Interview: Ministers and the Supreme Court’s Decision on Same-Sex Marriage
Interview: Ministers and the Supreme Court’s Decision on Same-Sex Marriage
Does the court’s ruling affect ministers?

Following the Supreme Court of the United States’ ruling last year on the legality of same-sex marriage, ministers may wonder whether that ruling now requires them to perform wedding ceremonies for same-sex couples even if they want to be exempt from performing them.

If ...

Church Headmaster Steals $9 Million • Archdiocesan Admission • Public ‘Religious’ Sign: News Roundup
This week’s headlines that affect churches and church leaders.
Church Headmaster Steals $9 Million • Archdiocesan Admission • Public ‘Religious’ Sign: News Roundup

Church School Headmaster Charged with Embezzling Almost $9 Million. “A Mooresville man faces federal charges of embezzling nearly $9 million while he worked as headmaster of a Huntersville private school and its affiliated church. Charged with one count of wire fraud is ...

Developing People on Your Team
10 inexpensive ways to encourage staff members to grow.
Developing People on Your Team

When budgets are stretched, staff development often is pushed to the back burner or cut from the budget. This is dangerous for a team that wishes to remain healthy and continue to grow. If a team is not learning and improving, it will soon struggle to maintain any level of success. ...

Financial Documentation • Under-Organization • Difficult Emails: Management Roundup
Trends, tips, ideas, and stats to help church leaders manage well this week.
Financial Documentation • Under-Organization • Difficult Emails: Management Roundup

1. Documenting financial processes and procedures. "One saying that's been used in our organization for years is 'If it's not documented, it's not done.' Documenting your processes and procedures is important for efficiency and effectiveness. From a ...

Renting Versus Buying Your Church’s Facility
What churches should consider before making a costly or permanent decision.
Renting Versus Buying Your Church’s Facility

God called you to plant a new church, and you’ve followed his calling. For the last year (or two years or five years), you’ve been renting adequate facilities to meet your congregation’s needs. You have space for Sunday services, children and youth ministries ...

Trump Vows Repeal of Endorsement Ban • Evangelist’s Sexual Misconduct • Member’s Rights: News Roundup
This week’s headlines that affect churches and church leaders.
Trump Vows Repeal of Endorsement Ban • Evangelist’s Sexual Misconduct • Member’s Rights: News Roundup

Trump Promises to Repeal Political Endorsement Ban for Churches. “Donald Trump pledged that if elected president he would repeal a law that keeps tax-exempt nonprofits, including houses of worship, from endorsing candidates. Trump, delivering a 28-minute speech in New ...

Measuring Your Church's Cash Reserves
Adequate cash reserves are necessary for a church to meet its obligations on time in spite of fluctuations in monthly revenue.
Measuring Your Church's Cash Reserves

Cash reserves are often measured in terms of months of operating cash based on the month-end when cash is generally at its lowest point for the year. One mistake churches make is measuring the months of cash they have based on their year-end cash balance. If their year-end is ...

Vacation Bible School Safety

Vacation Bible School Safety

Safeguard your church from the legal liabilities associated with common VBS activities.
Creating a Church Office You Can Trust

Creating a Church Office You Can Trust

Practical steps to ensure confidentiality in the church office.