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January/February 2010
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Feature Article

57 Tax Changes You Need to Know About Member access only

New laws may mean lower taxes for 2009.


Should You Prepare Your Own Tax Returns? Member access only

It's not as hard as you might think.
Recent Developments

Recent Developments

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

Follow Procedural Requirements for Church Business Meetings Member access only

Follow your church's bylaws and state law to ensure the validity of your membership meetings.

What's Protected by the Clergy-Penitent Privilege Member access only

Not all conversations with a minister are covered by the privilege.
Sexual Misconduct by Clergy, Lay Employees, and Volunteers

Can a Denominational Office Be Held Liable for a Pastor's Sexual Misconduct? Member access only

The answer depends on several factors.
Tax Calendar

Tax Calendar

Important deadlines for churches and ministers



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Dealing with Dangerous People

Dealing with Dangerous People Member access only

This resource goes through safety measures to ward off dangerous individuals from entering your church.
Planning the Pastor’s Retirement Package

Planning the Pastor’s Retirement Package Member access only

Use this guide to develop your pastors retirement plan for all stages of life.