Church Leaders Versus Wall • Church Shooter Trial • Property Ordinances: News Roundup
    This week’s headlines that affect churches and church leaders.
    Church Leaders Versus Wall • Church Shooter Trial • Property Ordinances: News Roundup

    Church Leaders Critical of Proposed Border Wall. “Church leaders in the United States and Mexico acknowledged the need for governments to keep their country secure but said two recent U.S. presidential actions could endanger the lives of immigrants and split border communities. ...

    Church Pay • Co-Worker Conundrum • Saving Time: Management Roundup
    Trends, tips, ideas, and stats to help church leaders manage well this week.
    Church Pay • Co-Worker Conundrum • Saving Time: Management Roundup

    1. Setting fair pay for church pastors and staffs. Setting compensation packages for pastors and staff is a bit like Goldilocks' experiences with seeking perfect porridge. Churches can't pay too much (too hot!), given the budget constraints they often face and the potential ...

    Clergy at Trump’s Inauguration • Alabama Church Protection Act • Nebraska Church Break-In
    This week’s headlines that affect churches and church leaders.
    Clergy at Trump’s Inauguration • Alabama Church Protection Act • Nebraska Church Break-In

    Record Number of Clergy Participate in Trump Inauguration. “Donald J. Trump placed his hand on two Bibles and took the oath of office in a swearing-in ceremony that featured prayers and pronouncements of God’s favor by the largest assortment of clergy in inaugural ...

    Church Payroll Audits • Getting Clarity • Leader Energy: Management Roundup
    Trends, tips, ideas, and stats to help church leaders manage well this week.
    Church Payroll Audits • Getting Clarity • Leader Energy: Management Roundup

    1. New payroll audit protections for churches. “In the past, the IRS did not apply the protections of section 7611 to ‘employment tax inquiries’ in which the IRS sought to determine a church's compliance with payroll tax reporting requirements. The current ...

    Financial Fraud in Churches: A Major Risk in 2017
    Why church leaders should assess the way they collect and record money.
    Financial Fraud in Churches: A Major Risk in 2017

    Editor’s Note: In a podcast on the 10 major trends for churches in 2017, Thom Rainer and Jonathan Howe of LifeWay talk about financial fraud in churches and offer valuable insights for church leaders on the subject. We've highlighted part of this podcast.

    Jonathan: ...

    How Often Should Church Leaders Meet?
    Determining the best times to set meetings.
    How Often Should Church Leaders Meet?

    Church leadership meetings should happen as often as needed, but never more often than necessary. The specifics of that will change depending on many factors, including church size, location, frequency of services and ministries, polity, and more. But here’s how my church ...

    Attempted Arson • Township Religious Discrimination • Baby Left at Church: News Roundup
    This week’s headlines that affect churches and church leaders.
    Attempted Arson • Township Religious Discrimination • Baby Left at Church: News Roundup

    Dallas Presbyterian Church the Latest Victim of Attempted Church Arson. “A Fort Worth church was seriously damaged early Sunday during an attempted arson, police say. St. Stephen Presbyterian Church had its services cancelled Sunday morning while police investigated the ...

    Best Practices for Managing Church Staff

    Best Practices for Managing Church Staff

    Learn the legal issues involved in hiring, firing, managing and screening workers.
    Safe Youth Trips and Activities

    Safe Youth Trips and Activities

    Consider the safety risks associated with activities before the event takes place.