The Top 10 Church Management Articles of 2017
Immigration law, hurricane response, the housing allowance: what readers kept clicking on this year.
The Top 10 Church Management Articles of 2017
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This past year’s most popular articles on show the wide variety of financial, legal, safety, and tax matters that church leaders face. This list is based on unique page views in 2017 of articles published throughout the year.

10. 9 Tips for Planning a Safe VBS by Caitlin Edwards

How to prepare for this significant summer event.

9. What a Pastoral Coach Says Pastors Need for Spiritual Self-Care by Seth Humeniuk and Samuel Ogles

Ways to create a healthy rhythm in ministry work.

8. How to Finish 2017 Strong by Caitlin Edwards

Get a head start on year-end tasks.

7. How Should Churches Respond to Hurricanes? by Kyle Rohane

Guidance for ministries in the wake of a devastating natural disaster.

6. Financial Fraud in Churches: A Major Risk in 2017 by Thom Rainer and Jonathan Howe

Why church leaders should assess the way they collect and record money.

5. A Guide to 25-Minute Meetings for Church Leaders by John Brandon

Planning a productive (and short) meeting in which everyone gets a voice.

4. How Does Trump’s Religious Liberty Executive Order Affect Churches? by Emily Lund

Four legal experts weigh in on what the order actually means.

3. What Leaders Can Learn from Violent Incidents at Churches by Carl Chinn

2016 statistics show churches should look for signs of domestic abuse.

2. Q&A: What Churches Should Know About Immigration Law by Emily Lund

An immigration attorney shares how churches can help immigrants in their congregations and communities.

1. 5 Takeaways from the Clergy Housing Allowance Ruling by Richard R. Hammar

What a federal judge’s opinion does—and doesn’t—mean at this point.

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