Experts Featured in Upcoming Church Management Conference
Experts Featured in Upcoming Church Management Conference
Editorial advisors will present on employment law, health care reform, and more.

The annual Southern Baptist Business Officers Conference (SBBOC) this March in Dallas will help churches learn the latest information on employment law, tax, and compliance issues, and health care reform updates.

A number of editorial advisors from Christianity Today's ...

Nationwide Zoning Effects? • Mayor-Pastor under Fire • Anglicans Favor Gay Marriage: News Roundup
This week’s headlines that affect churches and church leaders.
Nationwide Zoning Effects? • Mayor-Pastor under Fire • Anglicans Favor Gay Marriage: News Roundup

Zoning Suit by Religious Order Could Have Nationwide Effects. “An order of Catholic nuns has filed a federal lawsuit against McHenry County for rejecting their proposal to expand facilities at their Northern Illinois Convent, and the case could have farther-reaching repercussions, ...

IRS: Special Church Audit Protection Law Applies to Employment Tax Inquiries and Examinations
How this recent announcement affects churches.
IRS: Special Church Audit Protection Law Applies to Employment Tax Inquiries and Examinations

The Internal Revenue Service recently announced that it will apply the special church audit protection rules in Internal Revenue Code Section 7611 to church employment tax inquiries and examinations. Prior to the recent announcement, the IRS’s official position was ...

Safer Church Workplaces • Meeting Agendas • Anything v. Everything: Management Roundup
Trends, tips, ideas, and stats to help church leaders manage well this week.
Safer Church Workplaces • Meeting Agendas • Anything v. Everything: Management Roundup

1. Safer church workplaces. "Regular training in safety and health must be incorporated into regular job practices. These general principles can be readily adapted to a church environment:

  • The pastor and property committee must commit to a program of increased safety and develop enthusiasm for the effort through communication with the congregation;
    Why Pastors Leave • Abuse in the Evangelical Church • Church Embezzler Barred: News Roundup
    This week’s headlines that affect churches and church leaders.
    Why Pastors Leave • Abuse in the Evangelical Church • Church Embezzler Barred: News Roundup

    Survey Reveals Insights into Why Pastors Leave. “A recent study by LifeWay Research points to ways churches can encourage pastors to stay in the ministry, said Ed Stetzer, Executive Director of the Nashville-based research organization. ‘Almost half of those who ...

    Do Ministers of Small Churches Need to Know Employment Laws?
    Why it's worth investing time in learning these.
    Do Ministers of Small Churches Need to Know Employment Laws?

    Many young ministers and ministers of new churches ask whether it's worth investing the time learning employment laws applicable to larger, more established churches. The answer is yes.

    Our family's home church grew from 1 employee to over 700 in a remarkably short ...

    Church Risk Management Strategies • Money Mindsets • Remembering More: Management Roundup
    Trends, tips, ideas, and stats to help church leaders manage well this week.
    Church Risk Management Strategies • Money Mindsets • Remembering More: Management Roundup

    1. Creating a church risk management strategy. "The starting point in a value-based strategy is to facilitate dialogue, storytelling, and reflection. The key first questions are not 'How should we do risk management,' or 'Why should we do risk management,' ...

    Managing Church Facility Use

    Managing Church Facility Use

    Find insights to equip your church to host members and strangers.
    Essential Guide to Youth Ministry Safety

    Essential Guide to Youth Ministry Safety

    There’s much youth pastors can do to keep the youth safe