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Youth/Children's Worker
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 16

What Youth Pastors Should Know about the Clergy-Penitent Privilege Subscriber access only

Introduction

Pastor Terry is the youth pastor at his church. He counsels with Chad, an adolescent boy who is experiencing emotional problems because his parents are seeking a divorce. At a child custody ...

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Last Week's LessonWeek of July 9

Are Ministers Employees or Self-Employed for Income Taxes? Subscriber access only

Introduction

This lesson focuses on the issue of employee status for income tax purposes. Should a youth pastor be treated as an employee and receive a W-2 form, or as self-employed and receive a 1099 ...

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Previous Week's LessonWeek of July 2

Are Ministers Employees or Self-Employed for Social Security? Subscriber access only

Introduction

Our lesson this week examines the topic of employee status for social security purposes. Many churches incorrectly classify youth pastors for social security, and this can create problems. ...

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Childcare Workers

Childcare Workers

How to protect your church's kids and those who serve them.
Food Safety Guide: Church Potlucks and More

Food Safety Guide: Church Potlucks and More

Learn how to safely prepare and store foods before your next church dinner.