CMA Conference & Exhibition

Earlybird open until April 26th

28-29 May 2024, Melbourne
CMA Members

Two-day event



Two-day event


2023 done. 2024 open!

The CMA Conference is one of Australia’s premier Professional Development events for the leaders and managers of the Christian sector.

Our 2023 Brisbane conference has now concluded, with just over 400 delegates attending. Some of the conference pages of this site still refer to elements of the 2023 conference, and will take a little time to update, but the 2024 conference is locked in for Melbourne Convention Centre, 28-29 May 2024.

Our 2024 theme is ‘Redemptive’, and earlybird registration is open until April 26th


28 – 29 May 2024


Melbourne Convention Centre

Earlybird Cutoff

26 April 2024

“I just wanted to say thank you so much for the fantastic conference that CMA put on this year – I felt like a sponge soaking up so much valuable professional development. As an employee of a faith-based organisation, a board member of a Christian School and a (past) council member of my church, I found it incredibly affirming, provocative and relevant in so many ways. Many thanks again to everyone involved in bringing such a high standard of professional development to the conference – I will certainly (continue) to spruik its benefits to those around me.”

(2022 conference delegate)

Conference features and benefits

  • Multiple inspiring keynote addresses
  • 40+ electives in six streams such as ministry governance, HR & Workaplces, Finance & Legal, Fundraising, and more
  • Exhibition hall full of organisations to serve and partner with you
  • Fantastic networking
  • Graduation and commissioning of our Board Interns
  • Special breakfast for accredited partners of the CMA Standards Council
  • Books & resources for sale
  • Stay abreast of legal, financial, risk and regulatory changes for our sector.

