Micro Course: Business Essentials for Church and Ministry

Introducing our Winter 2021 Micro Course on business essentials for the church. We will cover topics like church budgeting, personal finances, and cash flow.  Participants will be trained on protocols for management, developing a board, and hiring and firing staff.

Join the staff of Park Community Church (Chicago), cosponsored by Thrivent Financial, for this 4-week course course

Feb 23rd & March 9th, 23rd & April 13th
7-8:30pm CT 

Upon completion participants will receive an endorsement (Continuing Education Unit) from the Grow Center for Church & Mission, Northern Seminary.

  • Free to current students, not seeking academic credit (0 credit hours)
  • Current students seeking academic credit will be charged at their current tuition rate
  • $39 for alumni
  • $109  for the general public.



Northern Seminary students contact Kent Lau of the Grow Center at klau@seminary.edu

Northern Seminary alumni and general public register here:





Jonathan Masters
Executive Pastor of Park Community Church






Heather Goodall
Human Resource Director at Park Community Church





Michael-Zehfuss.jpgMichael Zehfuss
Chairman of the Board at Park Community Church





Scott Reffett 
Thrivent Financial Representative 








Laurie Steensma
Director of Accounting at Finance at Park Community Church


Session 1: Title & Instructor

Working Effectively with a Board and Board Chairman: Jonathan Masters and Michael Zehfus
Feb 23, 2021 7:00 PM CT

Session 2: Title & Instructor

Evaluating Employees, Hiring, Letting Employees Go, and other key Human Resource Practices: Jonathan Masters and Heather Goodall
Mar 09, 2021 7:00 PM CT

Session 3: Title & Instructor

Budget, Cash Flow, and Financial Statements: Jonathan Masters and Laurie Steensa
Mar 23, 2021 7:00 PM CT

Session 4: Title & Instructor

Personal Income, Budget, and Savings: Jonathan Masters and Thrivent Financial
Apr 13, 2021 7:00 PM CT


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