Alabama Defense Law • Mass Shooting Responses • Deportations and Churches: News Roundup
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    Alabama Defense Law • Mass Shooting Responses • Deportations and Churches: News Roundup 
    This week’s headlines that affect churches and church leaders.

    Alabama House of Representatives Approves Defense Law. “The Alabama House of Representatives has approved a revision of the state's ‘Stand Your Ground’ law to specify that deadly force can be used to defend someone in a church. The Houses of Representatives ...

    4 Ways to Make an Agenda Work for You 
    Consider which approach may work best for your meetings.
    4 Ways to Make an Agenda Work for You
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    Robert’s Rules just wouldn’t have clout if it didn’t provide a standard order of business. It provides a six-part agenda that can get you started:

    1. Reading and approval of minutes
    2. Reports from officers, boards, and standing committees
    3. Reports from special committees
      Housing Allowance Appeal • FEMA Aid • Church Financial Trends: News Roundup 
      This week’s headlines that affect churches and church leaders.
      Housing Allowance Appeal • FEMA Aid • Church Financial Trends: News Roundup
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      Pastors Appeal Housing Allowance Ruling. “Religious leaders of all faiths are fighting for equal treatment while serving some of the nation’s poorest communities. In Gaylor v. Mnuchin, an atheist-led lawsuit threatens a 64-year-old tax provision that enables pastors, ...

      How to Start the Salary Negotiation Process 
      Tips for approaching conversations about compensation.
      How to Start the Salary Negotiation Process
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      Church staff and pastors are often great at dealing with people, but they aren’t always great at dealing with money. That’s especially true when it comes to negotiating their own compensation, says David Fletcher, executive pastor of First Evangelical Free Church ...

        Ministry Abuse Controversy • Churches and Political Donations • Lawsuit Settlement Reached: News Roundup 
        This week’s headlines that affect churches and church leaders.
        Ministry Abuse Controversy • Churches and Political Donations • Lawsuit Settlement Reached: News Roundup
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        Ministry Challenges Comments About Dismissed Abuse Lawsuit. “Comments by Larry Nassar accuser Rachael Denhollander in a Christianity Today interview have revived debate over a dismissed abuse lawsuit against Sovereign Grace Ministries (SGM) dating back to 2012. Last week, ...

          Oklahoma Baptism Case • Sexual Abuse Lawsuit • Andy Savage Investigation: News Roundup 
          This week’s headlines that affect churches and church leaders.
          Oklahoma Baptism Case • Sexual Abuse Lawsuit • Andy Savage Investigation: News Roundup
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          Oklahoma Supreme Court Asked to Review Online Baptism Announcement Case. “When churches face lawsuits, does their religious liberty hinge on whether or not their accuser is an official member? Experts are concerned that, in an unusual baptism gone wrong, a state supreme ...

            Zoning Challenge • No-Aid Provision • Sexual Assault Lawsuit: News Roundup 
            This week’s headlines that affect churches and church leaders.
            Zoning Challenge • No-Aid Provision • Sexual Assault Lawsuit: News Roundup
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            Court Rejects Church Camp’s Challenge to Zoning Decision. “In House of Prayer Ministries, Inc. v. Rush County Board of Zoning Appeals . . . an Indiana state appeals court rejected a challenge by a church summer camp to a zoning board decision granting a special exception ...

            Your Guide To Employee Handbooks

            Your Guide To Employee Handbooks Subscriber access only

            If updated regularly, an employee handbook can offer valuable legal protection against civil court claims made by disgruntled staff members.
            Does Your Church Owe Taxes on Alternative Revenue?

            Does Your Church Owe Taxes on Alternative Revenue? Subscriber access only

            How unrelated business income, and the possible taxes owed from it, works for churches.