A Guide to 25-Minute Meetings for Church Leaders
A Guide to 25-Minute Meetings for Church Leaders
Planning a productive (and short) meeting in which everyone gets a voice.

For many church leaders, meetings have become a way of life. They discuss strategy, rally the troops to talk about an upcoming event, and meet with the deacon board to plan a building expansion.

There are a few problems with this way of life, however. Meetings tend to ramble ...

Evangelicals Write to Trump • Transgender Bathroom Case • Pot Shops and Churches: News Roundup
This week’s headlines that affect churches and church leaders.
Evangelicals Write to Trump • Transgender Bathroom Case • Pot Shops and Churches: News Roundup

Evangelical Leaders’ Letter to Trump. “In a highly unusual move, several conservative evangelical leaders took out a full-page advertisement in Wednesday’s Washington Post to denounce President Trump’s executive order temporarily banning refugees, saying ...

Salary Reductions • Boundary-Setting • Unliked—and That’s Okay: Management Roundup
Trends, tips, ideas, and stats to help church leaders manage well this week.
Salary Reductions • Boundary-Setting • Unliked—and That’s Okay: Management Roundup

1. Exercise caution with salary reduction agreements. “Many churches have established ‘salary reduction agreements’ to handle certain staff expenses. The objective is to reduce an employee's taxable income since only the income remaining after the various ...

Trump and Johnson Amendment • W-2 Email Scam • Armed Church Security Guards: News Roundup
This week’s headlines that affect churches and church leaders.
Trump and Johnson Amendment • W-2 Email Scam • Armed Church Security Guards: News Roundup

Trump Claims He Will Repeal Johnson Amendment. “President Trump vowed on Thursday [February 2] to overturn a law restricting political speech by tax-exempt churches, a potentially huge victory for the religious right and a gesture to evangelicals, a voting bloc he attracted ...

Five Free Tax Articles for Churches and Clergy
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Five Free Tax Articles for Churches and Clergy

"The preparation of ministers’ tax returns presents a number of challenging issues that often are not well understood," writes Richard Hammar in "Avoiding Costly Tax-filing Mistakes." "This can lead to innocent mistakes, which in turn can lead ...

Job-Hunting Well • 360-Degree Feedback • Getting Empathetic: Management Roundup
Trends, tips, ideas, and stats to help church leaders manage well this week.
Job-Hunting Well • 360-Degree Feedback • Getting Empathetic: Management Roundup

1. With ministry job searches, don’t covet. “As pastors, we all have times when we feel stuck. Like Moses, we say (in effect), ‘What am I to do with these people (Ex. 17:4)?’ We’re begging, ‘God, get me outta here.’ There were times ...

    Church Leaders Versus Wall • Church Shooter Trial • Property Ordinances: News Roundup
    This week’s headlines that affect churches and church leaders.
    Church Leaders Versus Wall • Church Shooter Trial • Property Ordinances: News Roundup

    Church Leaders Critical of Proposed Border Wall. “Church leaders in the United States and Mexico acknowledged the need for governments to keep their country secure but said two recent U.S. presidential actions could endanger the lives of immigrants and split border communities. ...

    Employment and Tax Status of Clergy

    Employment and Tax Status of Clergy

    With this tool, pastors can understand their tax status and systemize their payments.
    Preparing Your Church for Any Emergency

    Preparing Your Church for Any Emergency

    Learn disaster management techniques and create your response strategies