Continuing Education


September 18 - November 6, 2017

Parish leadership and management are critical skills for clergy, but most clergy do not come to ordination from business leadership positions. Yet, these skills are necessary for proper direction of staff, vestry, and volunteers. This course will include canonical requirements, clergy leadership, parish roles and responsibilities, accountability, clarity of lexicon, parish monies, how to read church financial statements, understanding audits, parish policies and procedures, internal control, and ... what to ask when interviewing for a position.

Instructor: James Jordan, CPA

 James B. Jordan, CPA, MBA, has audited over 200 churches of various denominations. He has lectured seminary classes at Virginia Theological Seminary and Sewanee, and teaches Continuing Education Unit courses in the classroom and online for Church Divinity School of the Pacific. He is a frequent presenter at Diocesan Ministry Fairs and at the Episcopal Business Administrators Conference. He lives in Noonan, Georgia.