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Oregon Case Provides a Powerful Reminder to Churches

Editor's Note: On March 5, 2010, this post was corrected to show the trial court originally ruled in favor of the pastor, and this ruling was recently affirmed on appeal. The correct version appears in full below:

Last week, an Oregon appeals court issued an important ruling ...

Legally Host A Super Bowl Party
Churches must abide by NFL guidelines.

If your church is hosting a Super Bowl party this year, you will need to abide by three simple guidelines to avoid violating copyright law. Attorney David Middlebrook, who specializes in representing tax-exempt organizations and is a member of our Editorial Advisory Board, lays ...

Resolving Conflict in the Church Office
5 ways to biblically approach a disagreement

The scenario that got both Sally and Jim both terminated from their company could have run like this:

Jim: All I said was that I needed the documents, completed and signed, by tomorrow night.

Sally: Don't tell me that's all you said. You demanded it!

Jim: I asked nicely.

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Church Governance

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What leaders must know to conduct legally sound church business.
Essential Guide to Copyright Law for Churches

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Richard Hammar explains how to avoid copyright infringement.