Pastors and Sex Trafficking • Female Pastor Controversy • Diocese Case Denied: News Roundup
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Pastors and Sex Trafficking • Female Pastor Controversy • Diocese Case Denied: News Roundup 
This week’s headlines that affect churches and church leaders.

Ohio Pastors Face Indictment for Sex Trafficking Charges. “A third Ohio pastor has been indicted on sex trafficking charges, and prosecutors say all three men worked together to entice underage girls with money in exchange for sex. A federal grand jury in Toledo has indicted ...

Why Your Salary May Not Be All You Want It to Be 
A church administrator’s perspective.
Why Your Salary May Not Be All You Want It to Be
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After serving on church boards for decades and helping set salaries for dozens of church staff members, I’ve learned that setting compensation fairly is one of the most difficult tasks for church administrators and board members. Many factors might prevent a pastor or ...

The Changing Face of the Executive Pastor Role 
A longtime XP discusses what is changing for a position once limited to large churches.
The Changing Face of the Executive Pastor Role
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David Fletcher is an executive pastor and founder of XPastor.org, a website serving executive pastors nationwide. XPastor.org also hosts an annual conference, which will feature attorney Richard Hammar next February. Editor Matthew Branaugh recently conducted an email interview ...

Adoption Tax Credit • FEMA Lawsuit • Hate Crime Statistics: News Roundup 
This week’s headlines that affect churches and church leaders.
Adoption Tax Credit • FEMA Lawsuit • Hate Crime Statistics: News Roundup
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House, Senate Restore Adoption Tax Credit in Tax Reform Plan. “Apopular tax credit for adoptive families that was controversially cut by House Republicans in their initial tax reform plan has finally been restored. Meanwhile, the adoption benefit will be preserved in the ...

Texas Church Shooting • Proposed Tax Plan • Abuse Lawsuit: News Roundup 
This week’s headlines that affect churches and church leaders.
Texas Church Shooting • Proposed Tax Plan • Abuse Lawsuit: News Roundup

Twenty-Six Churchgoers Killed in Texas Mass Shooting. “During its 11 a.m. worship service, a Southern Baptist church in rural Texas suffered not only America’s latest mass shooting but the deadliest church shooting in US history. At least 26 worshipers, ranging in ...

5 Ways to Protect Your Church 
How to implement thorough policies and procedures.
5 Ways to Protect Your Church
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On Sunday, November 5, an active shooter killed 26 people at First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas. It is recorded as the deadliest attack on a house of worship in the history of the United States.

No matter which side of the gun control debate you fall on, as someone ...

Paying Your Pastor 
Tips and insights for setting compensation
Paying Your Pastor

Setting a pastor’s compensation is a complicated issue, says CPA Stan Reiff, a partner with the accounting firm CapinCrouse. A number of factors—the size of the church, the local cost of living, the experience level of the pastor—play a role. Reiff recently ...

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