NACFC Introduces Executive Pastor John Parrott of Discovery Church in Orlando for September 16 Conference Session
September 8, 2020
ORLANDO, Fla. — The National Association of Christian Financial Consultants (NACFC, www.nacfc.org), a leading proponent of Biblically Responsible Investing, is supporting financial advisors nationwide during this challenging time by presenting the fourth of six sessions in its free virtual conference “Alignment 2020,” set for September 16.
NACFC is committed to providing tools, information and motivation for consultants to use during 2020 and beyond as many advisors diligently work to rebuild their practices during the COVID-19 pandemic. Since June, NACFC has hosted virtual conference sessions for financial advisors on the third Wednesday afternoon in the month. NACFC has lined up expert speakers to deliver vital counsel for Christian financial advisors to pass along to clients across the nation.
“Each session is designed to increase your ability to care for your clients, build a stronger more successful practice, and grow deeper in relationship with God,” said NACFC president Mark Minnella. “The Alignment conference is not about a new technique, it is about a more perfect business life.”
Minnella says Christian financial advisors play a vital role in preventing business from dealing falsely — and when these advisors are shut out, the consequences are obvious.
“Fake balance sheets are discovered in huge corporations; fraud, corruption and deceit fill the headlines, all illuminated for investors and the general public alike,” Minnella wrote in a recent op-ed at Townhall.com.
The fourth session of NACFC’s “Alignment 2020” virtual conference, on Wednesday, September 16, at 4:00 p.m. EST, will focus on the topic “Called to Serve: Aligning Your Business with Service,” presented by John Parrott, Executive Pastor at Discovery Church in Orlando, Florida.
Parrott began his time at Discovery Church by serving as the Campus and Worship Arts Pastor. His passion for teaching God’s word within the content of cultural origin has led him to study in Israel and Turkey. These experiences equipped him for his current pastoral roles at Discovery Church. As a professional musician, Parrott continues to use his musical gifts to lead worship.
In this fourth “Alignment 2020” session, Parrott will discuss the importance of answering God’s call of service in life generally as well as in a specific field of work. He will motivate and encourage attendees to seek God’s call, determine where He is directing them, and discern how to obey God’s calling in the workplace. Parrott will challenge attendees to understand God’s calling as a visible demonstration of the love and hope found in their faith in Christ.
Previous “Alignment 2020” speakers have included Alan Ross, Founder and CEO of Kingdom Companies; Jeff Cave, director of Institutional Markets for Eventide; and Zachary Covert, Director of Advisor Relations for Timothy Plan in the Northeastern and Midwestern U.S. These sessions are still available for members at nacfc.org/alignment-2020. Other expert speakers who will present timely topics over the six-month span of the virtual conference sessions include the following:
- SESSION #5—OCTOBER 21: Leadership Requires Balance. Speaker: Brent Owens
- SESSION #6—NOVEMBER 18: If Jesus Were My Advisor. Speaker: Randy Alcorn (pending)
NACFC is now offering the remaining sessions of the “Alignment 2020” virtual conference free of charge to anyone, member or guest.
Sessions are expected to run for one hour, and special sessions and sponsor presentations may be added. The name of one person from those who attend all six sessions will be drawn to receive free admission to the 2021 NACFC conference.
The mission of the National Association of Christian Financial Consultants is to teach, train and encourage financial professionals to learn, share and instruct biblical stewardship to individuals and families believing that “it profits a man nothing to gain the whole world and lose his soul” (Matthew 16:26). Members will glorify God by impacting their world for Jesus Christ through teaching and practicing biblical stewardship.
To interview leadership for the National Association of Christian Financial Consultants or for information about the 2020 conference, contact Media@HamiltonStrategies.com, Patrick Benner, 610.584.1096, ext. 104, or Deborah Hamilton, ext. 102.