Interview: Child Sexual Abuse Prevention in the Church
Interview: Child Sexual Abuse Prevention in the Church
What churches should know and the steps they should take to protect children.

Attorney Richard Hammar gives six key steps churches should take to mitigate the risk of child sexual abuse in churches. Not only are Hammar’s six steps the most effective in preventing abuse, they are considered the set of reasonable measures churches should take in order ...

Gender Identity Ruling • Same-Sex Weddings • Shooter Wounds Church Members: News Roundup
This week’s headlines that affect churches and church leaders.
Gender Identity Ruling • Same-Sex Weddings • Shooter Wounds Church Members: News Roundup

Texas Court Rules on Gender Identity Case. “In a decision handed down [August 21], a Texas federal district court issued a preliminary injunction applicable nationwide barring the federal government from enforcing Guidelines issued earlier this year interpreting Title ...

Interview: The Definition—and Danger—of 'Inurement'
Richard Hammar offers a definition for a common mistake that can have serious consequences.
Interview: The Definition—and Danger—of 'Inurement'

While you may have heard the word “inurement,” you may be unsure of its definition. In this interview, Richard Hammar provides a definition of inurement.

Could inurement have implications for a church’s tax-exempt status? Hammar addresses instances where ministries ...

Pastors Challenge Gay Therapy Ban • Anti-Gay Pastor Sued • Increased Clergy Pay: News Roundup
This week’s headlines that affect churches and church leaders.
Pastors Challenge Gay Therapy Ban • Anti-Gay Pastor Sued • Increased Clergy Pay: News Roundup

Illinois Gay Conversion Therapy Ban Brings Lawsuit from Pastors. “A group of pastors is suing Illinois over a law that bars therapists and counselors from trying to change a minor's sexual orientation, saying in a Thursday [August 11] filing that the prohibition violates ...

Who Should Know What People Give?
A look at six perspectives.
Who Should Know What People Give?

The question "Who should be able to see individual church giving records?" is difficult to answer. Indeed, it is such a difficult question that I will not attempt to give a concrete answer. I will let you know what I’ve done in the past and six perspectives:

Conflict of Interest Policies • Adding Volunteers • Decision-helpers: Management Roundup
Trends, tips, ideas, and stats to help church leaders manage well this week.
Conflict of Interest Policies • Adding Volunteers • Decision-helpers: Management Roundup

1. Why churches need conflict of interest policies. "(T)he importance of handling conflicts of interest with integrity (is) clear for at least two major reasons. (1) Conflicts of interest can pose threats to church leaders maintaining their biblical duty of stewardship ...

    The Zika Virus and International Church Trips
    What churches need to know before they travel.
    The Zika Virus and International Church Trips

    As churches and church leaders prepare for international missions trips or other activities, they must anticipate in advance any safety, security, or health related concerns participants might encounter during the trip. Churches planning to travel to some areas internationally ...

    Protect Your Staff from Sexual Harassment

    Protect Your Staff from Sexual Harassment

    Learn how to create a sexual harassment-free environment in your ministry.
    Managing Church Facility Use

    Managing Church Facility Use

    Find insights to equip your church to host members and strangers.