Just a selection of the 400+ delegates who attended Brisbane 2023

Board Chair, Churches of Christ Vic/Tas ~ Board Member, Southern Cross Kids’ Camps ~ Director – Administration, Queensland Baptists ~ Board Intern, Anglican Aid ~ Board Member, Christian Venues Association ~ Director, Megavoice Australia ltd ~ Board member, Brisbane School of Theology ~ Events Manager, NGS Super ~ General Manager Chaplaincy, Schools Ministry Group ~ Finance Manager , Scripture Union NSW ~ Operation Manager , Baptist Financial Services ~ CEO, R6 Digital ~ General Manager , Australian Christian Churches ~ Board Member, Nambour Christian College ~ Business Manager, Calvary Christian College ~ Neumann & Turnour Lawyers ~ National Director, CMA ~ Director, Scripture Union NSW ~ Executive Director Church and Community Engagement, Churches of Christ Qld ~ Director, NCLS Research ~ CEO, Scripture Union NSW ~ Ministry Coordinator, The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association ~ General Manager Sydney Services, Fusion Australia ~ Manager, The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association ~ Board Member, Peacewise ~ Director, Corney & Lind Lawyers ~ CFO, Door of Hope Christian Church Inc ~ National Manger, Investor Relationships , Australian Ethical ~ Board Member, Southern Cross Kids’ Camps ~ Consultant, Prolegis Lawyers ~ Partner, Saward Dawson ~ Board Member, Southern Cross Kids’ Camps ~ GM Corporate Services, Schools Ministry Group ~ Registrar/General Manager, Anglican Diocese of Tasmania ~ Company Secretary, Global Recordings Network ~ Director, Wycliffe Bible Translators Australia ~ CEO, Integricare ~ Board Member, Christian Venues Association ~ Board Member, FamilyVoice Australia ~ Board Member, Anglican Aid ~ Secretary , Mt Tamborine Conference Centre ~ Photographer, Ecosmart Ecology ~ Partners In Ministry ~ Board Intern, Langham Partnership ~ Board Member, FamilyVoice Australia ~ General Manager, CCCVAT MINISTRIES LTD ~ CEO, CMAA ~ Board Member, Bethany Christian Care ~ Marketing Consultant, Honey and Flint Communications ~ Executive Leaders Program Director and Coaching Director, Arrow Leadership ~ Group Sales Manager, Media Sales Australia ~ Director of Central Services, Baptist Mission Austalia ~ National Director, SIM Australia ~ Board Member, WEC International ~ General Manager Wellbeing & Education, Schools Ministry Group ~ Marketing Manager, Wild Hive ~ Deputy Head of College, Hillcrest Christian College ~ Mills Oakley Lawyers ~ Group Director Engagement, Scripture Union Australia ~ Senior Associate, Russell Kennedy Lawyers ~ CEO, Korus Connect ~ Director , Spark Ministries ~ Board Member, Medical Mission Aid ~ Finance Manager, Global Recordings Network ~ National Relationship Manager, Churches of Christ Financial Services ~ Chairperson, ICCSA ~ Director, Wycliffe Bible Translators Australia ~ Board Intern, Hillcrest Christian College ~ Prolegis Lawyers ~ Lead Pastor, Restoration Church ~ Treasurer, Add Ministry Inc. ~ Business & Operations Director, Interserve Australia ~ Principal, Charitas Law ~ Executive Director, CMA Standards Council ~ Chief Financial Officer, Planetshakers ~ Director, Margaret Scott & Associates ~ Manager, Lewis Counsel Pty Ltd ~ Director, Neometric ~ Chair , Queensland Baptists ~ Deputy Chair, Gateway Baptist Church ~ Client Manager, WSC Group ~ Board Member, CMA ~ Finance Manager , Baptist Financial Services ~ Head of Transformation, NGS Super ~ Board Intern, CMA ~ Sales Manager, 96.5 Family Radio ~ Executive Assistant, Scripture Union NSW ~ HR Manager , Baptist Financial Services ~ Board Intern, SU NSW ~ Chief Finance Officer, Global Mission Partners ~ Director, Saward Dawson ~ CEO, Emu Gully Adventure Education Group ~ Head of Finance & Administration, Baptist Churches of WA ~ CST Team Leader, Baptist Financial Services ~ Forge Leadership Consultancy ~ Finance Manager, GLO Ministries ~ Chief Executive Officer, Ansvar Insurance Ltd ~ McCrindle ~ Board Intern, Korus Connect ~ CEO, AIRS ~ Board