Seventh Circuit: Clergy Housing Allowance Is Constitutional 
Appellate court reverses lower court ruling, preserving valuable tax benefit.
Seventh Circuit: Clergy Housing Allowance Is Constitutional

The US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in Chicago ruled Friday afternoon that the clergy housing allowance is a constitutionally permissible tax benefit.

The Seventh Circuit reversed a 2017 decision by a federal district judge in Wisconsin, which favored leaders of the ...

Association Calls for Prevention Commitment by Churches 
Association Calls for Prevention Commitment by Churches

The news: “The Board of Directors of the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE) approved a resolution at its semiannual meeting on March 7 lamenting the tragic violation of trust by ministers of the gospel who have sexually abused church members, and particularly children. ...

The New Overtime Rule Proposal: What Churches Should Note 
The New Overtime Rule Proposal: What Churches Should Note

On March 7, the US Department of Labor (DOL) “issued its long-awaited replacement of the Obama administration’s controversial overtime rule, raising the minimum salary threshold required for workers to qualify for the Fair Labor Standards Act's ‘white collar’ ...

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 ...

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