Establishment Clause Violation • Gang Violence at Church • Church Shooter Guilty: News Roundup
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Establishment Clause Violation • Gang Violence at Church • Church Shooter Guilty: News Roundup 
This week’s headlines that affect churches and church leaders.

Florida Court Rules City Park’s Cross Violates Establishment Clause. “In Kondrat'yev v. City of Pensacola, Florida . . . a clearly reluctant Florida federal district court judge held that a 34-foot concrete Latin cross that has stood in the city's Bayview ...

Employee Discrimination Lawsuit • Spending Order Dissolved • Parking Lot Plane Crash: News Roundup 
This week’s headlines that affect churches and church leaders.
Employee Discrimination Lawsuit • Spending Order Dissolved • Parking Lot Plane Crash: News Roundup
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Former Music Director Loses Discrimination Lawsuit. “[Colin] Collette, the music director at Holy Family Catholic Community in Inverness, [Illinois,] was with the parish for 17 years before he was let go in 2014 after announcing he was engaged to his same-sex partner. ...

Hiring Involves Strategic Planning and Careful Budgeting  
Don't hire before you ask a few key questions.
Hiring Involves Strategic Planning and Careful Budgeting

As a partner with the CPA firm CapinCrouse, Stan Reiff guides churches and other nonprofits through various parts of ministry, including strategic planning and ministry operations. Reiff recently talked to ManagingYourChurch.com about key issues related to hiring practices.

Where ...

SCOTUS Christian Hospital Ruling • Televangelism Network Lawsuit • Treasurer Embezzlement: News Roundup 
This week’s headlines that affect churches and church leaders.
SCOTUS Christian Hospital Ruling • Televangelism Network Lawsuit • Treasurer Embezzlement: News Roundup
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Supreme Court Rules on Religiously Affiliated Hospitals’ Exemptions. “Giving a major win to religiously affiliated health care systems, the US Supreme Court today [June 5] in Advocate Health Care Network v. Stapleton . . . held that their retirement plans qualify ...

5 Tips to Increase Giving This Summer 
Practical ways to encourage donations during these typically slower months.
5 Tips to Increase Giving This Summer
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Giving is often a difficult topic for pastors to discuss with their congregations. The common worry is that no one likes to be told how to use their money. But donations are vital to keep the local church running effectively.

The Barna Group shares that only 5 percent of the ...

How to Protect Your Church from Cybercrime 
How to Protect Your Church from Cybercrime

The most current statistics on cybercime published by the FBI (2015 via ic3.gov) show they received nearly 290,000 cybercrime complaints that year, with an associated loss of $1.1 billion. At the time of this writing, a new ransomware called WannaCry (aka WannaCrypt) is infecting ...

Contraception Mandate • Saddleback Abuse • Church Security Law: News Roundup 
This week’s headlines that affect churches and church leaders.
Contraception Mandate • Saddleback Abuse • Church Security Law: News Roundup

Texas Law to Allow Churches to Provide Their Own Security. “The Texas legislature has passed the Church Security Protection Act aimed at allowing churches to provide their own security through members of their congregations. In a special report, [reporter] Angel San Juan ...

Understanding Church Insurance

Understanding Church Insurance

Understand your church's insurance needs to be assured you have adequate coverage.
Preventing Top Tax Pitfalls

Preventing Top Tax Pitfalls

Learn the background you need on tax laws to know what questions to ask.