When the Church Office Closes for Bad Weather, Does Everyone Get Paid?
When the Church Office Closes for Bad Weather, Does Everyone Get Paid? 
The legal—and logical—considerations regarding how to handle an office closure.

Winter weather advisory: snow, gusty winds, ice, and bitter cold are hitting much of our nation, with the Polar Vortex bringing wind chills of 50 below or worse this week in parts of the Midwest.

How should churches address inclement weather issues for their employees? And are ...

New Book from Disaster Ministry Expert on Faith, Trauma, & Resilience 
How a disaster expert found his calling the hard way.
New Book from Disaster Ministry Expert on Faith, Trauma, & Resilience

When Dr. Jamie Aten moved to southern Mississippi just days before Hurricane Katrina hit in 2005, he had no idea what was ahead. In the months and years that followed, he witnessed firsthand the significant impact the church and faith-based groups had in the relief and recovery ...

    Church Law & Tax Presents: The 2019 Webinar Series 
    Church Law & Tax Presents: The 2019 Webinar Series

    Thank you to everyone who joined a Church Law & Tax webinar in 2018. We hope the webinars have been useful to you and your church. We pray they also continue to serve you well as on-demand videos on ChurchLawAndTax.com.

    The new year now offers us another chance to equip and ...

      What XPastor Has Learned the World Needs in 2019 
      Executive pastor conference preaches head and heart in the midst of evil outside—and sometimes inside—the church.
      What XPastor Has Learned the World Needs in 2019

      As far as conference themes go, David Fletcher thought the one he selected for last year’s XP-Seminar—a gathering of about 200 executive pastors from across the country—was a real winner.

      “Business brain plus pastoral heart equals executive pastor” ...

      Hey, Fletch: Does Our Church Have Enough Insurance Coverage? 
      Leaders must understand what is—and isn’t—covered by their policies.
      Hey, Fletch: Does Our Church Have Enough Insurance Coverage?

      In this regular 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.

      IRS Announces 2019 Mileage Rates 
      Church leaders can track and report mileage for proper reimbursement.
      IRS Announces 2019 Mileage Rates

      The Internal Revenue Service has announced the new standard mileage rates for 2019. Starting on January 1, 2019, the standard mileage rates for the use of a car, van, pickup, or panel truck will be:

      • 58 cents for every mile of business travel driven, up 3.5 cents from the 2018 rate
      4 Common Mistakes in Annual Reviews of Pastors 
      And solutions to these problems to help strengthen these reviews.
      4 Common Mistakes in Annual Reviews of Pastors

      Every pastor I know wants to do a good job. The vast majority of them are willing to receive feedback. Yet many pastors get nervous about receiving an annual review. Why? Because they’ve been through a review with some of these four problems. Here’s how to solve ...

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      Church Board Guide to a Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Policy

      Church Board Guide to a Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Policy Subscriber access only

      Church leaders and boards can take relatively simple, yet effective steps to reduce the likelihood of child sexual abuse.
      12 Law & Tax Guidelines for New Ministers

      12 Law & Tax Guidelines for New Ministers Subscriber access only

      Essential knowledge to ensure legal and financial clarity and integrity in ministry.