A Peek Inside How Churches Spend Their Money 
The trends from the past 20 years—and how you can help us better understand them in 2019.
A Peek Inside How Churches Spend Their Money

Each month we receive questions from church leaders like you. Many of these questions share a common theme. They go something like this:

We’re a small church in Florida. We’re trying to figure out how our spending on personnel compares to other churches like us. Can ...
Miami Church Hit with $7 Million Tax Bill 
Miami Church Hit with $7 Million Tax Bill

“The First Presbyterian Church of Miami, the oldest organized congregation in the city, has been hit with a $7.1 million tax bill by the Miami-Dade Property Appraiser, which claims the church has leased a portion of church grounds to a for-profit school and food trucks, ...

District of Columbia Changes Course on Church Water Rate 
District of Columbia Changes Course on Church Water Rate

“D.C. officials have backed away from a proposal that would have made it easier for churches to qualify for a break on their water rates than other nonprofits, after critics said the policy could have been unconstitutional. The city is instead moving forward with a plan ...

Church Volunteer Caught on Video Abusing Child 
Church Volunteer Caught on Video Abusing Child

Police with the North Charleston (SC) Police Department said that in November Jacop Hazlett, a volunteer daycare provider for New Spring Church, “escorted” a 3-year-old boy into the bathroom during a Sunday service, took photographs of the child, and sexually abused ...

Don't Be Blindsided by Three "Unexpected Expenses" 
Don't Be Blindsided by Three "Unexpected Expenses"

In his blog on ChristianityToday.com, small-church pastor Karl Vaters offers these tips that could keep you from being caught off guard by three types of expenses:

  1. Set aside money every month for annual bills. Most bills come monthly. But every church has annual bills (like insurance) that we have to stop being surprised by. Any healthy church anticipates these bills and plans for them by laying some money aside every month so it’s there when the bill inevitably arrives.
What to Include in a Severance Package 
What to Include in a Severance Package

Determine what to include in a severance package by establishing your budget and reviewing the paid benefits that the employee receives. Often a severance package will include full pay, paid insurance premiums, continued contribution to retirement, and outplacement services ...

The Ever-Increasing Need for Cyber Insurance 
The Ever-Increasing Need for Cyber Insurance

While focused on American businesses, this item from The Kiplinger Letter offers some insights about inadequate cyber insurance coverage that can also apply to churches:

The rise in cyberattacks is upping demand for insurance, yet many US firms don’t have policies covering ...

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