Tracking Receipts: Why One Church Has Only One Credit Card
Tracking Receipts: Why One Church Has Only One Credit Card
Five reasons this has worked well

Ed Marino has 14 years of experience as a church business administrator and recently wrote an article on using images on church websites that is one of ManagingYourChurch.com's most popular articles this year.I asked him for more wisdom on how to serve well as a church business ...

Church Playground Safety • True Steward Leaders • The Worst Leadership Decision: Management Roundup
Trends, tips, ideas, and stats to help church leaders manage well this week.
Church Playground Safety • True Steward Leaders • The Worst Leadership Decision: Management Roundup

1. Checking up on the church playground. "Nonsexual personal injuries often represent a top common reason churches go to court. … The best way to avoid a personal injury lawsuit is to implement a comprehensive risk management plan for your church. The plan should ...

Managing Underperforming Staff Members You've Inherited
Advice to help you navigate a touchy subject
Managing Underperforming Staff Members You've Inherited

Stepping into a leadership position may mean you will inherit an underperforming staff member. This can hinder your work, and the direction of the whole ministry, if the situation isn’t seriously addressed. We spoke with a few different pastors regarding this question: ...

PCUSA Okay with Gay • Dousing the Homeless • Church Ponzi Scheme: News Roundup
This week's news headlines that affect churches.
PCUSA Okay with Gay • Dousing the Homeless • Church Ponzi Scheme: News Roundup

PCUSA Okay with Gay

PCUSA Makes Marriage a ‘Unique Commitment’

The Presbyterian Church (USA) approved an amendment in its governing constitution that changes language on marriage from “a covenant through which a man and a woman are called” to “a ...

12 Frequent Burdens of Church Staff
Address these common frustrations to help those serving thrive.
12 Frequent Burdens of Church Staff

In recent conversations, people have asked what weighty issues church staff members bear. In response, I've listed the most common topics of pain we hear from staff.

1. Lacking time with senior leadership. Given the size of some churches, it may be difficult for staff ...

Church Overtime Pay • Connecting with Families • 4 Leadership Traits: Management Roundup
Trends, tips, ideas, and stats to help church leaders manage well this week.
Church Overtime Pay • Connecting with Families • 4 Leadership Traits: Management Roundup

1. Must church employees receive overtime for work unrelated to their jobs? "A few years ago, I submitted the following ques­tion to the chief counsel's office of the United States Department of Labor (DOL), Wage and Hour Division:

Must an employer pay overtime ...
Illinois Congressman Aaron Schock Resigns amid Inquiries into Misuse of Finances
A warning for leaders not to overstate reimbursable expenses
Illinois Congressman Aaron Schock Resigns amid Inquiries into Misuse of Finances

U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock (R-IL) has decided to resign after mounting pressure from the media and civil authorities over the misuse of tax dollars. His various financial indiscretions have been reported in various news outlets including Chicago Sun-Times and The Washington Post. ...

Resources

Understanding Wage and Hour Laws

Understanding Wage and Hour Laws

Learn about the Fair Labor Standards Act and how it applies to churches.
Internal Controls for Church Finances

Internal Controls for Church Finances

Learn how to protect your church's money.