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

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 ...

Church Management Roundup: 9.1.14
Five trends, tips, ideas, and stats to help church leaders manage well this week.
Church Management Roundup: 9.1.14

1. Giving reigns supreme for church income. "Of the principal sources of income for churches, an average of 91 percent comes from tithes and offerings; 6 percent comes from rental or lease income (including parking); 9 percent comes from special campaigns (e.g. capital ...

How Churches Spend Their Money
How Churches Spend Their Money

This infographic is one of many featured on ChurchLawAndTax.com.

For more details of the results of the nationwide 2014 Church Budget Priorities Study, read the August issue of Church Finance Today and see the downloadable resource "How Churches Spend Their Money—An ...

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 ...

Resources

Making Your Church Accessible

Making Your Church Accessible

Practical ways to help make your church accessible to all
Your Guide To Employee Handbooks

Your Guide To Employee Handbooks

If updated regularly, an employee handbook can offer valuable legal protection against civil court claims made by disgruntled staff members.