National Association of Christian Financial Consultants’ ‘Alignment 2020: Virtual’ Conference Kicks Off June 17
Six Online Monthly Conference Sessions Through November Will Equip Professionals to Align Planning Process with Client Convictions
May 14, 2020
ORLANDO, Fla.—With more and more spring and summer events “going virtual,” the National Association of Christian Financial Consultants (NACFC, www.nacfc.org) is planning an exciting, inspiring and informative online conference for financial professionals during the latter half of 2020.
Especially in turbulent periods in the current economy, NACFC’s conference theme of “Alignment 2020: Virtual” is particularly timely. Planned over six consecutive monthly online sessions—June through November on the third Wednesday afternoon of each month—the virtual event will equip financial planners and consultants to learn more about and be fully committed to Biblically Responsible Investing (BRI), while they help their clients honor God with their resources and engage with other advisors and industry leaders.
“While there are always trends and financial news for planners and consultants to consider, this season has posed brand-new challenges that few could have expected,” said NACFC president and co-founder Mark Minnella. “It is NACFC’s intent to equip them with tools, motivation, inspiration and wisdom to navigate these rough waters so they can, in turn, better serve their clients who desire to honor the Lord with their financial resources.”
The first online session of “Alignment 2020: Virtual” is set for 3:30 p.m. ET/4:30 p.m. CT Wednesday, June 17. The one-hour online session will feature Alan Ross on the topic of “Aligning Your Business with Godly Principles with the Help of the NACFC.” He will discuss how the conference series will help consultants utilize their practices to glorify God and experience growth, both personally and professionally.
Ross is the founder of Kingdom Companies, a ministry committed to equipping and encouraging Kingdom leaders to use their professional positions or business ownership as a platform for their own ministry. His passion is to develop “legacy leaders” who will carry on these principles through the marketplace and transform their companies, their communities and the culture.
“Alignment 2020: Virtual” will provide attendees with the education and resources to align their planning process with their clients’ beliefs and convictions. Additional goals are to align businesses with godly principles, align hearts with Christ, align practices with the community and “align yourself with others like you to reach those NOT like you.”
Other expert speakers who will present timely topics over the six-month span of the virtual conference sessions include the following:
- SESSION #2—JULY 15: Digital Engagement for Prospecting and Client Development. Speaker: Jeff Cave
- SESSION #3—AUGUST 19: Aligning Biblical and Effective Communication Principles. Speakers: Mark Minnella, Zachary Covert, Dave Hart
- SESSION #4—SEPTEMBER 16: God’s Calling to Finance, Called to Service. Speaker: John Parrott
- SESSION #5—OCTOBER 21: Leadership Requires Balance. Speaker: Brent Owens
- SESSION #6—NOVEMBER 18: If Jesus Was My Advisor. Speaker: Randy Alcorn (pending)
The virtual conference is free to NACFC members to attend. Non-members can join NACFC for the entire year for $195, which will include the 2020 conference fee. 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.
Minnella designed the first faith-based professional designation program, Christian Financial Consultant and Advisor, in the industry. He served on the board of directors for Timothy Plan, the first mutual funds family to screen for biblical values. Minnella’s extensive background as a leader in the faith-based investment movement brings valuable guidance and discernment to the portfolio management offered through Integrity Investors, LLC, which he also founded and leads. He is also the author of “The Wall Street Awakening” and a regular columnist with Townhall Finance.
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.
For more information on NACFC, visit nacfc.org. View the media page for NACFC here.
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.