CMA Conference & Exhibition

Brisbane 2025

10-11 June 2025, Brisbane
CMA Members

Two-day event



Two-day event


Brisbane 2025

The 2024 conference is over, but super-earlybird registration for Brisbane 2025 is now open. 

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The program and topic details on this website currently refer to the 2024 event, so it’s no longer accurate, but until we are more advanced with the Brisbane program, the content on this site will give you a feel for what the conference usually entails.

The CMA Conference is one of Australia’s premier professional development events for the leaders, board members and managers of the Christian sector.


Our theme for 2024 was ‘Redemptive’ drawing on the work of Praxis Labs, particularly ‘The Redemptive Nonprofit‘.  CMA has for many years encouraged Christian organisations to consider the progression from compliance, to effectiveness, to excellence. We believe that is still a worthwhile pursuit, but of course there is nothing uniquely Christian about any of these terms. However we are now considering what it means to extend from excellence to REDEMPTIVE – adding the dimension that brings Christ more explicitly into our organisational culture and behaviour. Just under 500 people joined us in Melbourne, and loved engaging around the theme.


10 – 11 June 2025


Brisbane Convention Centre

Extra-earlybird cutoff

31 December 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.”

(previous conference delegate)

Conference features and benefits

  • Multiple inspiring keynote addresses
  • 40+ electives in six streams such as ministry governance, HR & workplaces, 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.

