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This Week's Events
JAN

21

TUE
Tax Seminar
10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
10:00am-12:00pm - Session I
What’s New / Ministerial Taxation
(geared toward pastors and those dealing with pastor’s benefits packages)

12:00 to 12:30pm
LUNCH PROVIDED

12:30-3:00pm - Session II
Tax Considerations for Churches
(geared towards those responsible for church bookkeeping/accounting)

Each session will include time for individualized questions & answers.

This year's seminar will be led by Daniel Whitehurst, CPA. Mr. Whitehurst currently serves Texas Baptists as a volunteer for the Institutions Audit Group and as their outside consultant for minister and church taxation.

Churches have a special calling to handle God's money in a way that reflects true stewardship. It is important that church leaders stay up-to-date on important issues and changing laws that impact their churches. This seminar will provide all the information needed to do just that.

Topics will cover top legal issues facing the church,
building/operational issues, accounting and
auditing of the church, as well as key concerns for pastors. You'll learn about specific tax laws affecting pastors and churches as well as new & revised tax laws/procedures for the coming year.

This seminar is for:
--Executive Pastors
--Business Administrators
--Church Treasurers
--Church Office Managers
--Personnel Committees
--Finance Committees
--Building & Grounds Committees
--Anyone else who may be interested

Registration cost for the seminar is $5 which includes lunch.

Participants may choose to attend one or both sessions as applicable to their needs.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Thursday, January 16, 2020 at 5pm

Please contact Laurie Beth Scantlin at (830)334-2061 or
LBScantlinFRBA@outlook.com to register.
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A. Regeneration, or the new birth, is a work of God's grace whereby believers become new creatures in Christ Jesus. It is a change of heart wrought by the Holy Spirit through conviction of sin, to which the sinner responds in repentance toward God and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. Repentance and faith are inseparable experiences of grace.

Repentance is a genuine turning from sin toward God. Faith is the acceptance of Jesus Christ and commitment of the entire personality to Him as Lord and Saviour.

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