How to Ensure Fair Salaries for Your Church Staff
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How to Ensure Fair Salaries for Your Church Staff  
Find out more about an exciting new compensation resource for your ministry.

Many churches struggle with knowing what a fair wage is for their pastors and staff. Our guess is that your church is among them.

For more than 10 years, Church Law & Tax has been creating the Compensation Handbook for Church Staff to help churches better understand fair ...

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    This week’s headlines that affect churches and church leaders.
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    Bill Hybels Leaves Willow Creek Six Months Early. “Bill Hybels has stepped down as senior pastor of Willow Creek Community Church, the Chicago-area megachurch he founded over 40 years ago, citing the controversy over recent allegations against him. Many in the wider Christian ...

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    Navigating donations, designations, and more.
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    In this biweekly column, longtime executive pastor and XPastor.org founder David Fletcher takes on readers’ questions about finances, staffing, communications, and more. Submit your questions using the subject line "Hey, Fletch" to editor@churchlawandtax.com.

    When Churches Are Liable for Hostile Work Environments 
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    This case study originally appeared in “Creating Sexual Harassment Policies for Church Workplaces,” a feature article in the March/April 2018 issue of Church Law & Tax Report.

    A federal district court in Oklahoma ruled that a church could be sued on the basis ...

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      Texas Appeals Court Rules Against Break-Away Anglican Group. “In The Episcopal Church v. Salazar . . . a Texas state appeals court issued another ruling in a long-running dispute over ownership of property of the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth. In 2008, the Diocese voted ...

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      This week’s headlines that affect churches and church leaders.
      Sanctuary Versus City • Hidden Cell Phone Tower • Church Pays Medical Debts: News Roundup
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      City and Church in Showdown over Sanctuary for Family. “South Congregational Church [in Springfield, Massachusetts], which is providing sanctuary for a Peruvian woman facing deportation, will not permit the city to inspect the site unless it obtains a court warrant, officials ...

        Bill Hybels Accusations • Church Self-Defense Law • Johnson Amendment: News Roundup 
        This week’s headlines that affect churches and church leaders.
        Bill Hybels Accusations • Church Self-Defense Law • Johnson Amendment: News Roundup
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        Willow Creek Founder Bill Hybels Accused of Sexual Harassment. “A group of former pastors and staff members has accused [Willow Creek Community Church founder Bill] Hybels of a pattern of sexual harassment and misconduct, the Chicago Tribune reported tonight [March 22]. ...

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