Here’s some of the 490+ delegates who came to the 2024 conference …

Finance Manager, Scripture Union NSW ~ National Relationship Manager, Baptist Financial Services ~ National Marketing Manager, Ansvar Insurance Ltd ~ Chief Operating Officer, ACOM ~ Director, The Lachlan Macquarie Institute ~ Board Member, EA Insurance Services ~ CEO, Southern Cross Kids Camps ~ Audit Manager, Saward Dawson ~ National Director, International China Concern ~ CEO, Korus Connect ~ Assoc Exec Director and Board Member, Baptist Mission Australia and Baptist World Aid ~ CEO, FEBC Australia ~ Finance & Risk Manager, NewHope Baptist Church  ~ Associate, Prolegis Lawyers ~ CEO, Australian Catholic Safeguarding Ltd ~ Principal, Fowler Charity Law ~ Manager, CYC City ~ Program Manager, Spark Ministries ~ Safe Places & Professional Standards Consultant, Churches of Christ Vic/Tas ~ Chief Operating Officer, YouthCARE ~ Administrative Assistant, EA Insurance Services ~ The Board Internship Administrator, CMA ~ Accounting & Payroll , NewHope Baptist Church  ~ Manager, CYC The Island ~ EA to the Principal, Moore Theological College ~ Board Intern, Anglican Aid ~ Principal & CEO, ACOM ~ Operations Manager, Anglican Aid ~ General Manager, C3 Church Mount Annan ~ Director, Beyond Accountancy Services Pty Ltd ~ Chair, Anglican Deaconess Ministries ~ Partner, Saward Dawson ~ Manager, Transformational Giving, Tearfund Australia ~ Director, Anglican Insurance And Risk Services ~ Head of Finance & Administration, Baptist Churches Western Australia ~ Media and Communications Director, SIM Australia  ~ Director, Pluri ~ CEO, For Purpose Leadership ~ National Director, FamilyVoice Australia ~ Chair, Mt Tamborine Convention Centre ~ Board Chair, Churches of Christ in WA ~ Board Member, Habitat for Humanity Australia (VIctoria) Inc ~ Manager, Baplink ~ Marketing & Digital Manager , Baptist Financial Services ~ HR Coordinator, City on a Hill ~ National Relationship Manager, Anglican Funds Management ~ Group Director, Operations, Scripture Union Australia ~ Partnerships Director, Vision Christian Media ~ Associate, Prolegis Lawyers ~ Personal Assistant to ND, CMA ~ Board Member, Full Gospel Assembly Melbourne ~ Administrator, Victor Harbor Baptist Church ~ National Director/CEO, Pioneers of Australia ~ Executive pastor , Full Gospel Assembly Melbourne ~ Chief Operating Officer, Christian Education Ministries  ~ Head of Finance and Corporate Services , Parramatta Mission ~ Chief Finance Officer , Global Mission Partners ~ CEO, EA Insurance Services ~ National Account Manager, Media Sales Australia ~ Administration & Supporter Relations, Langham Partnership Australia ~ Director, Baptist Financial Services ~ Director, Neometric ~ Board Chair, Compassion AU ~ Head of Operations (Australia), Barnabas Aid ~ CEO, Baptist Financial Services ~ Partnerships & Fundraising Manager, Crossway LifeCare ~ CEO, Anglican Insurance And Risk Services ~ Operations Manager, Caringbah Baptist Church ~ Board Chair, SIM Australia  ~ Manager, CYC Forest Edge ~ Board Member, CMA ~ Chief Executive Superannuation, Australian Ethical Investments ~ Chief Operating Officer, Korus Connect ~ Senior Consultant, AMB Accounting Services ~ Director, Reposition Pty Ltd ~ CEO, YouthCARE ~ Director, Barnabas Aid ~ Executive Principal, Pacific Hills Christian School ~ Victorian Director, Local Leaders International ~ Principal, Charitas Law ~ Managing Partner, Thornburys Chartered Accountants ~ Chief Operating Officer, Moore Theological College ~ Board Intern, Hillcrest Christian College ~ Director, The Marketing Box ~ Board Member, Baptist Insurance Services ~ CEO, Prison Network ~ Fundraiser / Founder, Opal Fundraising ~ Finance and Operations Director, Interserve  ~ Director, Enriched HR ~ Director – central services, Baptist Mission Australia  ~ Principal Consultant, KMBC ~ Ministry Standards Pastor / Safe Church Educator, Baptist Churches Western Australia ~ Partner, Prolegis Lawyers ~ Acting Executive Director, Arrow Leadership Australia ~ Group Director, Engagement, Scripture Union Australia ~ CEO, Servants Community Housing ~ Board Chair, Scripture Union NSW ~ Managing Partner, Prolegis Lawyers ~ Administrator, Austral-Asian Community Church ~ Senior Manager, Communications and Donor Relations, Anglican Aid ~ Executive Pastor, City on a Hill ~ Fundraising Manager, Prison Fellowship Australia ~ Chief Financial Officer, Planetshakers ~ Corporate Secretary & Executive Officer, The Churches of Christ Property Trust (NSW) ~ CEO, Benwerren ~ Finance Manager, GLO Ministries ~ CEO , PeaceWise ~ Chief Executive Officer, Christian Venues Association ~ Business Manager, Global Recordings Network Australia ~ Acting Principal, St Mary’s Coptic Orthodox College ~ Board Chair, Overflow Church Medowie ~ National Director, CMA ~ Founder, MOVE YOU MEDIA ~ Strategic Project Manager , Baptist Financial Services ~ Director, Engage-Work-Faith ~ Manager – Communications & Volunteers, Global Recordings Network Australia ~ VIC Coordinator, Barnabas Aid ~ CEO, Entrust Foundation ~ Manager, CYC Ministries ~ Board Chair, EA Insurance Services ~ Senior Accountant, Planetshakers ~ Board member – Director, Chinese Christian Church ~ Manager, CYC Adanac ~ ERM Product Development Consultant, Ansvar Insurance Ltd ~ CEO, AIFC ~ Business Manager, Wesley Mission ~ CEO, Wycliffe Bible Translators Australia ~ Director of Business, Flinders Christian Community College ~ Board Secretary, Medical Mission Aid Inc ~ Coordinator – Ops, Systems, Compliance, Baplink ~ Church Consultant, Baptist Union of Victoria ~ Redemptive Lab Lead, Melbourne Praxis Redemptive Labs Host ~ Leadership Coach, Praxis Labs Melbourne ~ Philanthropy and Partnerships , Payton Foundation  ~ Board Member, Southern Cross Kids Camp ~ Interim Regional Director, Oceania, Generosity Path ~ CFO, Laidlaw College ~ CEO, CMS Australia ~ Owner, Reward Consulting ~ CEO, Schools Ministry Group ~ President, Integricare ~ Director, Neometric ~ General Manager, Eastern College Australia ~ Director of Regional Ministries, Wycliffe Bible Translators Australia ~ Counsellor and Educator, AIFC ~ Partnerships Manager, ACOM ~ Finance Manager, Prison Fellowship Australia ~ Board Intern, Korus Connect ~ Company Secretary , WEC international  ~ Head of Customer, Schools Ministry Group ~ Fundraising & Events  , Southern Cross Kids Camps ~ Director of Financial Services, Queensland Baptists ~ Director, Baptist Financial Services ~ Director, Baptist Financial Services ~ Treasurer, Add Ministry ~ Relationship Manager, Scripture Union NSW ~ General Manager, Northwest Community Ministries Pty Ltd ~ Business Manager, ACC International Relief Inc. ~ Director, Enriched HR ~ Finance Director, Church Missionary Society Aust ~ Board Member, Clayton Church of Christ ~ Insurance Manager, Churches of Christ Insurance ~ Board Intern, Churches of Christ in WA ~ General Manager, City Bible Forum ~ Head of Customer Experience, Ansvar Insurance Ltd ~ Executive Assistant, CMA Standards Council ~ Head of International Relations, Hillcrest Christian College ~ Director, Studio B Architects ~ Director of Ministry Partnership Development, City Bible Forum ~ Partner, Prolegis Lawyers ~ Vice Chair , Mt Tamborine Convention Centre ~ Board Intern, Scripture Union NSW ~ Change Manager , Baptist Financial Services ~ Finance and Account Specialist, Global Mission Partners ~ Registrar, Anglican Diocese of Tasmania ~ Director, What’sOn Consulting  ~ Project Manager / Director, One Foundation International ~ RUM SME & Business Packages , Ansvar Insurance Ltd ~ Chairperson, LPC ~ Company Secretary, SIM Australia  ~ National Director, SIM Australia  ~ Senior Leader – People and Culture, CAP Australia ~ Non Executive Director / Company Secretary , Engage Work Faith ~ Partner, Mills Oakley ~ Business & Development Manager, CMA ~ Board Chair, Gateway Baptist Church ~ Asst Relationship Manager, Baptist Financial Services ~ CEO, The Salt Foundation ~ Senior Associate, Mills Oakley ~ Office Manager, Benwerren ~ Operations Manager, Churches of Christ in Queensland  ~ Founder & Managing Director, BEECH Agency ~ Head of Baptist Camping Centres & Events, Baptist Churches Western Australia ~ Risk & Compliance