The 508 Company Presents

The 508 Conference

The 508 Conference provides information and insight to help you start and operate a ministry that takes back your First Amendment religious rights, allows you to fully operate according to your Biblical faith, and protects the privacy of your donors. Our goal is that you leave The 508 Conference with everything you need to succeed and impact future generations. “The harvest indeed is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Pray therefore that the Lord of the harvest will send out laborers into his harvest.” – Matthew 9:37-38

August 28-30, 2024
$995 for Two Conference Attendees
$500 Virtual Conference Pass
Food and Lodging Included
3 Days and 2 Nights

About The 508 Conference

Operating a ministry is exciting and rewarding, but can be overwhelming. The Lord puts it this way, “For which of you, desiring to build a tower, doesn’t first sit down and count the cost, to see if he has enough to complete it? Or perhaps, when he has laid a foundation and isn’t able to finish, everyone who sees begins to mock him, saying, ‘This man began to build and wasn’t able to finish.’” (Luke 14:28-30) The fact that 50% of nonprofits fail within their first year is the reason it’s imperative that men and women of faith have the tools they need to succeed and impact future generations.

Where is The 508 Conference Located?

Home to the U.S. Air Force Academy, Navigators, and Focus on the Family, Colorado Springs has a largely conservative population of almost 446,000.  Nestled against the foothills, the Springs (as the locals call it) boasts breathtaking scenery along with all the conveniences of a large city.

The beauty of the Glen Eyrie property in Colorado Springs, Colorado where The 508 Conference is hosted is perfect for connecting with God’s creation and other like-minded, God-fearing men and women.

What will you learn at The 508 Conference?

Below are some of the main topics presented at The 508 Conference among many other invaluable information you will learn from ministry, business, and faith leaders in their respective fields.

01.

What is a "508"?

Guidance on the four ways to to start a ministry that operates under Section 508(c)(1)(A) of the tax code, also called a “508”, presented by Corey Scott, founder and CEO of The 508 Company.

02.

What's the Difference?

The key differences between a 508, PMA, Corporation Sole, Free Church, Faith-Based Organization (FBO), and other ministry structures.

03.

Legal Compliance

Legal compliance session highlighting relevant ministry and tax-exempt court cases presented by an attorney Nick Farnsworth.

04.

Taxes, Taxes, Taxes

How to navigate tax benefits, deductions, and compliance for your personal, ministry, and business taxes presented by Matthew Hale, Certified Public Accountant (CPA).

 
05.

Financial Freedom & Stewardship

Financial freedom and stewardship session presented by Daniel Bailey, Financial Advisor and Regional Vice President at one of the nation’s largest independent financial services organizations.

06.

Ministry Spotlight Sessions

There will be special Ministry Spotlight Sessions from actual faith leaders operating successful ministries across the country including Dalena Wallace, Dr. Lisa Dunne, and more.

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Wednesday

August 28th

Conference schedule subject to change

Day One

Thursday

August 29th

Conference schedule subject to change

Day Two

Friday

August 30th

Conference schedule subject to change

Day Three

FAQs

What Should I Pack?

Bring your Bible and a journal or notebook to take lots of notes! The 508 Conference attire is business casual that’s less formal than business wear but still professional. It’s not a suit, but not shorts and a t-shirt, either. There will be professional photography and videography throughout the conference so think of how you want to be seen in photos and video beyond the conference. Be sure to bring a comfortable change of clothes and shoes if you plan to explore the beautiful grounds at Glen Eyrie’s 723 acres of awe-inspiring property in Queen’s Canyon on the front range of the Rocky Mountains. It’s summer in Colorado and weather can be unpredictable, so pack a light jacket and a couple layers, just in case.

What is the Cancellation Policy?

The 508 Conference requires payment in full at the time of registration. Registrations cancelled at any time prior to the start date will be applied as a credit toward any of The 508 Company’s Formation Services.

What are the Rooms Like?

Conference attendees do not select their own rooms. Rooms are assigned (including a couple’s own children, if applicable) by conference staff based on reservation size and availability. Glen Eyrie contains guest rooms located in 7 buildings, including the historic Castle. None of the rooms have televisions, although free wi-fi is available throughout the property. Rooms contain coffee makers, but no microwaves or refrigerators which are available for use in each building’s common area.

What if I Have Dietary Needs?

Please notify us of any allergies or dietary needs in advance when you register for The 508 Conference. Glen Eyrie’s Food & Beverage team can accommodate gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan and vegetarian diets with advance notice. However, Glen Eyrie is not a gluten-free certified kitchen, and cross-contamination may occur.

What if I can't attend in-person?