Member, Christian Venues Association ~ Saward Dawson ~ Partnership Manager, Church Missionary Society Queensland with Northern NSW ~ Chief Executive Officer, Christian Venues Association ~ National Director, Steer Incorporated ~ Chief of Party, ICCSA ~ Chair, Rosenheim Trust ~ Secretary of the National Executive , INC ~ National Director, FamilyVoice Australia ~ Missions, Mt Tamborine Conference Centre ~ Quality Church Governance Coordinator, Christian and Missionary Alliance ~ National Manager | Employer Relationships, Australian Ethical ~ Board Intern, Southern Cross Kids Camp ~ General Manager – Risk Solutions, Ansvar Insurance Ltd ~ CFO, SIM Australia ~ CEO, Cornerstone Housing Ltd ~ CEO, Global Recordings Network ~ Director and Partner, The Future Leader Group ~ CEO, AEA Missions Interlink ~ Board Intern, Hillcrest Christian College ~ Board Intern / Staff, Local Leaders International / BFS ~ Executive Director, Pregnancy Problem House ~ COO, YouthCARE ~ Account Manager, Real World Technology Solutions ~ Business Manager , Christian Brethren Trust ~ National Insurance Manager , Churches of Christ ~ PA to National Director, CMA ~ Strategic Partnerships Manager, NGS Super ~ WEC International ~ Director of Financial Services, The Baptist Union of Queensland ~ CEO, Vision Christian Media ~ Partner, Argon Business Partners ~ Board Intern, The Langham Partnership ~ Financial Controller, Christian Youth Camps Ltd ~ Director Marketing, Benkorp Management Services ~ Chair of Council, Church Missionary Society Queensland with Northern NSW ~ Director, Arrow Leadership Australia ~ Operations Director, Dunham+Company ~ District Administrator, Lutheran Church SA-NT District ~ Board Chair, AIFC ~ Support Engineer, Real World Technology Solutions ~ Relationship Manager, Baptist Financial Services ~ General Manager, Eastern College Australia ~ Board Chair, Global Recordings Network ~ Commissioner, ACNC ~ CFO, Dean School of Leadership, Australian College of Ministries (ACOM) ~ Senior Accountant, Victory Life Centre ~ Projects & Development, Australian Institute of Family Counselling ~ Director, Reposition ~ Board Intern, Leprosy Mission ~ CFO, Baptist Financial Services ~ Principal, Bickerton Masters ~ Board Intern, CMA ~ Chair of Australian Board and of International Council, Langham Partnership ~ Managing Director, Feldman and Associates ~ Director CEO, Wild Hive ~ Head of Ministry Support and Standards, Baptist Churches of WA ~ Accountant, Baptist Insurance Services ~ Board Intern, Churches of Christ WA ~ Office Manager & Executive Assistant to the CEO, EA Insurance Services ~ CEO, EA Insurance Services ~ Administrator, Austral-Asian Community Church ~ Director, Southside Anglican ~ Head of Operations, Local Leaders International ~ Director, Wycliffe Bible Translators Australia ~ Principal, Lewis Holdway Lawyers ~ Head of Risk & Compliance, Compassion Australia ~ Practice Leader – Employment and Discrimination, Corney and Lind ~ Marketing & Business Development Manager, EA Insurance Services ~ Director , Baptist Financial Services ~ Finance Manager, CAP Australia ~ CEO/Board Director, Unity College Australia ~ Pastor, Subiaco Church of Christ ~ CEO, SALT ~ Group Marketing Manager, Pacific Group of Christian Schools ~ CEO, Peacewise ~ General Manager, Bickerton Masters ~ Director, Planetshakers ~ Chair, Cornerstone Housing Ltd ~ Executive Director, Arrow Leadership ~ Mission Development Manager, Arrow Leadership ~ Chief Executive Officer, The Different Co ~ Board Member, FamilyVoice Australia ~ IT Manager , Baptist Financial Services ~ Partner, Mills Oakley ~ Company Secretary, WEC International ~ Board Member, Christian Venues Association ~ Chief Executive Officer, Baptist Insurance Services ~ Partner, The Waterjars ~ Director, ~ Network Business Manager, Trinity Network of Churches ~ Regional Director, Jersey Road PR ~ Staff Relations Manager, Christian Schools Australia ~ Board Member, Bethel Funerals ~ Board Intern, Peacewise ~ June’s Fundraising Letter ~ Director, Wycliffe