebook.com are cyber sites that many children today keep a secret from their parents. Children do not take the time to realize that everyone, including sexual predators that go on the Internet today, will see the pictures and personal information that they post.
“To keep our children safe, we must discourage them from posting any personal information,” says Sergeant Brian Donnelly of the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office, who has seen the dangers that cyber sites provide to children.
Simply telling our children to not post personal information and to refrain from talking to strangers is not enough. Parents should teach their child that relationships with adults are both illegal and will lead to failure.
Many parents may feel as if looking on their child’s cyber site is violating their personal space, but this is not the case. Parents must view this material to ensure that their kids are staying safe at all times.
Social networking sites are easy targets for predators. If a predator has access to the Internet, then they can and will find your child’s profile and messenger information with the simple click of a button. If your child wants to have any cyber sites, it is important that you tell them you must have their password and username at all times.
You can tell your children not to do certain things on the Internet until you are blue in the face, but if their friends think that it is cool, they will probably try to do it behind your back. So it is important that parents monitor their child’s internet activity daily.
Child Safety Training
Oct. 1, 2018
6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
North Greenville University, Tim Brashier Campus - Greer, S.C.