Nonprofit Overtime Challenges • Driscoll Suit Gone • Church Shooting Avoided: News Roundup
Nonprofit Overtime Challenges • Driscoll Suit Gone • Church Shooting Avoided: News Roundup
This week’s headlines that affect churches and church leaders.

Nonprofits and Their Workers Face Challenges under New Overtime Guidelines. “When faced with dwindling funding, one response would be to cut a program or reduce the number of people an organization serves. But nonprofit leaders have shown themselves very reluctant to do ...

Should Churches Have Email Newsletters?
Six reasons your church might benefit from this.
Should Churches Have Email Newsletters?

In addition to a weekly bulletin, churches have often used weekly, monthly, or quarterly newsletters to better communicate with guests and members. As costs to produce and print newsletters have increased and budget funds designated for them have decreased, they have all but ...

Interview: Child Sexual Abuse Prevention in the Church
What churches should know and the steps they should take to protect children.
Interview: Child Sexual Abuse Prevention in the Church

Attorney Richard Hammar gives six key steps churches should take to mitigate the risk of child sexual abuse in churches. Not only are Hammar’s six steps the most effective in preventing abuse, they are considered the set of reasonable measures churches should take in order ...

Gender Identity Ruling • Same-Sex Weddings • Shooter Wounds Church Members: News Roundup
This week’s headlines that affect churches and church leaders.
Gender Identity Ruling • Same-Sex Weddings • Shooter Wounds Church Members: News Roundup

Texas Court Rules on Gender Identity Case. “In a decision handed down [August 21], a Texas federal district court issued a preliminary injunction applicable nationwide barring the federal government from enforcing Guidelines issued earlier this year interpreting Title ...

Interview: The Definition—and Danger—of 'Inurement'
Richard Hammar offers a definition for a common mistake that can have serious consequences.
Interview: The Definition—and Danger—of 'Inurement'

While you may have heard the word “inurement,” you may be unsure of its definition. In this interview, Richard Hammar provides a definition of inurement.

Could inurement have implications for a church’s tax-exempt status? Hammar addresses instances where ministries ...

Pastors Challenge Gay Therapy Ban • Anti-Gay Pastor Sued • Increased Clergy Pay: News Roundup
This week’s headlines that affect churches and church leaders.
Pastors Challenge Gay Therapy Ban • Anti-Gay Pastor Sued • Increased Clergy Pay: News Roundup

Illinois Gay Conversion Therapy Ban Brings Lawsuit from Pastors. “A group of pastors is suing Illinois over a law that bars therapists and counselors from trying to change a minor's sexual orientation, saying in a Thursday [August 11] filing that the prohibition violates ...

Who Should Know What People Give?
A look at six perspectives.
Who Should Know What People Give?

The question "Who should be able to see individual church giving records?" is difficult to answer. Indeed, it is such a difficult question that I will not attempt to give a concrete answer. I will let you know what I’ve done in the past and six perspectives:

Setting a Pastor's Pay

Setting a Pastor's Pay

Richard Hammar explains legal and tax matters for planning the pastors compensation.
Essential Guide to Money for Church Boards

Essential Guide to Money for Church Boards

Church board members should have a basic understanding of these financial issues.