April 2016 Newsletter
Quick Links
Like us on Facebook       Follow us on Twitter


Bay Area Christian Foundation
looking for a part-time bookkeeper/ accountant (15 hrs. per week). Must be experienced in nonprofit accounting, accounting for CRU's and complex investments, and preparing the financial statements for the annual audit. Interested parties can send a resume or learn more about the position by contacting the CMA office.

has a business position open for  someone with good supervisor and business skills as well as ministry skills. Part-time to full-time as the department and responsibilities continue to grow. Contact EPIC at 916-348-4689.
How CalChamber Helps You
As a not-for-profit, the California Chamber of Commerce ( CalChamber) is a business advocate and HR compliance resource for California employers.
From the President
Several interesting articles for you this month. As you will see, we've touched on a number of topics, including; technology, short-term mission trips, auxiliary organizations, and changes in to California's pregnancy disability leave requirements.

If we can be any assistance to you on these and other issues that might arise in your organization please don't hesitate to contact us.

Yours in His Service,

Steve Boersma
Why Smart People Resist
New Technology ~ by Wayne Turmel
Ahhhh, technology! Brilliant minds work hard to create new, faster, better or easier ways to get our job done. Productivity goes up, seconds get shaved off tasks that add up to big savings in time, the company saves money, which in turn saves your job (work with me here, that's their story and we're going to accept it for the moment). Why, then, are smart, competent, usually motivated people so reluctant to adopt new workplace tools? (read more)
Raising Funds for Short-term Mission Trips
Summer is just around the corner and many churches and mission organizations have begun putting together short-term mission trip opportunities for their congregations and donors. Whether it is spending several weeks in the inner city ministering to the homeless or sharing the Gospel in a foreign country where you don't know the language, the experience of living for a short time in a different environment without all the creature comforts of home can be both difficult and rewarding. Seeing how God is working in the lives of the people in other parts of the work can be a life-changing experience. (read more)
Integrated Auxiliary
Organizations of a Church

The term integrated auxiliary of a church refers to a class of organizations that are related to a church, a denomination, convention, or association of churches, but are not legal organizations themselves. Men's and women's organizations, seminaries, mission societies and youth groups that satisfy the first two requirements below are considered integrated auxiliaries whether or not they meet the internal support requirement. Other organizations may or may not meet the definition of an integrated auxiliary depending on whether or not they can meet the third leg of the test. (read more)
Employment Law
Pregnancy Disability Leave Amendments
Amendments to California's Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) regulations have been approved and will take effect on April 1, 2016. The amended regulations include clarifications regarding pregnancy disability leave, as well as changes to the mandatory pregnancy disability leave poster requirement - "Your Rights and Obligations as a Pregnant Employee." California's pregnancy disability leave laws apply to any employer with five or more full-time or part-time employees and to all California public sector employers. (read more)
FREE and discounted Christian Ebooks! 

" David C Cook "is a publisher of Christian books of various genres. Offered this week is a  FREE pdf excerpt of  Building Up One Another  by Gene Getz. The book has been helping believers do just that since 1976, when Gene Getz first published what has since become a best-selling classic.

Click HERE for more specials!*

*Offers from David C Cook not necessarily endorsed by CMA.