11 Ways to Love Your Leader
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11 Ways to Love Your Leader 
Tips for making the most of Pastor Appreciation Month.

Some days I suspect the speed of change is surpassing the speed of sound.

The explosion of change in technology, communication, and the world booms all around. In the clamor, I anchor myself to the ancient truths found in the person of Jesus of Christ.

I’m not alone.

Millions ...

Birth Control Coverage • Sanctuary Church • Water Pressure Lawsuit: News Roundup 
This week’s headlines that affect churches and church leaders.
Birth Control Coverage • Sanctuary Church • Water Pressure Lawsuit: News Roundup

Trump Administration Announces New Birth Control Rules. “More employers—including Christian-run businesses and nonprofits—can opt out of contraception coverage required under the Affordable Care Act thanks to new rules issued by the Trump administration. The ...

5 Takeaways from the Clergy Housing Allowance Ruling 
What a federal judge’s opinion does—and doesn’t—mean at this point.
5 Takeaways from the Clergy Housing Allowance Ruling

Editor’s Note: Last Friday, Judge Barbara Crabb of the District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin struck down the ministerial housing allowance as an unconstitutional preference for religion. Senior Editor Richard R. Hammar offers five takeaways from this ruling, ...

How to Finish 2017 Strong 
Get a head start on year-end tasks.
How to Finish 2017 Strong
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The holidays are just around the corner—and unfortunately, the rush of the season can shift the focus away from essential tasks that need to be accomplished before the New Year.

This year, don’t be caught off guard when the end of December rolls around. Instead, jump ...

Wisconsin Federal Judge: Housing Allowance Violates Establishment Clause 
What a recent ruling might mean for pastors.
Wisconsin Federal Judge: Housing Allowance Violates Establishment Clause

On October 6, a federal judge in Wisconsin ruled that the housing allowance provided to clergy by the Internal Revenue Code is unconstitutional and violates the First Amendment’s Establishment Clause.

A similar ruling had been handed down in 2013 by the same Wisconsin judge, ...

How to Recognize and Confront Fraud 
Two telltale signs, and the best and worst ways to respond to suspected stealing.
How to Recognize and Confront Fraud

Nathan Salsbery, a partner and executive vice president with the accounting firm CapinCrouse, is an expert at detecting and rooting out fraud in churches. ManagingYourChurch.com talked with Salsbery about what churches can do to better protect their finances from internal theft. ...

Trump Tax Plan • Church Security • ‘Tiny House’ Debate: News Roundup 
This week’s headlines that affect churches and church leaders.
Trump Tax Plan • Church Security • ‘Tiny House’ Debate: News Roundup

Study Examines Potential Effects of Trump’s Tax Plan. “If you make between $50,000 and $100,000 a year, you’ll probably give less to charity under President Donald Trump’s proposed tax plan. So says a study commissioned by Independent Sector, a coalition ...

Confronting Gun Violence at Church

Confronting Gun Violence at Church

Help your congregation feel secure in your house of worship.
When the IRS Comes Knocking

When the IRS Comes Knocking

Insight into key issues the IRS will scrutinize when they audit ministers.