Whistleblower Policies • Asking Questions • Keeping Talent: Management Roundup
Whistleblower Policies • Asking Questions • Keeping Talent: Management Roundup
Trends, tips, ideas, and stats to help church leaders manage well this week.

1. Why churches need whistleblower policies. “Any whistleblower policy should be reviewed by legal counsel, but key components will include a clear flow of communication detailing:

  1. The designated hotline or outlet for reporting.
  2. The designated body—not just an individual—given authority by the board of elders to review and respond to any concerns.
Recovering Attorneys’ Fees • Louisiana Pastor Protection Act Stopped • Cross Controversy: News Roundup
This week’s headlines that affect churches and church leaders.
Recovering Attorneys’ Fees • Louisiana Pastor Protection Act Stopped • Cross Controversy: News Roundup

Supreme Court: Successful Defendants in Employment Discrimination Cases Can Recover Attorneys’ Fees. “[I]n a case that has implications for religious discrimination cases brought by the EEOC, the U.S. Supreme Court held that successful defendants in employment discrimination ...

2 Major Changes in Churches
Adapting to new trends in giving and trust.
2 Major Changes in Churches

Here are two changes every Christian leader needs to be aware of.

1. The Way People Give Is Changing

When earning patterns change, giving patterns change.

By every account, people in their 20s today don’t just give less than people in their 50s give. They’re giving ...

Managing Risks • Salary Benchmarks • Workplace Excuses: Management Roundup
Trends, tips, ideas, and stats to help church leaders manage well this week.
Managing Risks • Salary Benchmarks • Workplace Excuses: Management Roundup

1. Reduce the frequency of possible risks. "[One] way to control risk is to reduce the frequency that a risk might occur. For example, personal injuries are one of the most common liability risks facing churches, and many of those injuries could be prevented. Our research ...

BREAKING—Overtime Regulations Updated by Labor Department
How this change might affect your church.
BREAKING—Overtime Regulations Updated by Labor Department

Editor’s Note: Richard Hammar has recorded a 10-minute video offering further explanation on the US Department of Labor overtime announcement, and steps that churches can take to mitigate potential effects of the decision on their budgets.

The Department of Labor (DOL) ...

Contraception Case • Transgender Bathrooms in Schools • Insurance vs. Church: News Roundup
This week’s headlines that affect churches and church leaders.
Contraception Case • Transgender Bathrooms in Schools • Insurance vs. Church: News Roundup

Supreme Court Sends Contraception Coverage Case Back to Lower Courts. “A evenly divided Supreme Court skirted the major legal questions arising from a dispute over President Obama’s healthcare program and instead announced a compromise Monday designed to clear the ...

The Implications of USPS Mailing Rate Decreases
What the recent mailing rate decrease means for churches.
The Implications of USPS Mailing Rate Decreases

For churches that rely upon mail to keep their congregation and community informed about church events, there’s good news for their postal budgets: the postal rates of the United State Postal Service (USPS) dropped on April 10, 2016.

“Nonprofits will immediately have ...

Immigration & the Church

Immigration & the Church

Help with determining how to proceed legally with the issue of immigration
Your Helpful Guide to Church Insurance

Your Helpful Guide to Church Insurance

Understand your church's insurance needs to be assured you have adequate coverage.