How You Can Help Church Staff Determine Fair Pay
Take this survey that will provide data for the Church Law & Tax compensation handbook.
How You Can Help Church Staff Determine Fair Pay

Many pastors and church staff members don’t know whether their pay is fair—but you can change that. If you work for a church, you can help by taking the National Church Compensation Survey (and encouraging others to take the survey, as well!).

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Tax Guide Reminder: February 2017
Don't forget this important date.
Tax Guide Reminder: February 2017

Make every tax date a priority this year. Check out the comprehensive 2017 Church and Clergy Tax Guide for expert help with your church's tax questions.

Bob Jones Nonprofit Status • Conversion Therapy Ban • Sanctuary Churches: News Roundup
This week’s headlines that affect churches and church leaders.
Bob Jones Nonprofit Status • Conversion Therapy Ban • Sanctuary Churches: News Roundup

Bob Jones University Regains Federal Tax-Exempt Status. “In a move that’s been more than two years in the making, Bob Jones University announced [February 15] that it would regain its federal tax-exempt status on March 1, more than three decades after the IRS stripped ...

IRS Releases "Dirty Dozen" Tax Scams List for 2017
What church leaders should watch out for this year.
IRS Releases "Dirty Dozen" Tax Scams List for 2017

Each year, the IRS releases its "Dirty Dozen" list of top tax scams. Here are the 12 scams you and your church should watch out for this tax season:

  • Phishing
  • Phone Scams
  • Identity Theft
  • Return Preparer Fraud
  • Fake Charities
  • Inflated Refund Claims
  • Excessive Claims for Business Credits
A Guide to 25-Minute Meetings for Church Leaders
Planning a productive (and short) meeting in which everyone gets a voice.
A Guide to 25-Minute Meetings for Church Leaders

For many church leaders, meetings have become a way of life. They discuss strategy, rally the troops to talk about an upcoming event, and meet with the deacon board to plan a building expansion.

There are a few problems with this way of life, however. Meetings tend to ramble ...

Evangelicals Write to Trump • Transgender Bathroom Case • Pot Shops and Churches: News Roundup
This week’s headlines that affect churches and church leaders.
Evangelicals Write to Trump • Transgender Bathroom Case • Pot Shops and Churches: News Roundup

Evangelical Leaders’ Letter to Trump. “In a highly unusual move, several conservative evangelical leaders took out a full-page advertisement in Wednesday’s Washington Post to denounce President Trump’s executive order temporarily banning refugees, saying ...

Salary Reductions • Boundary-Setting • Unliked—and That’s Okay: Management Roundup
Trends, tips, ideas, and stats to help church leaders manage well this week.
Salary Reductions • Boundary-Setting • Unliked—and That’s Okay: Management Roundup

1. Exercise caution with salary reduction agreements. “Many churches have established ‘salary reduction agreements’ to handle certain staff expenses. The objective is to reduce an employee's taxable income since only the income remaining after the various ...

Benevolence Fund Basics

Benevolence Fund Basics

Help your church develop a tax-compliant benevolence ministry.
Employment Law: Volume 3 of Pastor, Church & Law

Employment Law: Volume 3 of Pastor, Church & Law

Addresses hiring, firing, discrimination, immigration, and workers compensation for church employment.