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| ||The North Central Chapter of NACBA|
(National Association of Church Business Administration)
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May 16, 2013 - a presentation on Emergency Preparedness. Jon Nisja, a supervisor in the Minnesota State Fire Marshal Division, delivered a presentation on Fire Safety in Churches. You may see that presentation here.
March 21, 2013 - a presentation on Emergency Preparedness. Andrew Tomakso took notes, including references to further materials, which you can find here.
January 17, 2013 - Eric Thorsell of Success Computer Consulting did a presentation entitled “Technology Trends of Churches – for Everyone”. You may download his Power Point presentation here.
November 25, 2012 - Class5 Energy and Hallberg Engineering presented thorough material on energy efficiency; download their Power Point presentation here.
October 18, 2012 – Accounting and Financial Controls. At this meeting, a comprehensive Power Point presentation was used. It’s big (20mg), but you’ll find it informative and helpful. Get it here.
March 15, 2012 - Erik Thorsell of Success Computer Consulting made a superb presentation on computer security issues. He has generously made his handouts available for download below:
Top Ten Threats
Business Security Foundation
Simplified Business Continuity Planning
December 15, 2011 - CPAs Dave Leininger, Sue Savarese, and Betsy O'Berry led an exhaustive discussion on year-end financial matters; they have generously published the handouts. One is on Charitable Contributions and Unrelated Business Income Issues, the other a Year-End Procedures Checklist.
Be sure to check out National NACBA's Resource Page at www.nacba.net/Resources
Twin Cities Area Hospital List - Church people frequently need to track down members in hospital. To facilitate your search, you may download a comprehensive list of all Twin Cities Area Hospitals here.
Lector Pronunciation Guide - How many times have you heard a ley person reading scripture only to trip over one of those unpronounceable names? For instance, how do you pronounce Amphipolis anyway? It’s am.FIPP.oh.lis. Check for yourself here!
People who do not use Microsoft's Office suite of programs are frequently frustrated that documents written in one of these products arrive from time to time. Microsoft allows users to download free "viewers" for Word, Excel, Powerpoint, etc., by clicking in the appropriate place below.
Microsoft Office 2003-to-2007 Compatibility Pack. This product allows Office 2003 to read Office 2007 formats.
Microsoft Word Viewer allows customers without Microsoft Word to view and print Word documents.
Microsoft Excel Viewer allows customers without Microsoft Excel to view and print Excel spreadsheets.
Microsoft Power Point Viewer allows customers without Microsoft Power Point to view, display, and print Power Point shows.
Adobe Acrobat Reader. Similarly, Adobe offers their "reader", allowing people without Adobe Acrobat to read, display, and print PDF (portable document file) files.
Salary Calculator Spreadsheet - You can now easily compute new salary rates, including a single "catch-up" adjustment for retroactive increases. It is available here.
A Summary of Minnesota Statute 317a Governing Nonprofits
The complete Minnesota Statute 317a.
15-Passenger Vans Everyone is, of course, concerned about the abysmal safety record of 15-passenger vans. However, for those churches that own them, there is a retro-fit that can be done on them that greatly reduces the liklihood of a rollover accident. Information is available from a group called “Van Angels”. Find out more at
Minnesota OSHA (Occupational Safety & Health Administration) is THE resource to answer questions about safety issues. Be sure to check out their web site at www.dli.mn.gov/mnosha.asp.
To download current copies of IRS documents, such as 1099s, w2s, etc. go to
Get the current IRS Standard Mileage Rates here.
To get forms from the Minnesota Department of Revenue, go to
The Minnesota New-Hire Reporting agency is accessible at newhire-reporting.com/MN-Newhire/default.aspx.
Minnesota state employment posters are available free of charge from the Minnesota Department of Labor & Industry at www.dli.mn.gov/LS/Posters.asp.
Federal employment posters are available at
Immigration & Naturalization Service has the I-9 forms available for downloading at
Christian Ministry Resources, Matthews, NC. This fine organization has materials on risk management and church law. www.churchlawtoday.com/
All kinds of helpful publications are available from the NACBA national organization at
Luther Seminary offers Daily Devotions, as well as Stewardship Ideas by e-mail. Sign up at
The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) has great pages offering advice on records retention. Check 'em out at
Business Records, or Programmatic Records.