Event Details

Ministry Renewal Forum I
February 06
7 00 PM to 9 00 PM

2017 Church Legal and Operational Briefing

Join us as our distinguished panel of experts provide a briefing on:

  • Recent Developments Impacting Your Church
  • 5 Critical Areas of Church Compliance You Must Know Now
  • Fraud and Document Security Dangers Facing the Church


Erika E. ColeErika E. Cole, Esq.
Founding Partner
The Law Offices of Erika E. Cole

Known as The Church Attorney, Erika has dedicated her professional career to helping denominations and churches of all sizes ensure that their legal affairs are in order so they can focus on fulfilling their God-given mission, spreading the Gospel, and serving their communities. As one of only a handful of attorneys in the nation who exclusively practices Church Law, Erika E. Cole, Esq. has been described by church leaders who have benefited from her counsel as “an absolute five-star professional and a cutting edge leader in the field of church compliance issues” and the attorney who provides information “essential to the overall health and well-being of houses of worship”.

Rob EbyRob Eby, CPA
Partner, Nonprofit & Association Services Group
Aronson LLC

As the lead partner in Aronson LLC's Nonprofit and Association Services Group, Rob Eby is a strategic leader with more than 25 years of professional experience. He is a results-driven practitioner who specializes in assurance and consulting services for clients that include associations, faith-based organizations, foundations, schools and service organizations. He also sits on the board of the Aronson Foundation and is a board member of Interfaith Works, a nonprofit that serves the needs of poor and homeless populations in Montgomery County, MD. He was a contributing author to ASAE’s The Financial Management Handbook for Associations and Nonprofits, and the Nonprofit Controllers Manual.

John C. Van Drunen, Esq., CPA
Executive Vice President and General Counsel
Evangelical Counsel for Financial Accountability (ECFA)

Since 2010, John has served as a coauthor on the Zondervan Minister’s Tax & Financial Guide and the Zondervan Church and Nonprofit Tax & Financial Guide with Dan Busby and J. Michael Martin. In 2016, the three of them released another book titled The Guide on Charitable Giving for Churches and Ministries. John serves with ECFA as executive vice president and general counsel. In this role he has the joy of co-laboring with church and ministry leaders in the faithful administration of ministry.



First Baptist Church of Glenarden Ministry Center
3600 Brightseat Road
Landover, MD 20785



Project Bridges Ministry Renewal Forums are held three times per year to address pertinent ministry issues and provide an opportunity to network and obtain strategic updates with government, community and faith-based leaders. The forums are free. However, registration is required as space is limited. Register online by Wednesday, February 1, 2017.

For more information, call 301-386-0300.

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