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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 February 19

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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Last Week's LessonWeek of February 12

Accountable Expense Reimbursement Arrangements

Introduction

Our lesson this week examines the topic of "Accountable" Expense Reimbursement Arrangements. The Executive Summary provides a concise review of the key points. Before we get started, ...

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Previous Week's LessonWeek of February 5

Can I Have the Church Withhold My Taxes?

Introduction

This lesson examines the topic of withholding taxes of ministerial employees. The Executive Summary provides a concise review of the key points. Before we get started, test your knowledge ...

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Preparing Your Church for Any Emergency

Preparing Your Church for Any Emergency

Learn disaster management techniques and create your response strategies
Stacking Up Electronics In The Church

Stacking Up Electronics In The Church

Explore legal issues for cell phone use, texting, and email for church workers.