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Continuing education for ministry leaders

Welcome! On this page, you will find lessons, articles, and resources specifically tailored to your role as a denominational leader.

Weekly Lessons, created and written by Richard R. Hammar, J.D., LL.M., CPA, give you a basic legal overview of essential topics based on your role. The current lesson is featured below, as well as the links to the previous two weeks’ lessons.


In addition, various articles that pertain to your position—from Church Law & Tax Report, Church Finance Today, and our exclusive web-only content—are listed here for your convenience, as well as recommended resources from the Church Law & Tax Store.

Denominational Leaders

This Week's Lesson
Week of February 25

Denominational Websites - Part 2 Subscriber access only

Introduction

This lesson continues our discussion of denominational websites. You can review the Executive Summary to obtain the key points or read the Weekly Lesson for a more thorough presentation of ...

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Articles

Works Made for Hire Subscriber access only

Church Vans - Part 1 Subscriber access only

Church Vans - Part 2 Subscriber access only

What Does Sexual Harassment Look Like in the Church?

What Does Sexual Harassment Look Like in the Church? Subscriber access only

Defining this threat—and how church leaders must be on guard.
4 Effective Methods to Prepare for Gun Violence at Church

4 Effective Methods to Prepare for Gun Violence at Church

How church leaders can consider financial costs and practicality in their response planning.
Finding a Church Insurance Broker

Finding a Church Insurance Broker

What churches should know and ask when seeking a broker.
Why Church Leaders Shouldn’t Avoid “Practical” Topics

Why Church Leaders Shouldn’t Avoid “Practical” Topics

Preachers may not want to talk about finances—but it’s critical that they do so.
IRS Announces 2018 Mileage Rates

IRS Announces 2018 Mileage Rates

Church leaders can track and report mileage for proper reimbursement.
How Churches and FEMA Can Work Together

How Churches and FEMA Can Work Together Subscriber access only

The former head of the agency on churches’ important role in disaster response.
5 Ways to Protect Your Church

5 Ways to Protect Your Church

How to implement thorough policies and procedures.
from our store
Liability & Church and State Issues: Volume 4 of Pastor, Church & Law

Liability & Church and State Issues: Volume 4 of Pastor, Church & Law Subscriber access only

Learn which local, state, and federal laws apply to religious organizations.
Benevolence Fund Basics

Benevolence Fund Basics Subscriber access only

Help your church develop a tax-compliant benevolence ministry.
Church Issues: Waivers and Release Forms and Church Liability

Church Issues: Waivers and Release Forms and Church Liability Subscriber access only

What these documents do—and don't do—based on statutes and court decisions made nationwide.