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Are Churches Legally Required to Issue Statements for Every Contribution?
Reader: What about a one-time donation of only $10?
Court Dismisses Atheist Challenge to Filing Exemptions for Churches
Judge cites federal appeals court's rejection of housing allowance challenge.
Church Bulletins: What's Trending?
8 trends worth noting as you evaluate your own use of bulletins.
Salaries as a Percentage of Church Budget
Why churches must get the right balance, especially for a mortgage loan.
Q&A: Miscalculating Building Campaign Pledges
How this common mistake can create a major problem.
May All Your Christmas Services Be Merry ... and Legal
Songs you can sing without the Grinch showing up with his team of lawyers.
Kiss Cam
7 Common Financial Control Problems
Address these common issues before trouble surfaces.
23 Defining Factors of a Healthy Church
These particular indicators have nothing to do with numerical growth.
3 Steps to Keep Criminals from Targeting Your Church
Property prep, community relations, and common sense can go a long way.
4 Ingredients for an Effective Accounting System
Don't let sloppy or poor accounting practices compromise your church's finances.
5 Tips for a Safe One-on-One Mentoring Program
Guidelines and safeguards for an effective adult mentoring ministry.
What to Note About the Subpoenas of Houston Churches
Plus four other trends, tips, ideas, and stats to help church leaders manage well this week.
6 Steps to Prevent Fraud
Protect your church from fraudulent activities.
15 All-too-Common Church Facility Problems
Set a high standard for maintenance, safety, and overall look of your building.
Is Your Church's Worship Violating Copyright Laws?
Plus four other trends, tips, ideas, and stats to help church leaders manage well this week.
Q&A: Out-of-Pocket Expenses
Can a volunteer's expenses be counted as charitable contributions?
Building Your Leadership Team
Consider the pros and cons of cultivating staff from within your congregation.
9 Key Guidelines for Staff Meetings
These field-tested principles should work for almost any leadership situation.
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Using Social Media Safely

Using Social Media Safely Member access only

Policies to keep your church staff and members safe when using social media.
20 Finance Questions Churches Ask

20 Finance Questions Churches Ask Member access only

Richard Hammar answers relevant tax and finance questions for church leaders.