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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 September 24

What is the Housing Allowance? Subscriber access only

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 September 17

Should I Opt Out of Social Security? Subscriber access only

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 September 10

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

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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What Church Leaders Need to Know About Copyright Law

What Church Leaders Need to Know About Copyright Law

What usage of copyrighted material is permissable?
Setting Wages and Benefits for Church Staff

Setting Wages and Benefits for Church Staff

This training download addresses key aspects of compensation planning for church employees.