Photos on Church Websites—Learning From Our Costly Mistake
Photos on Church Websites—Learning From Our Costly Mistake
How using images from Internet searches can lead to trouble.

My church recently received a letter claiming that we used an image on our website without a license and that we had to pay a fine of $550. After some research, the claim appeared legitimate.

The image in question was one we had found with a Google search, and we assumed ...

Abortion Facts * Church v. JPMorgan * Hackers in the Collection Plate: News Roundup
This week's news headlines that affect churches
Abortion Facts * Church v. JPMorgan * Hackers in the Collection Plate: News Roundup

Pew Polls Abortion Opinions

5 Facts about Abortion

The Pew Research Center recently conducted polling on Americans' opinions of abortion 42 years after Roe v. Wade (1973). The results are informative and may surprise citizens on both sides of the debate.

One finding: "There’s ...

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

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 2015 Church & Clergy Tax Guide.

Church Guilty of Defamation * Decluttering Ministry * Manager or Leader?: Management Roundup
Trends, tips, ideas, and stats to help church leaders manage well this week.
Church Guilty of Defamation * Decluttering Ministry * Manager or Leader?: Management Roundup

1. Watch your words about former church staff. “A Louisiana court ruled that a church and members of the church board were guilty of defaming a former pastor. … [C]hurch leaders should understand that making derogatory comments in public regarding current or former ...

Protect Your Church's Financial Health
Five reasons you need effective internal controls.
Protect Your Church's Financial Health

Church leaders should be familiar with the "fraud triangle"—the factors that typically contribute to a fraudulent activity: incentive, rationalization, opportunity.

The first two—incentive and rationalization—really can't be controlled by ...

SCOTUS Same-Sex Showdown * Bankrupt Bishops * Funeral Faux Pas: News Roundup
This week's news headlines that affect churches
SCOTUS Same-Sex Showdown * Bankrupt Bishops * Funeral Faux Pas: News Roundup

SCOTUS Same-Sex Showdown

Supreme Court Agrees to Consider Constitutionality of Same-Sex Marriage

The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) has agreed to review four cases from Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, and Tennessee. The Court will hear arguments in the spring with a ...

An Opportunity for Churches to Help in the Border Crisis
Why partnering with churches in Central America is more important than ever
An Opportunity for Churches to Help in the Border Crisis

Editor's Note: Churches have been in the news for reaching out to illegal immigrants. Bruce Wydick recently shared another way churches can help those affected by so many people illegally crossing the border in a recent Christianity Today article.

Migration to the United ...

Resources

Juvenile Offenders in the Church

Juvenile Offenders in the Church

How to protect children from juveniles who sexually abuse other children.
Protecting Your Volunteers

Protecting Your Volunteers

Using volunteers can present challenges and legal concerns.