If you can’t attend The 508 Conference in-person, you can purchase a Virtual Conference Pass and you’ll receive full access to the session recordings, materials, and special behind-the-scenes content.

Live, In-Person Speakers

Corey Scott, Founder and CEO of The 508 Company

Corey is an entrepreneur who has worked in marketing and consulting since starting his own firm in 2011. Corey founded The 508 Company in 2022, and has helped almost 100 ministries and churches across the country start their 508s. Corey has been married to his high school sweetheart Helen since 2005 and are homeschooling parents of six children, including a recent homeschool graduate. In 2020, Corey and Helen founded Wonder, one of the largest privately-funded faith-based homeschool music, arts, and enrichment programs in Colorado serving over 60 families and more than 170 students every year.

Nicholas T. Farnsworth, Esq.

Nick is an attorney licensed to practice law in Colorado and Arizona based out of Colorado Springs. After beginning his career with a local business law and civil litigation firm, Nick launched his own practice in August 2022 focused on solving problems and crafting practical solutions for individuals, families, and small businesses. Nick’s areas of expertise include business and non-profit law, real estate matters, estate planning, and probate.

Mathew Hale, Founder of Salt of the Earth CPA

Matthew is a licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in the State of Tennessee. He is a husband, father of three girls, and owner of Salt of the Earth CPA. Matthew founded Salt of the Earth CPA in 2024 after several years of practice and working with clients across the globe. He values serving those in need, across all states, to help businesses and families with their financial and tax needs. Because of his years of experience with 508s and strategic tax knowledge, Matthew is skilled in saving his clients on taxes, which allows his clients to use their funds in a way to benefit the community around them and those who are in need.

Daniel Bailey, Financial Advisor and Regional Vice President at Primerica

Daniel Bailey currently serves his community in Virginia as a Regional Vice President in the financial services industry. He has been operating his own business for the past four years in his hometown of Abingdon, VA. With his years of experience, he enjoys working with a variety of clients from individuals and families to businesses and have helped them achieve their financial goals. Through his relationship with Christ, he has been blessed to build a business that teaches the core concepts to personal finance as well as helping individuals with the most stressful topic in life, money. “I believe that money can create stress in our everyday lives and through time if not handle can cause a burden as well. Through education, knowledge and a financial plan, we can create goals and provide a clear roadmap to achieve those goals. Then in turn be able to fulfill our purpose and be good stewards of what God has entrusted us with.” 1 Corinthians 4:2

Dalena Wallace, Founder of Heartland Christian Ministries Association

Dalena is the founder of Heartland Christian Ministries Association and Wichita Innovative Schools and Educators (WISE), a collaboration of educational entrepreneurs in the Wichita, Kansas area. Dalena is a busy homeschool mom of six. She manages a co-op serving 35 local homeschoolers and operates a hybrid microschool called AIM High. She is the founder of AIM Educational Collaborative LLC which helps provide assistance and coaching for others who would like to build Autonomous, Innovative, and Missional educational models.

Dr. Lisa Dunne, Founder of Chula Vista Christian University

Dr. Lisa Dunne is a dynamic author, speaker, lifelong homeschooler, and the founder of Chula Vista Christian University, a mentor-driven, faith-based, debt-free model of higher education designed to counteract America’s highly dysfunctional government school system. She holds a Ph.D. in human development, a Master’s degree in communication studies, and a Master’s degree in human and organizational development. She is the author of several books, including The Multigenerational Marketplace, The Science of Social Influence, and Outsourced: Why America’s Kids Need an Education Revolution. Her forthcoming book is The Bachelor Epidemic: Confronting the Rise of Artificial Attachment. Her podcast is The Communication Architect, and her radio show MindsetMatters airs weekly on KPraise Radio.

Dr. Dunne is passionate about the transformative power of education, the primacy of the local church, and the stable family as the cornerstone of healthy culture. As an expert in Gen Z educational methodology and psychosocial development, she helps pastors launch church-based academic support centers to rescue their congregations from public school indoctrination. She has founded 32 homeschool-based academies across America. Learn more about her national work at AcademicRescueMission.com.

Dr. Dunne has been married to her British husband, Adrian, for 33 years, and they have two intelligent and compassionate homeschooled graduates who are their true resume. Learn more about her books, blogs, coaching, and resources at CVCU.us.

Don't Miss Out!

We believe the information you will receive at The 508 Conference will be life-changing and put you on the path to operating a successful, and compliant ministry with the peace-of-mind you deserve.

The 508 Company helps churches and ministries establish their nonprofits under Section 508(c)(1)(A) — the right way. Since 2022, The 508 Company has worked with and consulted almost 100 ministries and churches across the country in every time zone (including Hawaii!).