Supreme Court Sides with Christian Baker in Major Religious Freedom Case 
SCOTUS cites violation of baker’s First Amendment rights in ruling.
Supreme Court Sides with Christian Baker in Major Religious Freedom Case
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It’s considered to be the “biggest religious liberty case of the year”—and this morning, the Supreme Court ruled 7-2 in favor of Jack Phillips, the owner of Colorado bakery Masterpiece Cakeshop, who had refused (on religious grounds) to make a gay couple’s ...

Six Key Compensation Elements That Can Help Ministry Flourish 
Join us for our June 13 webinar to be empowered to set fair pay in the church.
Six Key Compensation Elements That Can Help Ministry Flourish
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We’re hosting a webinarin response to an important issue.

The National Association of Evangelicals (NAE) conducted a 2015 survey of more than 4,000 pastors nationwide in which the dire state of pastors’ finances was quantified. Key among the findings were the stresses ...

3 Tips for an Effective Communication Strategy 
Start making a plan today.
3 Tips for an Effective Communication Strategy
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In the last few weeks, members of our church have given testimonies about how they found our church, why they came to visit, and the reasons they decided to stay. It’s been fun and encouraging to listen to people talk about the church I love—and to hear parts of ...

    Paige Patterson’s Removal • Church Zoning Dispute • Affordable Housing Project: News Roundup 
    This week’s headlines that affect churches and church leaders.
    Paige Patterson’s Removal • Church Zoning Dispute • Affordable Housing Project: News Roundup
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    Paige Patterson Removed from Leadership Role at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. “Prominent Southern Baptist leader Paige Patterson has been removed from his job as president of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary amid an evangelical #MeToo moment: a massive ...

    Hey, Fletch: How Does the New Tax Law Affect Moving Expenses? 
    What the changed rules mean for churches.
    Hey, Fletch: How Does the New Tax Law Affect Moving Expenses?
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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.

    The ...

    The 2018 Guide to Church Management Software Programs and Features 
    Choose the software that best fits your needs.
    The 2018 Guide to Church Management Software Programs and Features
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    Our friends at Ministry Business Services, Inc. (MBS) specialize in working with churches to provide solutions to church IT needs. They’ve compiled a list of various church and donor management software (ChMS) programs to help churches choose the absolute best fit.

    Their ...

      Church and State Case • Religious Voters • Church Security: News Roundup 
      This week’s headlines that affect churches and church leaders.
      Church and State Case • Religious Voters • Church Security: News Roundup
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      Court Hears Arguments in Florida Cross Removal Case. “The fate of Pensacola's Bayview Park cross now rests with three federal judges after oral arguments were held Wednesday morning in Atlanta in the appeal of last year's lower federal court ruling ordering the ...

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