November 10, 2022
9am - 4pm CST
Location: Zoom Meeting

$99 TCN National Members
$129 Non-Members
Prices increase on November 3rd!
Virtual FastTrack Accounting is sold out!

TCN Virtual FASTTRACK - Accounting

The training will be offered in Zoom to offer conversation and interaction between leader and participant. Whether you are a long-time veteran or new to church accounting, you are sure to walk away with new insight and affirmation that you are providing you congregation with some of the best administrative support possible. Mark off the day and focus on "sharpening the blade" in a caring environment. Don't Go It Alone!

Cancellations/Refunds There is a $25 cancellation fee if the request is received before the Virtual FastTrack begins. After the meeting begins, there is no refund.


Glenn Wood, CCA

Seacoast Church, SC

Glenn Wood is the pastor of administration for Seacoast Church where he has served since 1995. Seacoast is a multisite non-denominational church with 13 campuses. He oversees administration, legal work, campus leases, site selection, campus design, politics, and construction projects. Basically, he does what no one else wants to do! He loves data analysis, teaches Excel classes at conferences and to church staffs, and writes the Pastor Excel article for the TCN publication.

Topic: Data Driven Decision Making
“Data Driven Decision Making” isn’t just the newest buzzword, but a process where organizations use facts to make educated decisions. Gone are the days of “gut decisions” and “I think…” in meetings, they are being replaced with data backed information and analysis. Our decisions can have far reaching effects and implications for our organizations. We will discuss the process and see a practical way that Seacoast Church used this during the pandemic.

Mike Batts, CPA

Batts Morrison Wales & Lee

Bio: Mike Batts, CPA, is the managing partner of Batts Morrison Wales & Lee (BMWL) and has more than 30 years of experience advising churches, ministries, and nonprofit organizations in the areas of board governance, financial oversight, tax compliance and strategy, risk management, corporate structure, international activities, and other related topics. Mike has been inducted into TCN’s Hall of Fame and has authored several books including Church Finance, Nonprofit Finance, and Board Member Orientation.

Topic: Effective Internal Financial Reporting for Churches
Is your church’s internal financial reporting model exactly backward?  Was it designed by your accounting and finance team?  Is it based mainly on the reports available from your accounting software?  Does it help your church’s decision-makers know what they need to know about your church’s financial operations to make sound decisions?  This session will help you adopt a simple but highly effective internal financial reporting system for your church

Jeremy Moore

Bank of the West

Bio: Jeremy Moore has been working with faith-based non-profits for nearly twenty years. While working on an undergraduate degree from Lee University he joined the US Army Reserves. He has done graduate and post-graduate work at the Stanford GSB and Northwestern University’s Kellogg School. His background includes time as a financial advisor with Merrill Lynch before joining Regions Bank as senior vice president, where he did his first church construction financing before moving on to serve religious institutions exclusively, developing deep industry expertise as the national sales manager for ECCU. At Bank of the West, he manages the Religious Institution Banking Team, to continue to serve large communities of faith by supporting our nationwide team of specialists. 

Topic: Finish better than you start, Using financial tools to empower ministry
We’ll review the current financial market conditions and potential direction with continued rising interest rates and discuss how banking can actually fuel ministry with proven strategies to increase margin and fund growth. Jeremy will use his position as leader of the largest church banking group in the country and experience on church staff and boards to help us navigate the current uncertain economic climate. 

Christopher M. Gordon, Partner

Capin Crouse

Bio: Christopher joined CapinCrouse in 2006 and has nearly 15 years of experience providing attest and consulting services to various nonprofit entities, including colleges and universities, churches, foundations, international mission organizations, and relief and development organizations. He is responsible for the oversight of audit engagements and also, as appropriate, for the recommendation of internal control structures and best practices. 

Lindsey P. Whinnery, Partner

Capin Crouse

Bio: Lindsey has over 20 years of experience in information technology and information security. Lindsey provides review and consulting services with an emphasis on nonprofit organizations, higher education, financial institutions, and healthcare facilities. She stays current on changing threats, government regulations, and various organizations’ security frameworks to design audit work programs and better assist clients in implementing appropriate controls to protect against cybersecurity threats. 

Topic: Cybersecurity Update 

Technology affects everything we do. But securing that technology can be extremely difficult with the constant evolution of threats, tight budgets, and understaffing. Bad actors will continue to capitalize on successful attack methods and develop new ways to thwart controls. It’s critical to ensure your church’s safeguards evolve at the same pace. In this session, we’ll discuss the threat landscape, recent breaches, and cybersecurity concepts that church leaders need to understand to successfully advocate for and support cybersecurity efforts.


Sandra K. Fowler, CPA, CPP

Sommerville & Associates

Bio: Sandra K. Fowler is licensed as a Certified Public Accountant by the State of Texas.  In 2020, she also achieved status as a Certified Payroll Professional by the American Payroll Association. Sandra has spent her 20-year career working with churches and nonprofit organizations, with a focus on payroll and tax compliance. She is currently the payroll services manager at Sommerville & Associates, P.C where she manages ongoing payroll processing and payroll reporting for her clients.

Year End Tasks for Churches

As the year is ending and we are gearing up for 2023, there are certain tasks that your church should accomplish to finish strong and ease the transition to the new year. In this session, we will discuss some of these tasks, including charitable contribution cutoff and receipting, yearend compensation and payroll reporting, annual payroll elections and updates, worker classification, reporting vendor payments, annual policy updates and acknowledgements, and budgeting considerations.


Sean Bublitz 

The Unstuck Group

Bio: Sean has spent time over the past two decades at Community Christian Church (Naperville, IL) and Granger Community Church (Granger, IN) serving in weekend service, arts, and senior leadership roles. He now serves full time as part of the Unstuck team and lives with his wife and 5 kids in Granger, IN.

Topic: Funding Your Strategic Plan
Every day, you make decisions with your money. You decide which aspects of your ministry are a priority for growth and which should be pruned. As you clarify future direction for your church, funding the vision is one of the most important matters to address. The future of your church will be largely determined by how you direct your resources.

It’s time to align your budget with your strategy to fully fund your vision.

More information coming soon

CEU/CPE Information

Participants will be rewarded with 0.6 CEUs for completing the entire day of FastTrack. CEUs will count towards CCA Certification and retention. If you are interested in enrolling in certification fill out the registration form here. If you have any questions direct them to Darby Roach at
The National Association of Church Business Administration (NACBA), doing business as The Church Network (TCN), 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 submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website:

NACBA has been approved by the NASBA to provide CPE credit for "Group Live" and "Group Internet Based" programs, so certain workshops offered at our national conference and certain of our Webinars are eligible for CPE credit. Our NASBA sponsor ID is 115907. 

NACBA is registered with the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy as a CPE sponsor. This registration does not constitute an endorsement by the board as to the quality of our CPE program. Our Texas sponsor ID is 010089.

In order to receive CPE credit, you must be registered for the webinar; you may not be an unregistered person participating in a group setting.