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New Minister
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 staff or volunteer positions within a church.

This Week's LessonWeek of February 7

What is the Housing Allowance?

Introduction

This lesson examines the popular topic of housing allowance. The Executive Summary provides a concise review of the key points. Before we get started, test your knowledge by completing the ...

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Last Week's LessonWeek of January 31

Should I Opt Out of Social Security?

Introduction

This lesson examines what new ministers need to know about social security. The Executive Summary provides a concise review of the key points. Before we get started, test your knowledge by ...

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Previous Week's LessonWeek of January 24

Should I Report My Social Security Taxes as an Employee or as Self-Employed?

Introduction

This lesson examines one of the most confusing topics for new ministers: your employment status for Social Security purposes. The Executive Summary provides a concise review of the key points. ...

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Draw the Line: Relational Boundaries for Safe Youth Ministry

Draw the Line: Relational Boundaries for Safe Youth Ministry

Proactively protect the students, leaders, and pastors at your church.
Lay Counseling Safety

Lay Counseling Safety

Manage the legal and ethical risks that arise in lay counseling and other spiritual care ministries.