Synagogue Shooter • Kentucky Shooter Tried Church • Housing Allowance Case Updates: News Roundup 
    This week’s headlines that affect churches and church leaders.
    Synagogue Shooter • Kentucky Shooter Tried Church • Housing Allowance Case Updates: News Roundup

    Synagogue Shooter Charged with Hate Crimes. “Federal prosecutors have filed hate crime charges against a Pennsylvania man they say stormed a Pittsburgh synagogue and opened fire, killing 11 people. Robert Bowers, 46, of suburban Baldwin, surrendered to authorities after ...

    15 Reasons Your Next Hire Should Be Administrative 
    15 Reasons Your Next Hire Should Be Administrative

    I never imagined working in ministry. Growing up in a small town with mostly smaller churches, the senior pastor was lucky to be getting paid. On rare occasions, if a church was doing well financially, they might give the youth pastor $50 a week.

    But no one had ever given a thought ...

      What’s Next in the Clergy Housing Allowance Challenge 
      Oral arguments next week move this controversial case closer to resolution.
      What’s Next in the Clergy Housing Allowance Challenge

      (Editor’s Note: A recap of the October 24, 2018, oral arguments is now available through this article on ChurchLawAndTax.com.)

      The constitutional challenge to the clergy housing allowance takes an important next step Wednesday when oral arguments for the case are heard ...

        How to Turn Salary Data into a Real Compensation Package 
        Join us for our October 24 webinar to learn how to go from objective data to subjective context.
        How to Turn Salary Data into a Real Compensation Package

        Setting reasonable and fair compensation for employees is important whether the organization is a for-profit or nonprofit entity, like a church. But, as CPA Elaine Sommerville notes in Church Compensation, the stakes for nonprofits and churches are much higher.

        “A significant ...

          Hey, Fletch: Is Our Church Website Violating Copyright Law? 
          Streaming music and other activities raise several legal issues.
          Hey, Fletch: Is Our Church Website Violating Copyright Law?

          In this regular column, longtime executive pastor and XPastor.org founder 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.

          5 Numbers to Watch this Fall 
          5 Numbers to Watch this Fall

          September through November has always been a season of growth at the church I serve. Summer is over and temperatures start dropping, which means people are spending less time on vacation or at the lake and more time showing up to church. The kids have gone back to school, and ...

            Cybersecurity Month: Smart Devices in the Home and Office 
            How some easy steps can prevent your most common devices from becoming a threat.
            Cybersecurity Month: Smart Devices in the Home and Office

            Editor’s Note: A version of this article previously appeared on CapinCrouse’s website. It has been reprinted here with permission.

            October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. The national nonprofit accounting and consulting firm CapinCrouse is providing information ...

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            Essential Guide to Church Budgeting

            Essential Guide to Church Budgeting Subscriber access only

            Good budgeting will help your church stay financially healthy.
            Understanding Labor Laws

            Understanding Labor Laws Subscriber access only

            Best practices for complying with regulations that pertain to hiring, firing, paying, disciplining, and supervising ministry employees.