Manager, Baptist Financial Services ~ HR Manager, Baptist Financial Services ~ Director, The Hiring Coach ~ Director, Baptist Financial Services ~ Melbourne State Representative, Vision Christian Media ~ Finance Manager, Churches of Christ in Western Australia Inc ~ Board Member, Anglican Aid ~ CEO, Baptist Insurance Services ~ Relationship Manager SA / NT, Baptist Financial Services ~ Director, Baptist Financial Services ~ Consultant, Prolegis Lawyers ~ CEO, Peirson Memorial Trust and Peirson Services ~ Underwriting Support Officer, Ansvar Insurance Ltd ~ WA Loans Officer, Baptist Financial Services ~ Board Intern, AIRS ~ Chief Executive Officer, Scripture Union Australia ~ CEO, Christian Youth Camps Ltd. ~ Executive Director, Katoomba Christian Convention ~ Board Chair, CMA ~ General Manager, ChildSafe Australia ~ Board Chair, Southern Cross Kids Camps ~ Board Chair, Baptist Insurance Services ~ Board Member, Bethel Funerals ~ General Manager, The Lachlan Macquarie Institute ~ Director of Finance, Gateway Church (Australia) Ltd ~ CEO, Open Doors ~ Board Member, Mt Tamborine Convention Centre ~ Underwriting Support Officer, Ansvar Insurance Ltd ~ WA Relationship Manager, Baptist Financial Services ~ Executive Manager, Victory Life Centre ~ Head of Finance & Administration, Servants Community Housing ~ Senior Loans Manager , Baptist Financial Services ~ Head of Communications and Media, Anglican Diocese of Melbourne ~ Board Intern, Local Leaders International ~ Managing Director Australia, Dunham+Company ~ Facilitator and Evaluator, Forum Design ~ Chief Operating Officer, Focus on the Family ~ National Manager Investor Relationships, Australian Ethical Investments ~ Chair, Baptist Financial Services ~ Deputy Chair, Clayton Church of Christ ~ Operations Analyst, Ansvar Insurance Ltd ~ Student Services Officer, Eastern College ~ Chief Financial Officer, Pioneers of Australia ~ General Manager Wellbeing & Education, Schools Ministry Group ~ Account Manager, EA Insurance Services ~ Board Intern, Leprosy Mission ~ Associate Director, Lucid Leadership ~ Professional Standards Officer, Baptist Churches Western Australia ~ Chair of Board, CCVT ~ CEO, Anglicare Tasmania Inc ~ Consultant, Planetshakers ~ NSW Assistant Relationship Manager, Baptist Financial Services ~ National Risk & Insurance Manger, Anglican Insurance And Risk Services ~ Practice Leader, Moores ~ Director, CoCreate Consulting ~ Board member, Medical Mission Aid  ~ CEO, Anglican Aid ~ Partner, Saward Dawson ~ General Manager , Australian Christian Churches ~ Snr Underwriting Support Officer, Ansvar Insurance Ltd ~ National Relationship Manager, Churches of Christ Financial Services ~ Chief Financial Officer, Churches of Christ Financial Services ~ CEO, Tearfund Australia ~ Board Member, CMA ~ Operations Manager, Churches of Christ in Western Australia Inc ~ Dean of Business, Alphacrucis  ~ Corporate Services Manager, Schools Ministry Group ~ CEO, Heartburst Digital ~ Marketing & Business Development Manager, EA Insurance Services ~ Operations and Partnerships Manager, Enabled ~ Board Intern, Southern Cross Kids’ Camps ~ Accounts Administrator, Baplink ~ Practice Leader, Discrimination and Employment, Vocare Law formerly Corney & Lind Lawyers ~ Account Manager, EA Insurance Services ~ National Director, OMF ~ National Director, Interserve  ~ Head of Impact, Prison Network ~ President, Alphacrucis University College ~ CEO, Belgrave Heights Convention ~ National Church Lead, Compassion Australia ~ Executive Director , Australian’s Together ~ Treasurer, Clayton Church of Christ ~ Board Member, CMA ~ CEO, The Salt Foundation ~ CFO, Door of Hope Christian Church Inc ~ Board Treasurer , MAF Australia ~ EA to the Chief Commercial Officer, Ansvar Insurance Ltd ~ Associate Professor, Australian Centre for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies, QUT ~ Manager, Lewis Counsel ~ CFO, Baptist Financial Services ~ General Manager, LinC  ~ National Marketing Officer, Vision Christian Media ~ Solicitor, Prolegis Lawyers ~ Business & Volunteer Manager , St Paul’s Lutheran Church Box Hill ~ Director of