Business Administrator

Continuing education for ministry leaders

Welcome! On this page, you will find lessons, articles, and resources specifically tailored to your role as a business administrator for your church.

Weekly Lessons, created and written by Richard R. Hammar, J.D., LL.M., CPA, give you a basic legal overview of essential topics based on your role. The current lesson is featured below, as well as the links to the previous two weeks’ lessons.


In addition, various articles that pertain to your position—from Church Law & Tax Report, Church Finance Today, and our exclusive web-only content—are listed here for your convenience, as well as recommended resources from the Church Law & Tax Store.

Business Administrator

This Week's Lesson
Week of April 5

Lead-Based Paint on Church Property - Part 2 Member access only

Introduction

Our lesson this week continues the examination of lead-based paint. The Executive Summary provides a concise review of the key points of this lesson. Before we get started, test your knowledge ...

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Articles

Electronic Privacy Member access only

Materialman's Liens Member access only

Laws affecting "materialman's liens" in building and construction projects

Dealing with Sex Offenders Who Attend Church Member access only

How do we protect our members from known sex offenders?

5 Ways to Protect Your Church

How to implement thorough policies and procedures.
The 10 Commandments of Church Management

The 10 Commandments of Church Management Member access only

Apply these principles to stay legal and keep your witness intact.
When the Church Office Closes for Bad Weather, Does Everyone Get Paid?

When the Church Office Closes for Bad Weather, Does Everyone Get Paid?

The legal—and logical—considerations regarding how to handle an office closure.
Hey, Fletch: Does Our Church Have Enough Insurance Coverage?

Hey, Fletch: Does Our Church Have Enough Insurance Coverage?

Leaders must understand what is—and isn’t—covered by their policies.
Hey, Fletch: What Kind of Written Report Should We Give to the Church Board?

Hey, Fletch: What Kind of Written Report Should We Give to the Church Board?

How this tool can reduce meeting times and enhance efficiency.
Separating Fact From Fiction Regarding the 'Parking Lot Tax'

Separating Fact From Fiction Regarding the 'Parking Lot Tax' Member access only

Understanding the new tax reform’s effects on employer-provided parking.
from our store
2020 Church & Clergy Tax Guide

2020 Church & Clergy Tax Guide Member access only

Find comprehensive help understanding United States tax laws as they relate to pastors and churches.
Best Practices for Technology Usage

Best Practices for Technology Usage 

Establish policies and best practices to govern the use of technology for church staff.
Setting Wages and Benefits for Church Staff

Setting Wages and Benefits for Church Staff Member access only

This training download addresses key aspects of compensation planning for church employees.
Understanding Church Insurance

Understanding Church Insurance Member access only

Understand your church's insurance needs to be assured you have adequate coverage.

ChurchSalary

ChurchSalary

Let ChurchSalary do the work. Get personalized compensation reports for staff and pastors.

Pastor, Church & Law, Fifth Edition

Pastor, Church & Law, Fifth Edition Member access only

Learn which local, state, and federal laws apply to religious organizations.
Essential Guide to Copyright Law for Churches

Essential Guide to Copyright Law for Churches Member access only

Richard Hammar explains how to avoid copyright infringement.