Protect Students from Sexual Abuse
Protect Students from Sexual Abuse
Churches need to develop solid boundaries and a good reporting structure.

When I started doing research for our Draw the Line eBook, my stomach was in knots. I began my process by Googling "youth pastor in jail sexual abuse 2013," expecting to find a few news stories. Within two days, I had over 30 individual cases, and I'd barely ...

United Way Now Accepts Bitcoin
Is your church ready for digital currency?
United Way Now Accepts Bitcoin

The United Way Worldwide (UWW) has decided to join "the digital currency world, announcing that it would begin accepting bitcoin donations," reports TheNonProfitTimes. "It is the latest 501(c)(3) to adopt the digital currency."

With a major charitable ...

Common Reasons Churches Go to Court
The number one reason has remained the same for years.
Common Reasons Churches Go to Court

In this audio interview with podcast host Tony Gill, Richard Hammar shares data he's collected from yearly reviews of cases pertaining to church litigation. For further insights into the issues covered in this interview, see "Top 5 Reasons Churches End Up in Court" ...

Church Management Roundup: 9.15.14
Five trends, tips, ideas, and stats to help church leaders manage well this week.
Church Management Roundup: 9.15.14

1. Use caution when changing employee policies. "For many churches, policies change. Additions and modifications are common. Church leaders often assume that additions and changes automatically apply to current as well as future employees. But this often will not be the ...

Tax Guide Reminder: September 2014
Don't forget this important date.
Tax Guide Reminder: September 2014

This infographic is one of many featured on ChurchLawAndTax.com. Find more infographics, including a full-year tax guide timeline infographic.

For expert help with all of your church's tax questions, check out the 2014 Church & Clergy Tax Guide.

Join Richard Hammar, ...

Staff Compensation Consumes a Major Portion of Large Church Budgets
New finding closely mirrors Christianity Today's church budget study.
Staff Compensation Consumes a Major Portion of Large Church Budgets

Large churches spend slightly less than half their total budget on staffing costs, according to a study released today by Leadership Network in partnership with Vanderbloemen Search Group. The 2014 Large Church Salary Report is based on responses from 727 churches in North ...

Beware of Tax and Investment Scams
If it's too good to be true ...
Beware of Tax and Investment Scams

In this audio interview with podcast host Tony Gill, Richard Hammar discusses why church leaders should be aware that tax and investment scams are sometimes directed at churches. For further insights into the issues covered in this interview, see "Watch Out for Tax Scams," ...

Resources

Essential Guide to Managing Risk for Church Boards

Essential Guide to Managing Risk for Church Boards

Churches take on risks that can create legal liabilities; become good risk managers.
Stacking Up Electronics In The Church

Stacking Up Electronics In The Church

Explore legal issues for cell phone use, texting, and email for church workers.