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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 July 24

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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Last Week's LessonWeek of July 17

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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Previous Week's LessonWeek of July 10

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

Introduction

This lesson focuses on the issue of employed status for federal income tax purposes. This is an important issue for anyone just beginning his or her ministry. You can review the Executive ...

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Managing Church Facility Use

Managing Church Facility Use

Find insights to equip your church to host members and strangers.
Essentials for Screening Youth Workers

Essentials for Screening Youth Workers

Help your church become proactive in protecting your youth ministry.