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2019

New Email Scam Targets Payroll
Churches should verify that requests for bank account changes are legitimate.
Is Your Church Paying Fair Salaries?
Attracting and keeping quality employees while practicing good stewardship.
    The Newest Technology Isn’t Always the Best Technology
    Before your next tech purchase, use these three tips.
    Shining a Light on How Churches Spend Money
    New survey results provide insights on budget trends and decisions nationwide.
    Why "Legal" Matters More Than Ever
    Churches can no longer fly under the radar, explains attorney Erika Cole.
    Abuse and Embezzlement—Why Churches Continue to Struggle with Both
    XPastor.org Founder David Fletcher reflects on the sobering trends his research revealed.
    Gas Tax Increases and Church Budgets
    As more states reform and increase fuel taxes, the costs for reimbursing travel may go up.
    New Scam: Emails Target Worshipers
    Leaders should warn congregants about this phony “contribution” scam.
    How to Create IT Game Plans for Successful Ministry
    Free webinar will help you make smart decisions that fit your church’s needs and budget.
    Not All Noncash Gifts for Silent Auctions Are Tax Deductible
    Donations of vacation property do not result in a charitable write-off.
    The Financial Struggles of Real Pastors
    Most pastors feel the financial squeeze, despite the hype surrounding mega-rich celebrity pastors. "Bless Your Pastor" is one way congregations can respond.
    Few Church Leaders Discuss Abuse Crisis Says Pew Research
    Most startling is how little church-goers in Protestant faith traditions indicated leaders actively raised the topic.
    Six Insights About Summer Slump
    Some churches keep their ministries robust during the so-called “downtime.”
    Religious and Individual Giving Dipped in 2018
    Newly released philanthropy report reveals decreases in giving that may, in part, be due to tax policy changes.
    Hey, Fletch: Are Discounts to Church Events Taxable Income?
    Understanding what IRS Publication 15-B and IRC Section 132(a)(2) does and doesn’t say.
    Atheist Organization Opts Not to Appeal Housing Allowance Ruling
    Group says its arguments hold merit, but success at Supreme Court unlikely.
    Could Your Church Face an ADA Noncompliance Lawsuit for Its Website or App?
    What to know about this rising trend in litigation.
    With Interest Rates Up, Should Churches Borrow to Build?
    Some considerations regarding debt to fund expansion or new construction.
    Fraudulent Email Scheme Costs One Parish $1.75 Million
    Two lessons for church leaders to draw from this unfortunate story.
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    Managing the Legal Risks of Lay Counseling

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    Develop specific policies and procedures that protect your church, lay caregivers, and those who receive care.
    Essential Guide to Employment Issues for Church Boards

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    Covers selection and screening, dispute resolution, terminations, discrimination, and minimum wage.