The State of Abuse Prevention in the Church
The State of Abuse Prevention in the Church
Awareness of the issue has grown, and caring for victims of past abuse is key

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month and serves as a reminder that churches need to be aware of how children are being protected at church from sexual, mental, and physical abuse. To help in this effort, we're releasing the new eBook Church Board Guide to a Child Sexual ...

Detroit Sues Churches • Church’s Ponzi Fund • Legal Discrimination: News Roundup
This week's news headlines that affect churches.
Detroit Sues Churches • Church’s Ponzi Fund • Legal Discrimination: News Roundup

Church’s Ponzi Fund

Megachurch Sets Up Fund to Repay $300,000 Donated by Ponzi Schemer

After the largest Ponzi schemer in Michigan’s history was caught, it came to light that he had donated roughly $300,000 to the church he attended. Though the donations occurred ...

When to Postpone or Cancel Church Events
Guidelines for when safety and prudence trump the church’s schedule
When to Postpone or Cancel Church Events

I live one hour north of New York City, an area where our church and the local population endure hurricanes, blizzards, ice storms, and a wide variety of other dangerous weather conditions. Our area is also affected by power outages that can go on for days, sometimes more ...

Rethinking Church Budgets • Tapping New Church Leaders • Asking for Help: Management Roundup
Trends, tips, ideas, and stats to help church leaders manage well this week.
Rethinking Church Budgets • Tapping New Church Leaders • Asking for Help: Management Roundup

1) Re-thinking the annual church budget. “With improved technologies and availability of more timely financial information on a regular basis, churches are able to monitor and forecast activities and costs on a more dynamic basis than has been the case in the past. … ...

Preventing Child Sexual Abuse
How to reduce this risk in your church
Preventing Child Sexual Abuse

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month and serves as a reminder that churches need to be aware of how children are being protected at church from sexual, mental, and physical abuse. To help in this effort, we're releasing the new eBook Church Board Guide to a Child Sexual ...

No Take-Backs • Easter Gunshot • Suspicious Loans: News Roundup
This week's news headlines that affect churches.
No Take-Backs • Easter Gunshot • Suspicious Loans: News Roundup

No Take-Backs

Feds Press Megachurch to Return $300,000 Donated by Ponzi Schemer

The perpetrator of Michigan’s largest Ponzi scheme, with scams totaling over $46 million, attended a Michigan church for years and gave a total of $300,000 in donations, says the IRS. Now, ...

Tax Guide Reminder: April 2015
Don't forget this important date.
Tax Guide Reminder: April 2015

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For expert help with all of your church's tax questions, check out the 2015 Church & Clergy Tax Guide.

Resources

Securing Cribs in Your Church's Nursery

Securing Cribs in Your Church's Nursery

New federal regulations that apply to churches.
Creating a Safety Team

Creating a Safety Team

Every church could benefit from having a safety team trained to respond appropriately to crises.