Sex-Abuse Bill • Protecting Sermons • Property Tax Exemption Denied: News Roundup
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Sex-Abuse Bill • Protecting Sermons • Property Tax Exemption Denied: News Roundup
This week’s headlines that affect churches and church leaders.

Illinois Bill to Eliminate Statutes of Limitations for Child Sex Abuse Crimes. “[A] measure to eliminate statutes of limitations for all child sex abuse crimes cleared the Illinois House on [May 18] and heads to Governor Bruce Rauner’s desk, where the governor vowed ...

    Global Cyberattack • Church Carnival Accident • Car Insurance Exemptions: News Roundup
    This week’s headlines that affect churches and church leaders.
    Global Cyberattack • Church Carnival Accident • Car Insurance Exemptions: News Roundup

    ‘Unprecedented’ Cyberattack Hits 150 Countries. “President Trump's homeland security adviser Tom Bossert said the unprecedented global cyberattack that has hit more than 200,000 hospitals, corporations, government agencies, and other organizations in 150 ...

    What a Pastoral Coach Says Pastors Need for Spiritual Self-Care
    Ways to create a healthy rhythm in ministry work.
    What a Pastoral Coach Says Pastors Need for Spiritual Self-Care

    The sometimes trying and stressful nature of the pastorate can easily weigh pastors down if they’re not careful.

    Karen Miller is well aware of these difficulties. As a pastoral coach, she comes alongside pastors and leaders to help them tackle the challenges associated ...

    9 Tips for Planning a Safe VBS
    How to prepare for this significant summer event.
    9 Tips for Planning a Safe VBS
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    It’s May—and that means summer is just around the corner. For many churches, summer means Vacation Bible School.

    Is your church ready for this big event? Has your children’s ministry team started preparing? If you haven’t thought about it yet this year, ...

    Church Vandalism • Religious Liberty EO Lawsuit • Church and State Debate: News Roundup
    This week’s headlines that affect churches and church leaders.
    Church Vandalism • Religious Liberty EO Lawsuit • Church and State Debate: News Roundup

    Church Organist Confesses to Church Vandalism. “A staff organist has been arrested in the post-election vandalism at an Episcopal church in Indiana—an incident that generated national headlines in November as a possible case of politically motivated hate speech, ...

    What Leaders Can Learn from Violent Incidents at Churches
    2016 statistics show churches should look for signs of domestic abuse.
    What Leaders Can Learn from Violent Incidents at Churches

    In 2016, violent deaths were more frequent at faith-based organizations than at schools, and in comparing 2016 to the most recent 10 years, it was the second in the number of violent crimes with deadly potential (with 246 deadly force incidents, following 2015 at 248). Year ...

    How Does Trump’s Religious Liberty Executive Order Affect Churches?
    Four legal experts weigh in on what the order actually means.
    How Does Trump’s Religious Liberty Executive Order Affect Churches?
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    On May 4, President Trump signed an executive order (full text here) concerning religious liberty. Promises to “destroy” the Johnson Amendment—a provision in the US tax code that restricts churches’ political activity—have long been part of the ...

    Setting a Pastor's Pay

    Setting a Pastor's Pay

    Richard Hammar explains legal and tax matters for planning the pastors compensation.
    2017 Church & Clergy Tax Guide

    2017 Church & Clergy Tax Guide

    Find comprehensive help understanding United States tax laws as they relate to pastors and churches.