Bible Translators Australia ~ Management Accountant, Scripture Union Australia ~ Founder and Partner, Prolegis Lawyers ~ WSC Group ~ Founder, Real World Technology Solutions ~ Student Engagement and Coursework Manager, Australian College of Ministries (ACOM) ~ Relationship Manager, Baptist Financial Services ~ Operations Manager, Churches of Christ in Queensland ~ CEO, The Archbishop of Sydney’s Anglican Aid ~ General Manager, The Lachlan Macquarie Institute ~ Consultant, John Peberdy Consulting ~ Managing Director, Dunham+Company ~ Finance Manager, Churches of Christ in WA ~ General Manager, INC Invest ~ National Relationship Manager, Baptist Financial Services Australia ~ Sr. Accountant, Hillsong Church ~ Executive Pastor, NewHope Baptist Church ~ Neumann & Turnour Lawyers ~ Personnel Director, SIM Australia ~ Founding Director , PeaceWise ~ Board Member, Global Trust Partners ~ Chair, Qld Christian Religious Instruction Network ~ CEO, YouthCARE ~ Director, Baptist Insurance Services ~ Board Intern, Christian Media and the Arts Australia ~ Board Member, Christian Venues Association ~ Board Intern, Christian Venues Association ~ CEO, WorldShare ~ Director, WEC International ~ CEO, Bethel Funerals ~ Group Business Manager, Pacific Group of Christian Schools ~ National Strategy Director- Youth, Power to Change ~ Community Facilitator, Clarety Community ~ Board Member, Mount Tamborine Conference Centre ~ Mentor – Christian women in governance, Spark ministries – Christian Women in Governance ~ General Manager, Crosslife Property ~ Investment Director, Australian Ethical ~ Chair, Brisbane School of Theology ~ Principal Consultant, Bickerton Masters – Arkhart Advisory ~ Chief Marketing Officer, R6 Digital ~ Owner, Opal Fundraising ~ Principal, Dale Smith & Associates Pty Ltd ~ CEO, African Enterprise ~ Board Chair, Bayside Christian College ~ Business Manager, ANGLICAN PARISH OF DALKEITH ~ Director and Leadership Coach, LUCID LEADERSHIP ~ Elder/Director, The Chinese Christian Church ~ NSW/ACT State Director, Barnabas Aid ~ Principal Director, House Counsel ~ Marketing & Communications Manager , Baptist Financial Services ~ Executive Director, Habitat for Humanity Victoria ~ Chair Board of Directors, Baptist Insurance Services ~ Managing Partner, Thornburys Accountants & Advisors ~ Managing Director, BEECH Agency ~ Church Consultant , Baptist Union of Victoria ~ CFO, Anglicare Tasmania Inc ~ CFO, Power to Change ~ Board Member, Church Missionary Society – Queensland and Northern NSW ~ Board Member, Bethel Funerals ~ COO, Australian College of Ministries (ACOM) ~ Operations Manager, The Archbishop of Sydney’s Anglican Aid ~ Chief Executive Officer, Strength Potential ~ Board Chair, Wycliffe Bible Translators Australia/Global Recordings Network ~ Chief Executive Officer, Langham Partnership Australia ~ Founder/Director, Entente Pty Ltd ~ Accountant, Nexus Church Ltd ~ Head of Customer Strategy, R6 Digital ~ Executive Director, CMS QNNSW ~ Chair, Baptist Financial Services ~ Chief Operating Officer, Korus Connect ~ Board Director , Baptist Financial Services ~ Director, Baptist Insurance Services ~ Board Chair, Southern Cross Kids’ Camps ~ Director of Church Partnerships & Content, Katoomba Christian Convention ~ CEO, Southern Cross Kids’ Camps ~ Moores ~ Cathedral Administrator, St Andrew’s Cathedral ~ National Marketing Officer, Vision Christian Media ~ Board Chair, CMA ~ CEO, CAP Australia ~ Design Executive, Wild Hive ~ YouthCARE ~ Chief Executive Officer, AIFC ~ Head of Corporate Services, The Different Co ~ CEO, Pluri ~ Executive Operations Manager, Fusion Australia ~ Marketing Manager, Wild Hive ~ Council/Executive member, Church Missionary Society ~ CEO, Mt Tamborine Conference Centre ~ National Finance Manager, Fusion Australia ~ Strategic Partnerships Manager, NGS Super ~ General Manager Development, Schools Ministry Group ~ WSC Group ~ CEO, Global Mission Partners ~ Finance Director and Company Secretary, Church Missionary Society – Australia Ltd ~ Board Member, FamilyVoice Australia ~ Director, Neometric ~ Accountant, FEBC Australia ~ Senior Relationship Manager, Samaritan’s Purse ~ Relationship Manager SA/NT, Baptist Financial Services ~ National Risk Manager , AIRS ~ Elder, Gateway Baptist Church ~ CEO, Youth for Christ ~ Board Intern, Arrow Leadership ~ Partner, Chifley Global Group ~ Accountant, Nexus Church Ltd ~ Executive Director, Special Projects, CMA ~ Board Chairman, FamilyVoice Australia ~ Board Member, CMA ~ Director, Sneddon Legal and Consulting Pty Ltd ~ Business Support Services, The Salvation Army ~ Co-Founder, Clarety Community ~ Chief Executive Officer, Fusion Australia ~ Partner, Saward Dawson ~ Accounts Manager , Southern Cross Kids’ Camps ~ Director, Wycliffe Bible Translators Australia ~ Chief Operations Officer, Southern Cross Kids’ Camps ~ Research Executive, McCrindle ~ Founder, Senior Leader, Heart for Kids ~ Director, Neumann & Turnour Lawyers ~ Former Intern, Hillcrest Christian College ~ Director, Gracify ~ CEO, Benkorp Management Services ~ Finance Manager, Global Mission Partners ~ Managing Director, Reposition ~ Group Finance Manager, Pacific Group of Christian Schools ~ Head of Digital, Heartburst ~ General Manager, Cornerstone Housing Ltd ~ Senior Minister , Darling Street Anglican Church ~ Business Manager, Pacific Hills Christian School ~ Business & Development Manager, CMA ~ CEO, Entrust Foundation ~ Business Support Manager, Baptist Financial Services ~ CEO, Prison Network ~ Dunham+Company ~ Head of Customer Experience, R6 Digital ~ Finance Officer, Restoration Church ~ Group Director Support Services, Scripture Union Australia ~ Board Member, Christian Venues Association ~ Director – Investor Relations, Prime Value ~ Chair, PeaceWise ~ Board Member, CMS ~ Senior Partner, Chifley Global Group ~ Board Intern, Habitat for Humanity Victoria ~ General Manager Housing and Clinical Services, Fusion Australia ~ Chief Wellbeing and Communications Officer, Bible Society Australia ~ Board Intern, Leprosy Mission ~ National Director, Power to Change ~ Company Secretary / Group Manager Risk Compliance & Assets, Scripture Union Australia ~ CFO, Hillsong Church ~ Partnership Youth Development Officer, Langham Partnership ~ Board Intern, Korus Connect ~ Chief Financial Officer, Vision Christian Media ~ Business Manager, Scripture Union NSW ~ Board Intern, Anglican Aid ~ CEO, Baptist Financial Services ~ Chair of the Board of Elders, Gateway Baptist Church ~ Director, The Lachlan Macquarie Institute ~ Operations Manager, Restoration Church ~ Group CEO , Scripture Union Australia ~ Partner, Prolegis Lawyers ~ Relationship Manager , Scripture Union NSW ~ Executive Assistant to Baplink Manager, Queensland Baptists ~ Board Member, CMA ~ Senior Leader – People and Culture, CAP Australia ~ Director, Pearce Davis ~ CEO, The Anglican Schools Corporation ~ Chief Risk & Compliance Officer, Churches of Christ Financial Services ~ Baplink Manager, Queensland Baptists ~ Cofounder, The Waterjars ~ Director, Finance, Risk & Compliance, International Justice Mission ~ Finance Manager, Adult & Teen Challenge WA ~ Head of People & Culture, Christian Youth Camps Ltd ~ Director, What’sOn Consulting ~ Board Intern, Local Leaders International ~ Director, Intuition Legal ~ Executive Pastor, Discovery Church ~ CEO, Bethany Christian Care ~ Finance Manager, Church Missionary Society Queensland with Northern NSW ~ Governance Manager, Calvary Christian College ~ General Practitioner, Silky Oaks Medical Practice ~ Clarety ~ Coordinator of Christian Education Services, Queensland Baptists ~ Head of People and Culture, The Different Co ~ Board Chair, Mt Tamborine Convention ~ National Account Manager, Media Sales Australia ~ HR Manager, Korus Connect ~ Business Project Manager, The Different Co ~ CEO, Schools Ministry Group ~ Board Intern, Habitat for Humanity VIC ~ Operations Manager, Churches of Christ in WA ~ Executive Director, CMS NSW & ACT Ltd

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