Church Management Roundup: 9.15.14
Church Management Roundup: 9.15.14
Five trends, tips, ideas, and stats to help church leaders manage well this week.

1. Use caution when changing employee policies. "For many churches, policies change. Additions and modifications are common. Church leaders often assume that additions and changes automatically apply to current as well as future employees. But this often will not be the ...

Tax Guide Reminder: September 2014
Don't forget this important date.
Tax Guide Reminder: September 2014

This infographic is one of many featured on ChurchLawAndTax.com. Find more infographics, including a full-year tax guide timeline infographic.

For expert help with all of your church's tax questions, check out the 2014 Church & Clergy Tax Guide.

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Staff Compensation Consumes a Major Portion of Large Church Budgets
New finding closely mirrors Christianity Today's church budget study.
Staff Compensation Consumes a Major Portion of Large Church Budgets

Large churches spend slightly less than half their total budget on staffing costs, according to a study released today by Leadership Network in partnership with Vanderbloemen Search Group. The 2014 Large Church Salary Report is based on responses from 727 churches in North ...

Beware of Tax and Investment Scams
If it's too good to be true ...
Beware of Tax and Investment Scams

In this audio interview with podcast host Tony Gill, Richard Hammar discusses why church leaders should be aware that tax and investment scams are sometimes directed at churches. For further insights into the issues covered in this interview, see "Watch Out for Tax Scams," ...

Church Management Roundup: 9.8.14
Five trends, tips, ideas, and stats to help church leaders manage well this week.
Church Management Roundup: 9.8.14

1. Two questions to ask about your screening program for children's workers. "Does our background screening include a written application, investigation into prior church and volunteer work, reference checks, a personal interview, and a criminal records check? Do our ...

Designating a Housing Allowance
Make sure you do it right.
Designating a Housing Allowance

Many churches are lax in their housing allowance designations. Internal Revenue Regulation 1.107(b) requires that in order to be housing allowance, the amount must be designated as such pursuant to an official action taken in advance of the payment of the allowance by the ...

Counsel with Caution
Richard Hammar says set clear boundaries for same-gender counseling.
Counsel with Caution

In this audio interview with podcast host Tony Gill, Richard Hammar says churches need to set policies on counseling to help protect the church. For further insights into the issues covered in this interview, see "Clergy, Counseling, and Criminal Liability" and ...

Resources

Best Practices for Receiving Charitable Contributions

Best Practices for Receiving Charitable Contributions

Practical help and clear understanding on issues surrounding charitable contributions.
Keeping Your Counseling Ministry Safe

Keeping Your Counseling Ministry Safe

Address risks unique to counseling the opposite sex