Member Shot at Church • Break-away Settlement • Preschool Sued over Expulsion: News Roundup
    Member Shot at Church • Break-away Settlement • Preschool Sued over Expulsion: News Roundup
    This week’s headlines that affect churches and church leaders.

    Member Fatally Shot during Pennsylvania Church Service. “Investigators are seeking to determine whether a fatal shooting yesterday (April 24) during a worship service at a Philadelphia-area Southern Baptist church was ‘justified under the law,’ according to ...

    Church Capital Campaigns: What to Expect
    Prepare for these challenges.
    Church Capital Campaigns: What to Expect

    We’re in the middle of the “public phase” of a capital campaign at my church, and during the whole process I've learned:

    1. You’ll repeat yourself … a lot!

    Our teaching pastor repeated the core message of our campaign 19 times before it was finally ...

    Church Financial Managers • Dangerous Comparisons • Meeting Power-Ups: Management Roundup
    Trends, tips, ideas, and stats to help church leaders manage well this week.
    Church Financial Managers • Dangerous Comparisons • Meeting Power-Ups: Management Roundup

    1. A job description for church financial managers. Over on ChurchLawAndTax.com, CPA Vonna Laue covers the basic traits and abilities of a successful church financial manager: "Running a church accounting department requires a variety of skills. While a base level of technical ...

      CHARITY Act Introduced • Mississippi’s Gun Law • SBC Abuse Resolution: News Roundup
      This week’s headlines that affect churches and church leaders.
      CHARITY Act Introduced • Mississippi’s Gun Law • SBC Abuse Resolution: News Roundup

      Congressional Bill Urges Protection of Charitable Giving. “Last week on Capitol Hill, Senators John Thune (R-SD) and Ron Wyden (D-OR) introduced the Charities Helping Americans Regularly Throughout the Year Act (CHARITY Act). The bill begins by expressing support for nonprofits ...

        6 Tips for Managing Meetings Well
        A pastor shares guidelines to help.
        6 Tips for Managing Meetings Well

        Few [people] enter the pastorate with any concept of how many meetings they will attend. The pastorate is filled with meetings, and you will often lead them. Small group, one-on-one, and staff meetings occur every week. While they are important to prepare for, these kinds of ...

        Church Budget Calendars • Personnel Costs • Timing Agenda Topics: Management Roundup
        Trends, tips, ideas, and stats to help church leaders manage well this week.
        Church Budget Calendars • Personnel Costs • Timing Agenda Topics: Management Roundup

        1. Is a fiscal budget year worthwhile for churches? "Churches with fiscal years that start and end in the summer months typically hammer out their annual budgets early in the calendar year anyway, so a disappointing December 'can be baked into the subsequent year budget ...

        How Long Should I Keep Income Tax Records?
        Know what to hold on to after your form is sent in.
        How Long Should I Keep Income Tax Records?

        You must keep records so that you can prepare a complete and accurate income tax return. The law does not require any special form of records. However, you should keep all receipts, canceled checks, and other evidence to prove amounts you claim as deductions, exclusions, or ...

        Understanding Pastoral Liability

        Understanding Pastoral Liability

        Know the situations in which a pastor is personally liable for wrongdoing.
        Launching a Business at Church

        Launching a Business at Church

        Information on the legal, insurance, and tax implications a business poses to a church.