Church Bulletins: What's Trending?
Church Bulletins: What's Trending?
8 trends worth noting as you evaluate your own use of bulletins.

It is amazing to look at the total resources of time and money expended on church bulletins. Because bulletins seem to be such a trivial issue, we often fail to consider their impact or lack of impact. In reality, the impact is greater than we might imagine. Not only do we ...

IRS Announces 2015 Mileage Rates
Track and report mileage for proper reimbursement
IRS Announces 2015 Mileage Rates

The IRS recently announced the new standard mileage rates for 2015. Effective January 1, 2015, the standard mileage rates for the use of a car, van, pickup, or panel truck will be:

  • 57.5 cents per mile for business miles driven, up from 56 cents in 2014
  • 23 cents per mile driven for medical or moving purposes, down half a cent from 2014
The Top 10 Church Management Articles of 2014
Articles that drew the most interest on ManagingYourChurch.com
The Top 10 Church Management Articles of 2014

The end of the year is a great time to reflect on the past year with a top 10 list. The list of the most popular articles on ManagingYourChuch.com shows the variety of tax, legal, and financial matters that church leaders often encounter in their work.

This list is based ...

What Churches Should Know about Zoning
Plus four other trends, tips, ideas, and stats to help church leaders manage well this week.
What Churches Should Know about Zoning

1. What churches should know about real estate zoning. "Most cities are not in compliance with the law. Our study of more than 200 municipalities shows that more than half have no zone whatsoever where churches can freely locate. This is in violation of the federal Religious ...

The Top Church Management Conferences for 2015
Training across the nation to gain knowledge in financial, legal, and risk matters.
The Top Church Management Conferences for 2015

A number of conferences are available for those who work with legal, financial, and risk management matters for their church. Here are some we recommend:

1. 2015 XP-Seminar. This event, led by XPastor.org founder David Fletcher, educates and encourages executive pastors, ...

Q&A: Salaries as a Percentage of Church Budget
Why churches must get the right balance, especially for a mortgage loan.
Q&A: Salaries as a Percentage of Church Budget

We recently interviewed Mark Holbrook, president and CEO of the Evangelical Christian Credit Union, and Mike Koch, ECCU’s senior vice president and chief financial officer, about how churches are faring in the lending market. The two provided valuable perspective regarding ...

Set 2015 Clergy Housing Allowances Now
Plus four other trends, tips, ideas, and stats to help church leaders manage well this week.
Set 2015 Clergy Housing Allowances Now

1. Set 2015 clergy housing allowances now. “‘[S]afety net’ designations should not be used as a substitute for annual housing allowance designations for each minister. They are simply a means of protecting ministers against inadvertent failures by the church ...

Resources

Whose Church Is It?

Whose Church Is It?

Is church property owned by the local church or general church?
Safe Hiring Practices for Ministries

Safe Hiring Practices for Ministries

Essential items to consider before you bring new clergy or staff on board.