Ministries, Baptist Churches Western Australia ~ Senior Pastor, Clayton Church of Christ ~ Executive Director, Living Alternatives Ltd. t/a Pregnancy Problem House ~ CEO, Mt Tamborine Convention Centre ~ Board Member, Reserve Bank of Australia ~ Lead Pastor, Clovercrest Baptist Church ~ Partner – Workplace Relations, Turks Legal ~ CEO, CAP Australia ~ IT Manager, Baptist Financial Services ~ Nation Director, Steer Incorporated ~ Director, Intuition Legal ~ National Sales Support Officer, Media Sales Australia ~ Finance Director, City on a Hill Movement ~ Operations Manager, Baptist Financial Services ~ Lead Pastor, Hillside Church ~ Support-raising Manager , Reach Australia  ~ CEO, Bethel Funerals ~ CEO, Seed ~ CEO, Positive Media ~ CEO, Power to Change ~ Business & Finance Director, CMS NSW & ACT Limited ~ Business Solutions Manager, Baptist Financial Services ~ Director of People & Operations, Gateway Church Australia ~ Mission Support Manager, CMS Australia ~ Board Deputy Chair, Korus Connect ~ CEO, Crossway LifeCare ~ Board Director, Local Leaders International ~ Elder/Director, The Chinese Christian Church ~ Secretary, Clayton Church of Christ ~ Board Intern, Pioneers ~ Treasurer, St Kilda Presbyterian Church ~ Assistant Account Manager, EA Insurance Services ~ Director of Partner Development Australia, Dunham+Company ~ CFO, SIM Australia  ~ Board Intern, CMA ~ Board Intern, Peacewise ~ Lead Pastor, Victor Harbor Baptist Church ~ Government & Community Relations Lead,, YouthCARE ~ Partner, Colin Biggers & Paisley ~ Executive Director, CMA Standards Council ~ Chief Risk & Compliance Officer, Churches of Christ Financial Services ~ Manager, CYC Phillip Island Adventure Resort ~ CEO, Anglican Diocese of Willochra  ~ Business Manager, Elevation Church ~ Chair, Clayton Church of Christ ~ Board Member, Bethel Funerals ~ Director, Studio B Architects ~ Business Manager, Frankston Life Community – Street Peace ~ Financial Controller , Baptist Financial Services ~ Senior Enterprise Risk Management Consultant, Ansvar Insurance ~ Relationship Manager, VIC & TAS, Baptist Financial Services ~ Snr Leader, Overflow Church Medowie ~ CEO, Prison Fellowship Australia ~ Group Sales Manager, Media Sales Australia ~ CEO, Anglican Deaconess Ministries ~ Finance Manager, CAP Australia ~ Executive Director, Habitat for Humanity Victoria ~ Senior Business Analyst, Baptist Financial Services ~ Director, Saward Dawson ~ Executive Pastor, NewHope Baptist Church  ~ Partner, Saward Dawson ~ Board Member, Scripture Union NSW ~ Principal, Lewis Counsel ~ Principal, John Peberdy Consulting ~ Senior Accountant, Planetshakers ~ Accountant, Discovery Church ~ Director, Anglican Insurance And Risk Services ~ HR Officer, CityLife Church ~ Head of Ministry Support & Standards, Baptist Churches Western Australia ~ CEO, Integricare ~ Board Intern, The Langham Partnership ~ Board Intern, Habitat for Humanity Victoria ~ Board Intern, CMA ~ Director , Vocare Law formerly Corney & Lind Lawyers ~ Group Director, Shared Services, Scripture Union Australia ~ Chief Commercial Officer, Ansvar Insurance ~ Snr Risk Consultant ERM, Ansvar Insurance Ltd ~ EA/Office Manager, Scripture Union NSW ~ State Manager – Victoria, Prison Fellowship Australia ~ CEO & Director of Camping, Baptist Camping Victoria ~ Regional Director, Jersey Road PR ~ Chair of Governing Board, St Mary’s Coptic Orthodox College ~ Director of Ministries (CEO), NSW & ACT Baptist Churches ~ Business Operations Manager, Riverview Church ~ Board Member, Bethel Funerals ~ Chief Executive Officer, PNG Christian Professionals Network Inc. ~ Executive Assistant, Baplink ~ Member Services Coordinator, Anglican Insurance And Risk Services ~ Director & Consultant, You Who ~ National Ministry Manager – Operation Christmas Child, Samaritans Purse Australia/New Zealand ~ Director & Founder, Lucid Leadership ~ Head of People and Culture, CityLife Church ~ Chair, Baplink ~ Office Manager & Executive Assistant to the CEO, EA Insurance Services ~ Cathedral Administrator, St Andrew’s Cathedral

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