Pastors Must Pay Taxes
Pastors Must Pay Taxes
Calling compensation a "love gift" doesn't shield it from taxation.

In this audio interview with podcast host Tony Gill, Richard Hammar discusses misconceptions churches have about how tax law relates to pastors. For further insights into the issues covered in this interview, see Hammar's "Why Pastors Must Pay Federal Income Taxes" ...

Church Management Roundup: 9.29.14
Five trends, tips, ideas, and stats to help church leaders manage well this week.
Church Management Roundup: 9.29.14

1.Give to the purpose, not to the person. "All fundraising, to be considered fundraising, needs to be given for projects. When you start naming individuals, then that is going to raise a concern about benevolence, adoption, or other issues. If you make a gift that is specified ...

The 3 Best Times to Introduce Change in Your Church
How to successfully fix problems and implement change.
The 3 Best Times to Introduce Change in Your Church

It's not always easy to fix long-term problems and implement needed changes in a church—especially when old, dysfunctional ways have taken root.

Sometimes we make our job harder than it needs to be, not by doing the wrong things, but by doing the right things ...

Estate Planning
Church leaders should use caution when discussing donors' wills and trusts.
Estate Planning

In this audio interview with podcast host Tony Gill, Richard Hammar discusses a court case that challenged the validity of an estate gift on the grounds of mental capacity and undue influence. For further insights into the issues covered in this interview, see "A Gift ...

    Church Management Roundup: 9.22.14
    Five trends, tips, ideas, and stats to help church leaders manage well this week.
    Church Management Roundup: 9.22.14

    1. Strengthening your church's financial picture. "A church that intends to maintain a healthy financial position cannot, by definition, do so without cash flow surpluses. Many church leaders express their desire to maintain healthy cash reserves and financial position, ...

    Protect Students from Sexual Abuse
    Churches need to develop solid boundaries and a good reporting structure.
    Protect Students from Sexual Abuse

    When I started doing research for our Draw the Line eBook, my stomach was in knots. I began my process by Googling "youth pastor in jail sexual abuse 2013," expecting to find a few news stories. Within two days, I had over 30 individual cases, and I'd barely ...

    United Way Now Accepts Bitcoin
    Is your church ready for digital currency?
    United Way Now Accepts Bitcoin

    The United Way Worldwide (UWW) has decided to join "the digital currency world, announcing that it would begin accepting bitcoin donations," reports TheNonProfitTimes. "It is the latest 501(c)(3) to adopt the digital currency."

    With a major charitable ...

    Resources

    Disciplining Kids at Church

    Disciplining Kids at Church

    Learn how to lovingly and effectively discipline children of all ages.
    Church Liability for Sexual Conduct

    Church Liability for Sexual Conduct

    Richard Hammar addresses 13 significant risks associated with sexual conduct