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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 September 17

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 10

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 3

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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Receipts for Donors

Receipts for Donors

16 letters and forms for providing receipts to donors for different donations.
Record Keeping

Record Keeping

Learn best practices for protecting confidential documents.