Immigration law, hurricane response, the housing allowance: what readers kept clicking on this year.
This past year’s most popular articles on ManagingYourChuch.com show the wide variety of financial, legal, safety, and tax matters that church leaders face. This list is based on unique page views in 2017 of articles published throughout the year.
10. “9 Tips for Planning a Safe VBS” by Caitlin Edwards
How to prepare for this significant summer event.
9. “What a Pastoral Coach Says Pastors Need for Spiritual Self-Care” by Seth Humeniuk and Samuel Ogles
Ways to create a healthy rhythm in ministry work.
8. “How to Finish 2017 Strong” by Caitlin Edwards
Get a head start on year-end tasks.
7. “How Should Churches Respond to Hurricanes?” by Kyle Rohane
Guidance for ministries in the wake of a devastating natural disaster.
6. “Financial Fraud in Churches: A Major Risk in 2017” by Thom Rainer and Jonathan Howe
Why church leaders should assess the way they collect and record money.
5. “A Guide to 25-Minute Meetings for Church Leaders” by John Brandon
Planning a productive (and short) meeting in which everyone gets a voice.
4. “How Does Trump’s Religious Liberty Executive Order Affect Churches?” by Emily Lund
Four legal experts weigh in on what the order actually means.
3. “What Leaders Can Learn from Violent Incidents at Churches” by Carl Chinn
2016 statistics show churches should look for signs of domestic abuse.
2. “Q&A: What Churches Should Know About Immigration Law” by Emily Lund
An immigration attorney shares how churches can help immigrants in their congregations and communities.
1. “5 Takeaways from the Clergy Housing Allowance Ruling” by Richard R. Hammar
What a federal judge’s opinion does—and doesn’t—mean at this point.