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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 May 21

What Legal Requirements Apply to the Performance of Marriage Ceremonies?

Introduction

In this lesson we turn our attention to the performance of marriages by clergy. Start by completing the following quiz. Then review the Executive Summary for the key points on this topic, ...

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Last Week's LessonWeek of May 14

Am I Required to Report Child Abuse?

Introduction

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

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Previous Week's LessonWeek of May 7

What is the Clergy-Penitent Privilege?

Introduction

This lesson covers the topic of the clergy privilege. The Executive Summary provides a concise review of the key points. Before we get started, test your knowledge by completing the following ...

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Safe Practices for Planting a Church

Safe Practices for Planting a Church

Step-by-step help on the key issues you'll face when you plant a new church
Essential Guide to Youth Ministry Safety

Essential Guide to Youth Ministry Safety

There’s much youth pastors can do to keep the youth safe