CCNL Stewardship

Content Contributor: CLA Advisory Council: Billy Burnett, Vonna Laue, Stephen Oakley, Bob Lipps, Chad Carter, Bethany Palmer

Facilitator: Billy Burnett, CCNL, Pastor, Former Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Joni and Friends

Category: CCNL

Last Day to Register: April 10, 2017

Module Start Date: April 17, 2017

Learning Objectives

  • Learn the fundamentals of internal controls, policies and procedures that help a leader of a ministry to better steward its finances.
  • Comprehend the budget and financial reporting process and how it is an integral part of financial stewardship.
  • Review the significance of liability, employment laws and tax compliance in an organization and why the right counsel can be the difference maker.
  • Understand why the stewardship of talent acquisition; employee performance management, team development, and leadership alignment are foundational for a Christ-centered organization.
  • Develop a working knowledge of human resource administration, compensation, benefits, legal compliance, and the value of strong employee communications, engagement and satisfacton.

Module Overview

The module is designed to provide the leader of a nonprofit organization an executive-level view of what is required for the God-honoring stewardship of finance, tax, legal and people management and care. The attention to these foundational aspects of leading a ministry well is essential to establishing excellence and transparency. This module is required for all those participating in the CCNL program and is highly recommended for all executive directors, CEOs, COOs, CFOs and Human Resource Executives. (Two sessions in Financial Management; one session in Tax & Legal; two sessions in People Management & Care)

Requirements for Receiving Credit

Credit for the module will be determined on the following criteria:

  1. Successful completion and submission of five Reflection assignments demonstrating that the participant has read required resources and reviewed the presenetation content.
  2. Engage in all the topic forum discussions for all five sessions.

Required Textbooks

All required resources will be available for download from within the module, once it begins.

Facilitator Bio

Billy Burnett, CCNL, Pastor, Former Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Joni and Friends

Billy Burnett, CCNL, Pastor, Former Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Joni and Friends

Billy Burnett is the Former Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Joni and Friends International Disability Center which serves as the administrative hub for an array of programs that provide outreach to thousands of families affected by disability around the globe. He oversaw Finance, HR and IT functions. Under Burnett’s supervision, Joni and Friends has been consistently ranked as a “Best Christian Workplace” and highly rated fiscally managed organizations. With over 25 years in the aerospace field and seven in full time Executive Pastoral leadership, Burnett came to Joni and Friends and served 20 years. He was the subject of a television show – No Room for Hate – and of a book – Ordinary People, Extraordinary Faith. He was featured in Christian Leadership Alliance on equipping leaders and is the recipient of The Distinguished Alumni Award from his prior school district for service. Burnett received a Bachelor of Science from California State University; Certificate of Ministry from Palos Verdes Bible Institute-he is an ordained minister- and a Master in Business Administration from the Graziadio School of Business and Management at Pepperdine University. Additionally, he is a CCNL recipient through the Christian Leadership Alliance. He is married to Shirley Hood Burnett and they have two adult children and three grandsons.