On October 24, 2016 – October 25, 2016, a record-breaking 250 registrants converged upon the DFW Marriott South in Fort Wort, TX to attend the 10th Annual Ultimate Financial and Legal Conference. Alliance for Greater Works™ in collaboration with Sommerville & Associates, P.C., Ratliff & Associates, P.C., and Weycer, Kaplan, Pulaski, & Zuber, P.C. has offered UFLC for ten years. This two-day conference covered an array of topics, including financial, legal, human resources, marketing and fundraising.
The theme this year was sustainability. Whether a senior or executive pastor, a ministry leader, a CEO, CFO, human resource manager, IT, marketing or an administrative assistance, this conference was for everyone. Everyone in attendance came in anticipation of learning something new to take back to their respective organizations, as well as maximizing opportunities to network with other people of faith. Each day was power-packed from beginning to end.
Dr. David Ferguson, Founder of Intimate Life Ministries, facilitated the opening session called—Imagine a Different World! According to Dr. Ferguson, if you don’t like the “downstream” symptoms in your community, culture or organization, God has an ultimate upstream strategy—follow Christ then make disciples of men, who make disciples of men. Attendees learned how to implement processes for imparting faith through 40 outcomes of spirit-empowered discipleship.
Attendees also had the opportunity to engage in various sessions, including IT Strategies & Solutions with Nick Nicholaou, Noncash Donations with Frank and Elaine Sommerville, The Construction Process of Fraud Prevention with Steve Dawson and Ministry Risks Updates with Richard Hammar, just to name a few. For the first time, attendees were given the opportunity to participate in smaller, in-depth group discussions with each speaker. One 2016 conference participant said, “this was my first year attending and it is by far one of the best conferences I have ever attended.”
Attendees left the conference empowered, enlightened and equipped with tools to build sustainability in the church or nonprofit. We thank God for all who attended this year, and we look forward to seeing you at the 2017 Ultimate Financial and Legal Conference on October 23-24, 2017! Mark you calendars and plan to attend!