5 Must-Do's for Kids • Part-Time Church Help • Tips for Safer Internet Use: Management Roundup
5 Must-Do's for Kids • Part-Time Church Help • Tips for Safer Internet Use: Management Roundup
Trends, tips, ideas, and stats to help church leaders manage well this week.

1. Five must-do's to keep kids safe. "[W]hen screening either paid employees or volunteer workers, a church should (1) use a written application; (2) do reference checks; (3) con­duct criminal records checks, including a sex offender registry search of all 50 states ...

Employee Handbook Creates Uproar
What every church can learn from this archbishop's divisive changes.
Employee Handbook Creates Uproar

The archbishop of San Francisco created anger and protest over changes he sought to make in the employee handbook for the four Catholic high schools in his archdiocese, reported the San Francisco Chronicle, LA Times, and other news outlets.

He's also rethinking those ...

BREAKING—New IRS Guidance on ACA Taxes and Fines
Notice provides temporary relief on $100 per day per employee penalties.
BREAKING—New IRS Guidance on ACA Taxes and Fines

Church Finance Todaypreviously reported churches would face a $100 per day per employee penalty as a result of the Affordable Care Act if they continue to pay or reimburse employee health insurance costs. The Internal Revenue Service has now issued new guidance—IRS Notice ...

How Soon Is Your Offering Deposited?
A church's recent experience underscores the importance of immediately bringing donations to the bank.
How Soon Is Your Offering Deposited?

On a Monday morning at a high school, a student found a bank envelope full of cash and checks and brought it to the police, according to the Great Falls Tribune. The envelope belonged to a church and had been dropped by a church treasurer working at the school who planned ...

    Atlanta Fire Chief Fights Back • Caught on Tape • Fire and Swastikas: News Roundup
    This week's news headlines that affect churches
    Atlanta Fire Chief Fights Back • Caught on Tape • Fire and Swastikas: News Roundup

    Former Atlanta Fire Chief Fights Back

    Fired Atlanta Fire Chief Sues City

    Kelvin Cochran, former fire chief of Atlanta, Georgia, has filed a lawsuit against the city claiming that he was fired due to his religious beliefs. Cochran previously made news for being fired over his ...

    Tax Guide Reminder: March 2015
    Don't forget this important date.
    Tax Guide Reminder: March 2015

    This infographic is one of many featured on ChurchLawAndTax.com. Find more infographics, including a full-year tax guide timeline infographic.

    For expert help with all of your church's tax questions, check out the 2015 Church & Clergy Tax Guide.

    Church Office Conflict • New Fraud Data • Fight the Email Urge: Management Roundup
    Trends, tips, ideas, and stats to help church leaders manage well this week.
    Church Office Conflict • New Fraud Data • Fight the Email Urge: Management Roundup

    1. Prepare well to address church office conflict. “One of the most dangerous inclinations in confrontation is to do it immediately—when you’re agitated. Sometimes we’re so angry we can’t stop from venting. A better idea is to plan for the difficult ...

    Resources

    Your Guide To Employee Handbooks

    Your Guide To Employee Handbooks

    If updated regularly, an employee handbook can offer valuable legal protection against civil court claims made by disgruntled staff members.
    Does Your Church Owe Taxes on Alternative Revenue?

    Does Your Church Owe Taxes on Alternative Revenue?

    How unrelated business income, and the possible taxes owed from it, works for churches.