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A Conference for Northern California Churches

BASS Convention Presenter: Augie Bau

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Augie Bau
Augie Bau

Retirement Benefits Consultant
MMBB Financial Services
Castro Valley, CA
917-209-9911
Augie.Bau@mmbb.org
www.mmbb.org

Rev. Augie Bau has served on the staff of MMBB (a church pension board) since 1990. He has a unique combination of ministry and business experiences. Augie received a BS from UC Berkeley in 1979, an MBA from UC Berkeley in 1987, and an MDiv from PSR in 1990. He is also a Certified Financial Planner (CFP), and he loves to help people with basic financial planning.

Rev. Augie is an ordained Baptist minister. His ministry experiences include directing a Salvation Army youth center, pastoring a new Asian American church, and serving as a street minister in the Haight Ashbury. Augie's preaching experiences have ranged from an evangelistic sermon on the corner of Powell & Market in SF to Allen Temple Baptist Church in Oakland.

In his free time, Augie plays full court basketball in the newly incorporated God First Sports (G1 Sports) league. This ministry reaches over 150 adults with the Gospel throughout the Bay Area. Amazingly, his teams won the championships in Spring 2019 and Summer 2019. He has pictures of his multicultural teams.




2020 Workshops

Pastors: Keys to a Successful Pastoral Transition

3/6/2020

Churches go through a transition when their Pastor resigns or retires. This workshop will discuss the keys such as forming a transition team, examining past history & future vision, finding an effective interim pastor, and conducting a quality search. The workshop will be led by Rev. Augie Bau and Rev. Linda Bergstrom. Augie has 30 years of experience on the staff of a denominational pension board, and he has witnessed hundreds of churches go through healthy as well as dysfunctional transitions. Linda has served as an Interim Pastor specialist for 13 years, and she has served 9 churches as an Interim Pastor in the Midwest and on the West Coast. The churches range from a variety of sizes and ethnicities, and she will share practical ideas about having a successful pastoral transition.

Evangelism & Outreach: Evangelism Through a Basketball Ministry

3/7/2020

We grew from a small basketball ministry in a church to a separate nonprofit organization (God First Sports) with over 150 players. There will be stories of evangelism and changed lives. We also welcome basketball players who are interested in joining our league.

Our workshop will include practical ideas and applications including the following: 1. Starting a basketball ministry 2. Forming a leadership team 3. Recruiting players 4. Reserving gyms 5. Developing fellowship materials for sports 6. Finding referees 7. Making a schedule 8. Posting videos of games 9. Incorporating as a nonprofit

2019 Workshops

21st Century Issues: Money Matters for Ministers

3/9/2019

We will look at key financial issues including a fair salary package for ministers, clergy taxes, and IRS regulations for churches.

2018 Workshops

21st Century Issues: Retirement Planning for Pastors

3/2/2018

I will discuss key issues and creative strategies for retirement planning for pastors. Both pastors and key financial leaders are welcome to attend.

I have over 28 experience in this field, and my educational background includes an MBA from UC Berkeley, an MDiv degree, the Certified Financial Planning (CFP) designation, and ordination as a Baptist minister.

2017 Workshops

21st Century Issues: Church Finances and Charitable Contributions

3/4/2017

I have over 27 experience in this field, and my educational background includes seminary and ordination as a minister, an MBA from UC Berkeley, and the Certified Financial Planning (CFP) designation. I will discuss excellent standards for church finances with an emphasis on charitable contributions. Pastors and key financial leaders are welcome to attend this workshop.

2016 Workshops

Pastors: Investments and Financial Planning for Pastors

3/4/2016

My background includes seminary and ordination as a minister, an MBA from UC Berkeley, and the Certified Financial Planning (CFP) designation. Based on over 26 years of experience in this field, I will discuss the basic principles of investments and financial planning for pastors. Lay leaders are welcome to learn some of the ideas which would support their pastors.


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21st Century Issues: Practical Tips for Church Finances

3/5/2016

Based on over 26 years of experience in this field, I will discuss some practical tips for church finances. Topics include charitable contributions and setting a pastoral budget. This workshop is designed for treasurers, pastors and finance leaders. There will be time for questions and discussion.


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2015 Workshops

Pastors: Creating a Fair Financial Package for a Pastor

3/6/2015

Based on 25 years of experience in this field, I will present the following topics: 1. Components of a fair pastoral compensation package 2. Nuances of a minister's housing allowance 3. Key benefits (retirement, life, disability, and medical) 4. Flexible spending accounts 5. Vacations and paid time off 6. Reimbursement of job related expenses 7. Steps for agreeing on a compensation package 8. How to determine a fair and adequate wage

This workshop is designed for lay leaders as well as pastors. Free and practical resources will be given out.

21st Century Issues: Practical Tips for Church Treasurers and Administrators

3/7/2015

Based on 25 years of experience in the field, I will cover the following topics. 1. Following best practices in clergy compensation 2. Setting up a fair and adequate pastoral budget 3. Providing comprehensive benefits for the staff 4. Navigating complex IRS regulations 5. Determining appropriate ministers' housing allowance

This workshop is designed for church treasurers, administrators, finance leaders, as well as pastors. Free and practical guides will be given.

2014 Workshops

Pastors: Safeguarding the Financial Health of Pastors

3/8/2014

Studies have shown that the burnout and turnover of pastors has increased. One of the factors is the financial stress on them. We will discuss how to establish a useful staff relations committee, determine fair compensation, provide adequate benefits, and meet IRS standards. This workshop is designed for both pastors and key lay leaders, and it will include several free resources for churches.


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2013 Workshops

Pastors: Church Finances and Clergy Taxes

3/8/2013

We will learn how to create a fair pastoral budget, analyze key components of benefits, and understand clergy taxes. Designed for both pastors and lay leaders, the workshop includes free resources.


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2012 Workshops

Pastors: Church Finances and Clergy Taxes

3/2/2012

We will learn how to form a fair pastoral compensation package, analyze the key components of benefits, review the current IRS regulations for churches, and discuss the nuances of clergy taxes. This is for pastors, church treasurers, and administrators.