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Seminars

Rev. C. J. Taylor and other staff members are available to preach, lead worship, present seminars, conduct workshops and give presentations on a variety of topics including wills/estate planning, personal family finance, and retirement planning.

Below is a sample list of seminars currently offered by the Foundation. Seminars vary in length from 30 – 90 minutes, depending on your needs.

Free Seminars

Provide & Protect: New Ideas for Financial Peace and Security
This wills and estate planning presentation outlines what every adult in Texas needs in an estate plan. Learn how to provide for your family and loved ones with special needs, protect your assets, and make the best use of your charitable dollars.

Endowment Development
This presentation is primarily for Endowment Committees. It is designed to provide practical ideas to help develop a year-round plan to promote and develop an endowment fund and to foster planned gifts from the church membership.

Creative Stewardship
This program explores new, innovative and proven ways to support your church and charities.

When Your Church Needs to Build
In this seminar we review the process of building new facilities and remodeling or expanding existing facilities. The United Methodist procedures as listed in the Book of Discipline are also reviewed. Other topics covered include: working with an architect, obtaining loans, managing capital fund campaigns and working hand in hand with the Texas Annual Conference Center for Congregational Excellence.

Customized Presentations
Heartspring would be happy to work with you to create a special presentation to fit the particular goals and needs of your endowment, investment, finance, or other leadership committee. Contact us today to discuss your ideas and schedule a consultation.

Fee-Based Seminars

Clergy Tax Seminar
In February of each year, Heartspring partners with the Texas Conference Center for Connectional Resources to sponsor this event. Learn about relevant changes to current tax laws, payroll issues related to ministers such as employment status, housing allowances, reimbursable expenses, tax free benefits, retirement plans, and more. The seminar follows the current version of Zondervan’s Minister’s Tax and Financial Guide, a copy of which is included in the registration fee.

Church Finance and Legal Update Seminar
In February of each year, Heartspring partners with the Texas Conference Center for Connectional Resources to sponsor this event. Learn about relevant changes to current tax laws, and learn more about the basics of general church finance, including how to handle unique issues related to church employees and contractors, reimbursement plans, charitable gifts, tax deductible contributions, expense reimbursement, financial records and reporting, and more. The seminar follows the current version of Zondervan’s Church and Non-Profit Tax and Financial Guide, a copy of which is included in the registration fee.

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