With 2022 almost over, Church Law & Tax counts down the most watched, listened to, and downloaded content.
You may be among the tens of thousands who checked in on articles tackling some of the most complex issues facing the church today. Or maybe you’re among the thousands who attended a series of live webinars throughout the year. Or perhaps you downloaded or streamed the Church Law podcast. Regardless of the way (or ways) you accessed our content, know how grateful and thankful we are for your trust and support.
Blessings in the New Year!
Top 10 Church Law & Tax articles (by page views)
Understanding this key legal doctrine, how it works, and when it matters—or doesn’t—for specific positions.
By Frank Sommerville
9. When the Church Office Closes for Bad Weather, Does Everyone Get Paid?
The legal—and logical—considerations regarding how to handle an office closure.
By Sally Wagenmaker
8. Understanding Worship Music Copyright Law
Staying legal is important, but we might not always grasp exactly why, or who benefits.
By Bonnie McMaken
2. Taking Advantage of the Employee Retention Credit
If certain criteria are met, congregations, nonprofits, and schools are potentially eligible to receive thousands of dollars.
By Kaylyn Varnum, Michele Wales, and Mike Batts
1. Mastering Seventeen End-of-Year Tasks
Use this to-do list to finish 2022 well and start the new year right.
By the Editors
Top five Church Law & Tax webinars (by registrations)
2. Should Your Church Get Political?
Understanding the legal, theological, and pastoral considerations of political involvement for churches.
Featuring Church Law & Tax’s Matthew Branaugh, Sally Wagenmaker, Erik Stanley, and Christianity Today’s Big Tent Initiative
1. Handling a Child Abuse Allegation in Your Church
Planning well so that your ministry responds well if the unthinkable ever arises.
Featuring Jeff Dalrymple, H. Robert Showers, Jr., Sally Wagenmaker and Theresa Lynn Sidebotham
Top five Church Law & Tax podcasts (by downloads)
5. HR Matters for Churches
Why legal issues related to employees deserve top consideration.
Featuring Tiffany Releford, Esq.
3. Pastoral Accountability for Healthy Churches
What one ministry learned about how churches can more actively prevent moral failures, build healthier cultures, and reduce legal disputes.
Featuring Michael Martin, Esq.
2. Answering Listeners’ Questions About Legal Issues
Tackling board member liability, religious worker visas, childcare policies for home Bible studies, compensation-setting practices, and more!
Featuring Erika E. Cole and Matthew Branaugh
1. The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill and What You Should Consider Before Changing Your Bylaws
Why a shift in church governance can lead to unexpected results.
Featuring Mike Cosper