Church Governance with Fr Brian Lucas 2023

Join Fr Brian Lucas, Director of Catholic Mission as over two afternoons as he presents a short course on Fundamentals of Church Governance and Administration & Issues with Incorporation of Church Entities . 

Day One: Monday 8 May, 2023 2PM-5PM (AEST)
Fundamentals of Church Governance and Administration

$85pp plus GST

An introduction to church governance (ideal for people newly working in church agencies in a leadership role, finance councils or church boards) for anyone interested in understanding more about governance covering:

1. The Church and its Structure
2. Church Organisations and Juridic Personality
3. Canon Law and Civil Law
4. Administration of Temporal Goods

Day Two: Tuesday 9 May, 2023 2PM-4PM (AEST)
Issues with Incorporation of Church Entities 

$85pp plus GST

In recent times more and more church entities are being established or reconfigured as incorporated entities. This presentation will outline some of the issues and challenges that rise from incorporation. It will outline the canon law relating to administration of temporal goods in way that are valid in civil law. It will then discuss the types of incorporation and their suitability for different types of church entity, raise some of the risks that need to be identified and mitigated, and explain the obligations on those who are directors and officers of incorporated entities.