June 1 • 10am-4pm – Greensboro, NC


We believe that every Church has the capacity to increase their giving and other income by at least 25% with the right equipping! Join us for a one-day event designed specifically to equip you to increase your church’s finances in order to more effectively accomplish your mission. Our team of experts will provide practical tools and insights to help you increase giving, capitalize on opportunities for other income, maximize your facility, budget for growth and make informed decisions. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to take your church to the next level.

Equip Events are designed with you and your team in mind. Our tailored workshops provide value to your organization through engaging and equipping your team with the best practices in the field.

Thursday, June 1

10am – 4pm

Definition Church

1806 Merritt Drive
Greensboro, NC 27407

What to Expect





Hands on Demonstrations & giveaways


Group Rate of 3+


Early Bird

before May 12





Austin Anthony

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Austin serves as the controller for Definition Church, a large church in the Greensboro area. He manages the overall budget and financial systems and processes of the church. He understands the budgeting and expense management necessary to keep a church on track financially.


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As a trained pastor and accountant, Tim Vaughn has spent the last 20 years helping pastors and church leaders make sense of their finances. His company, BeMissional Finance, provides bookkeeping, payroll, fractional CFO and coaching services for churches and non-profits.


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Mark is a fan of leadership – particularly, church leadership. His 16 years of pastoral ministry (youth pastor, lead pastor, and executive pastor) provides a platform of development and coaching for innovative churches. Mark understands the unique challenges of church leadership and leverages his strategic thinking to help churches excel at capital campaigns.


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David Batten is a fourth-generation builder with a heart for church ministry having served his church in various leadership capacities. His company, JH Batten, Inc., continues his passion for church ministry as he has surrounded himself with a team that has similar values with one goal in mind – to do what’s best for the church whether that means building, not building, waiting, repurposing, or renovating.


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Dr. Allen Holmes, author of Redefined “A Simple Path to a Hope-Filled Life,” and Lead Pastor of Definition Church for 23 years. His greatest passion is to see people cultivate an authentic, transformative relationship with Jesus.


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With over 24 years of experience in worship, creative leadership, management, and co-founder of the eTeam, Andy enjoys using his strengths to equip & empower local church staff & leaders to take next steps towards their ministry goals & team development throughout Virginia & the Carolinas.



Check out the full schedule and more.

Thursday, June 1 · 10am - 4pm
    • 9:30am – Registration opens
    • 10:00-10:15 – Check-In
    • 10:15-11:45 – Session 1 
      • Topics: Payroll & Bookkeeping – 
      • Bookkeeping: How to create, monitor, report, evaluate, project your budget each year that facilitates growth, ministry, and health. Learn various best practices & bookkeeping principles used by churches 
      • Payroll: Payroll encompasses more than you might imagine, Payroll includes not only paying your employees but also documenting benefits & withholding taxes. Learn how to classify an individual as a contractor or employee. Why do you need a streamlined system with your payroll? Learn how to go from time-consuming, manual entry to an efficient streamlined digital system. Ministerial payroll is unique with housing allowance, withholding, FICA & Social Security that are unique to pastors. Unique payroll for clergy. 
    • 11:45-12:45 – Lunch 
    • 12:45-2:15 – Session 2
    • Topics: Budgeting & Facilities
    • Budgeting: Church budgeting is always a unique challenge. Churches rely on donations that are not guaranteed and can fluctuate throughout the year. It can feel like an odd mixture of faith and science to forecast what your annual income for your church will be. Learn how to forecast, create, and monitor your budget throughout the year to make adjustments at just the right time.
    • Facilities: Did you think you would be managing a facility when you became a pastor? From who cuts the lawn to who will be paying the light bill, learn best practices for weekly and long-term facility maintenance so that visitors have a great first impression while not taking up all your ministry bandwidth. 
    • 2:15 – 2:30 – Break
    • 2:30-4:00 – Session 3
    • Topics: Capital Campaigns & Building Projects
    • Capital Campaigns: Do you feel stuck in your current situation and find yourself thinking, if only we had some more money, we could hire that new staff member or get a permanent facility or upgrade your AV needs. Capital campaigns can be that resource to help you get unstuck and meet those goals. Learn how this could go from a dream to a reality. It’s more possible than you realize and healthier than you would expect.
    • Building Projects: Planning and executing on a building project is a  daunting task. Learn how designing and building a building for your ministry can be a reality. 

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