High Risk Youth Activities
What churches should know about swimming events and trampolines

In this audio interview with podcast host Tony Gill, Richard Hammar offers cautions and advice for youth activities that involve trampolines or water. For further insights into the issues covered in this interview, see "Are We Ready for High Risk?" and High Risk ...

Responding to Media about a Church Crisis
Prepare today to help avoid or minimize damaging effects.
Responding to Media about a Church Crisis

Editor's Note: Mark Driscoll and his church, Mars Hill, have been in the news for weeks regarding various allegations, and were recently on the front page of The New York Times. If you wonder how your church might respond to media if a crisis happens, preparation goes a ...

Church Management Roundup: 8.25.14
Five trends, tips, ideas, and stats to help church leaders manage well this week.
Church Management Roundup: 8.25.14

1. Have you seen your church records lately? "Your church possesses the following documents that qualify as 'church records': Articles of incorporation; constitution or bylaws; financial records; list of members; minutes of membership meetings; minutes of board ...

Many Churches Are Reaching Out to Illegal Immigrants
An immigration attorney sees no legal issues related to allowing undocumented immigrants in your services.
Many Churches Are Reaching Out to Illegal Immigrants

Fox News recently reported that "from California to Illinois to New Mexico, churches and religious organizations have opened their doors for undocumented immigrant children." And in a recent post, PARSE detailed five ways to respond compassionately to the unaccompanied ...

The Taxes Churches Have to Pay
Richard Hammar says expert guidance is needed to understand tax laws.

In this audio interview with podcast host Tony Gill, Richard Hammar discusses misconceptions many people have about how tax law relates to churches. For further insights into the issues covered in this interview, see Hammar's 2014 Church & Clergy Tax Guide and Church ...

Church Management Roundup: 8.18.14
Five trends, tips, ideas, and stats to help church leaders manage well this week.
Church Management Roundup: 8.18.14

1. Church budgets underscore the value of people. “Salaries and benefits remain the top expense for churches, regardless of size. On average, 47 percent of a church's budget pays pastors and staff. In other church budget surveys conducted by the Church Law & Tax ...

.church Domain Names Available Soon
5 reasons your church should consider registering one soon
.church Domain Names Available Soon

Did you know that the Internet name space is quickly expanding far beyond the commonly used domains ending with .com, .net, or .org? And that .church domain names are coming soon?

If you didn’t know, you are not alone. One survey showed that 54 percent of Americans ...

Resources

Creating a Safe Outreach Ministry

Creating a Safe Outreach Ministry

Learn how to protect your volunteers when serving in the community.
Planning for Emergency Evacuations

Planning for Emergency Evacuations

Having a plan for how to vacate your facility in an emergency is an essential facet of church safety.