6 Common Problems with Church Bylaws 
Why bylaws can often hurt churches.
6 Common Problems with Church Bylaws
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Church bylaws are a necessity, both from a legal and an organizational perspective. They provide the framework from which the organization exists and operates.

So, hear me well. I not advocating the elimination, eradication, or minimization of church bylaws.

But I am suggesting ...

Hey, Fletch: What’s the Best Way to Structure a Pay Scale? 
Tips for building a compensation plan that can grow with your church.
Hey, Fletch: What’s the Best Way to Structure a Pay Scale?
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In this biweekly column, longtime executive pastor and XPastor.orgfounder David Fletcher takes on readers’ questions about finances, staffing, communications, and more. Submit your questions using the subject line "Hey, Fletch" to editor@churchlawandtax.com.

    #MourningWhileBlack • Church Versus City • CA Church Vehicles: News Roundup 
    This week’s headlines that affect churches and church leaders.
    #MourningWhileBlack • Church Versus City • CA Church Vehicles: News Roundup

    #MourningWhileBlack. “The Archdiocese of Washington has apologized for kicking a black family out of their loved one’s funeral, prompting social media to respond with the hashtag #MourningWhileBlack. . . . On Tuesday, hundreds of people gathered at Saint Mary’s ...

    How Can Churches Treat Their Staffs Well? 
    An experienced executive pastor offers insights on compensation, job descriptions, and more.
    How Can Churches Treat Their Staffs Well?
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    Editor’s Note: Christianity Today’s Church Law & Tax Team will co-host “Smart Money for Church Salaries,” a church compensation workshop with David Fletcher, on August 23 in Wheaton, Illinois. Readers receive an $80 discount by entering CT in the ...

    Hey, Fletch: How Can We Fix Our New Giver Email? 
    Tips for making your emails to new donors effective and accessible.
    Hey, Fletch: How Can We Fix Our New Giver Email?
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    In this biweekly column, longtime executive pastor and XPastor.orgfounder David Fletcher takes on readers’ questions about finances, staffing, communications, and more. Submit your questions using the subject line "Hey, Fletch" to editor@churchlawandtax.com.

    8 Reminders About Supplemental Income Projects 
    Take these necessary precautions.
    8 Reminders About Supplemental Income Projects
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    I understand what a challenge it can be to focus on ministry when finances are tight. Over the years I have received several questions on the topic of supplemental income. Some of you have asked about precautions when working on supplemental income projects. I have heard from ...

      Episcopal Church Properties • FBI Malware Warning • Statute of Limitations: News Roundup 
      This week’s headlines that affect churches and church leaders.
      Episcopal Church Properties • FBI Malware Warning • Statute of Limitations: News Roundup
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      Episcopal Church in South Carolina Will Reclaim $500 Million Worth of Properties. “The Episcopal Church in South Carolina is preparing to reclaim control of more than two dozen properties worth an estimated $500 million after the U.S. Supreme Court decided not to hear ...

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      Setting a Pastor's Pay

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      Richard Hammar explains legal and tax matters for planning the pastors compensation.
      Check-In and Check-Out Procedures

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      How to establish check-in procedures that keep children safe.