Housing Allowance Appeal • Unconstitutional Church Grants • Willow Creek Investigation: News Roundup
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    Housing Allowance Appeal • Unconstitutional Church Grants • Willow Creek Investigation: News Roundup 
    This week’s headlines that affect churches and church leaders.

    Pastors Appeal Housing Allowance Ruling. “When a pastor responds to late-night prayer request or invites congregants to his home for Bible study, is he just doing his job or going beyond the call of duty? That’s not a question for the federal government to decide, ...

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

      Bill Hybels Resigns • Volunteers and FLSA • Church Homeless Shelter: News Roundup 
      This week’s headlines that affect churches and church leaders.
      Bill Hybels Resigns • Volunteers and FLSA • Church Homeless Shelter: News Roundup
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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 ...

      Hey, Fletch: What Are the Best Accounting Practices for a Multisite Campus? 
      Navigating donations, designations, and more.
      Hey, Fletch: What Are the Best Accounting Practices for a Multisite Campus?
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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 
      What churches can learn from a recent sexual harassment case.
      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 ...

        Church Property Dispute • Donor-Advised Funds • Concealed Weapons: News Roundup 
        This week’s headlines that affect churches and church leaders.
        Church Property Dispute • Donor-Advised Funds • Concealed Weapons: News Roundup
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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 ...

        Sanctuary Versus City • Hidden Cell Phone Tower • Church Pays Medical Debts: News Roundup 
        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 ...

        Using Social Media Safely

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        Policies to keep your church staff and members safe when using social media.
        Essential Guide to Children's Ministry Safety

        Essential Guide to Children's Ministry Safety Subscriber access only

        Understand and implement best practices to protect kids in your ministry.