Deciding If an Employee Needs to Go
Deciding If an Employee Needs to Go
It's not easy, but sometimes this important decision needs to be made.

One of the hardest decisions a church leader makes is to release someone from employment. I’ve only known a few very callous people who weren’t extremely burdened by having to fire someone. Making this kind of employment decision comes with the sobering reality ...

Midyear Treasurer's Checklist • Strengthening Small Churches • Vision Statements: Management Roundup
Trends, tips, ideas, and stats to help church leaders manage well this week.
Midyear Treasurer's Checklist • Strengthening Small Churches • Vision Statements: Management Roundup

1. A midyear church finance checkup. “Finish the year strong by tackling 10 church finance tasks now, including this one: Unrestricted revenues. Are year-to-date unrestricted revenues at or near the year-to-date unrestricted revenue budget? If the answer is no: Which line ...

The ACA Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute Fee
Some self-insured health plans are required to pay by July 31.
The ACA Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute Fee

With the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), some issuers of specified health insurance policies and plan sponsors of applicable self-insured health plans are required to pay a fee that helps fund the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute.

The fee is ...

Nuns Lose ACA Fight • Tax-Exempt Shields • Disabled Women Abused: News Roundup
This week’s headlines that affect churches and church leaders.
Nuns Lose ACA Fight • Tax-Exempt Shields • Disabled Women Abused: News Roundup

Nuns Lose ACA Fight

Nuns Lose Latest Court Battle to Avoid Contraception Mandate

Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA or “Obamacare”), the Little Sisters of the Poor are required to comply with the law’s requirement that they allow their insurers to offer free ...

Volunteer Versus Employee Positions: How to Decide Which Is Best
Three ways to tell that it's time to hire.
Volunteer Versus Employee Positions: How to Decide Which Is Best

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  1. We hire if the volunteer becomes overworked in his or her role at church. Early in one of my churches, I discovered that the treasurer of the church, a man at ease with numbers and spreadsheets, had to spend 20 hours a week doing the church’s books. That was unfair to him and unfair to his family. So we brought on a part-time bookkeeper.
Reviewing Interview Questions • Admitting Weaknesses • Get Emotionally Smart: Management Roundup
Trends, tips, ideas, and stats to help church leaders manage well this week.
Reviewing Interview Questions • Admitting Weaknesses • Get Emotionally Smart: Management Roundup

1. Reviewing job interview questions. “Church leaders should understand that several state and federal laws may restrict the kinds of questions that may be asked during an employment interview. Employers are legally entitled to ask questions that will help them determine ...

Tax Guide Reminder: July 2015
Don't forget this important date.
Tax Guide Reminder: July 2015

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For expert help with all of your church's tax questions, check out the 2015 Church & Clergy Tax Guide

Resources

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.