Private Police at Church • Religious Discrimination Lawsuit • Church Promises Free Money, Prompts Questions: News Roundup
Private Police at Church • Religious Discrimination Lawsuit • Church Promises Free Money, Prompts Questions: News Roundup
This week’s headlines that affect churches and church leaders.

Alabama Church Asks Legislature for Permission to Create Private Police Force. “Briarwood Presbyterian Church already has more than 4,000 members, two private schools, and its own radio station. And if administrators have their way, the wealthy congregation could soon ...

Largest US Protestant Denomination Reports Rise in Pastor Salary, Decline in Benefits
What a study from the Southern Baptist Convention shows about changes in pastors' pay.
Largest US Protestant Denomination Reports Rise in Pastor Salary, Decline in Benefits

The Southern Baptist Convention’s (SBC) biannual “SBC Church Compensation Study” revealed that compensation for full-time senior pastors within their denomination increased by 3.4 percent over the past two years, placing it well above growth rate for the consumer ...

ACA Repeal Concerns • Church Camp Rape Lawsuit • Embezzlement and Zoning: News Roundup
This week’s headlines that affect churches and church leaders.
ACA Repeal Concerns • Church Camp Rape Lawsuit • Embezzlement and Zoning: News Roundup

Many Ministers Concerned About Repeal of Affordable Care Act. “Like most Americans, ministers and their families are facing exploding health-care costs. And for many clergy, the resulting frustration and stress comes on top of the long hours and low pay associated with ...

Q&A: What Churches Should Know About Immigration Law
An immigration attorney shares how churches can help immigrants in their congregations and communities.
Q&A: What Churches Should Know About Immigration Law

Recently, conversations about immigration have been surfacing in headlines, in our communities—and in our churches. Church Law & Tax talked with immigration attorney Analí Gatlin Looper about the sanctuary church movement, resources churches can use to learn ...

Reducing Taxes Through Adjustments and Deductions
What ministers and staff members can—and can’t—do with their filings.
Reducing Taxes Through Adjustments and Deductions

Working on taxes is an overwhelming and difficult task. You want to be sure you file everything correctly while also being as kind as possible to your bank account. Even more challenging is when tax laws change, and 2016 brought at least 91 such changes that affect reporting ...

Transgender Bathroom Case • Sexual Abuse Lawsuit • Church Versus Railway: News Roundup
This week’s headlines that affect churches and church leaders.
Transgender Bathroom Case • Sexual Abuse Lawsuit • Church Versus Railway: News Roundup

Supreme Court Returns Transgender Bathroom Access Case to Lower Court. “Prompted by the Trump administration’s reversal of the federal government’s position on transgender rights, the Supreme Court announced on Monday that it would not decide whether a transgender ...

Supreme Court Denies Church Case • Oklahoma Church Lawsuit • Bethel Church Gift: News Roundup
This week’s headlines that affect churches and church leaders.
Supreme Court Denies Church Case • Oklahoma Church Lawsuit • Bethel Church Gift: News Roundup

Supreme Court Denies Review in Lutheran Church Retirement Plans Case. “The US Supreme Court today denied review in Evangelical Lutheran Church v. Bacon. . . . In the case, a Minnesota state court of appeals held that the First Amendment does not prevent a civil court from ...

When Your Church Buys Property

When Your Church Buys Property

This training resource helps your church develop a plan for purchasing property.
Creating an Emotionally Safe Ministry

Creating an Emotionally Safe Ministry

Protect your children from emotional abuse by educating yourself about this crucial topic.