Common Church Board Blind Spots
Common Church Board Blind Spots
Facts worth noting as you plan your board's next meeting agenda

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month and serves as a reminder that churches need to be aware of how children are being protected at church from sexual, mental, and physical abuse. To help in this effort, we're releasing the new eBook Church Board Guide to a Child Sexual ...

Bye Bye, Bishop • Walmart Defeats Church • Detroit’s Giant Oops: News Roundup
This week's news headlines that affect churches.
Bye Bye, Bishop • Walmart Defeats Church • Detroit’s Giant Oops: News Roundup

Bye Bye, Bishop

US Bishop Finn, Symbol of Catholic Church’s Failure on Sexual Abuse, Resigns

Robert Finn, the Catholic bishop of the Diocese of St. Joseph-Kansas City, Missouri, has resigned. He was the first bishop to be criminally convicted of mishandling abuse claims ...

Solving High Food Expenses at Church
Examination and innovation can often yield cost savings.
Solving High Food Expenses at Church

Not too long ago, as I poured through our church expenses, I discovered something interesting: our church eats a lot.

Name most any type of church activity we had and you could usually find food from a caterer or restaurant associated with it.

Our meal provisions were ...

Business Expenses for Ministers • Setting Vision and Mission • Yoda Was Right: Management Roundup
The latest tips, trends, ideas, and stats to help church leaders manage well.
Business Expenses for Ministers • Setting Vision and Mission • Yoda Was Right: Management Roundup

1. Accounting for the minister’s business expenses. “An accountable business expense reimbursement arrangement is the most desirable way for a church to handle a minister’s business expenses. Church reimbursements are not reported as taxable income to the minister, ...

The State of Abuse Prevention in the Church
Awareness of the issue has grown, and caring for victims of past abuse is key
The State of Abuse Prevention in the Church

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month and serves as a reminder that churches need to be aware of how children are being protected at church from sexual, mental, and physical abuse. To help in this effort, we're releasing the new eBook Church Board Guide to a Child Sexual ...

Detroit Sues Churches • Church’s Ponzi Fund • Legal Discrimination: News Roundup
This week's news headlines that affect churches.
Detroit Sues Churches • Church’s Ponzi Fund • Legal Discrimination: News Roundup

Church’s Ponzi Fund

Megachurch Sets Up Fund to Repay $300,000 Donated by Ponzi Schemer

After the largest Ponzi schemer in Michigan’s history was caught, it came to light that he had donated roughly $300,000 to the church he attended. Though the donations occurred ...

When to Postpone or Cancel Church Events
Guidelines for when safety and prudence trump the church’s schedule
When to Postpone or Cancel Church Events

I live one hour north of New York City, an area where our church and the local population endure hurricanes, blizzards, ice storms, and a wide variety of other dangerous weather conditions. Our area is also affected by power outages that can go on for days, sometimes more ...

Resources

Safe Practices for Planting a Church

Safe Practices for Planting a Church

Step-by-step help on the key issues you'll face when you plant a new church
Preventing Sexual Misconduct in Youth Ministry

Preventing Sexual Misconduct in Youth Ministry

Assess your church's policies and procedures to help keep youth safe.