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Church Law & Tax Report

March/April 2008
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Recent Developments

Recent Developments

Issues that affect ministers and churches, with Richard R. Hammar

Church Childcare Program Forced to Seek License Member access only

Court concluded that licensing law did not violate church’s rights.
Employment Practices

Former Organist Sues Church Member access only

Court rules that church organist is not a ministerial employee.
Child Abuse Reporting

School Not Liable for Teacher's Affair with Student Member access only

Court determines the school did not have enough evidence to intervene.

Should a Teenage Molester Be Allowed to Attend Church? Member access only

High risk situations require extra precautions.
How Should We Handle Sleeping Arrangements on a Student Missions Trip?

How Should We Handle Sleeping Arrangements on a Student Missions Trip? Member access only

Separation and supervision are key to safe overnights.



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Internal Controls for Church Finances

Internal Controls for Church Finances Member access only

Learn how to protect your church's money.
Starting a Disaster Response Ministry

Starting a Disaster Response Ministry Member access only

Safely and effectively serve people whose lives have been overturned by a disaster.