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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 June 17

Electronic Privacy Subscriber access only

Introduction

This lesson focuses on the issue of electronic privacy. You can review the Executive Summary to obtain the key points or read the Weekly Lesson for a more thorough presentation of this topic. ...

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Articles

Electronic Privacy Subscriber access only

Materialman's Liens Subscriber access only

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

Six Key Elements to Setting Church Compensation

Learn how these components can help set fair, data-driven compensation for church staff
Estate Gifts: Don’t Get Too Involved

Estate Gifts: Don’t Get Too Involved

Churches should never recommend a lawyer or a financial planner.
Hey, Fletch: How Can We Have Healthy, Honest Meetings?

Hey, Fletch: How Can We Have Healthy, Honest Meetings?

Understand what a ‘four-wall discussion’ means.
What to Know About a New Donation Scam

What to Know About a New Donation Scam

Why churches should be careful about refund requests.
Hey, Fletch: How Does the New Tax Law Affect Moving Expenses?

Hey, Fletch: How Does the New Tax Law Affect Moving Expenses?

What the changed rules mean for churches.
The 2018 Guide to Church Management Software Programs and Features

The 2018 Guide to Church Management Software Programs and Features

Choose the software that best fits your needs.
When Expenses Are Higher than Your Budget

When Expenses Are Higher than Your Budget

Does your policy have the answer on what to do?
from our store
2018 Church & Clergy Tax Guide

2018 Church & Clergy Tax Guide 

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.
Essential Guide to Church Budgeting

Essential Guide to Church Budgeting Subscriber access only

Good budgeting will help your church stay financially healthy.
Setting Wages and Benefits for Church Staff

Setting Wages and Benefits for Church Staff Subscriber access only

This training download addresses key aspects of compensation planning for church employees.
ChurchSalary

Receive a customized salary report for up to 18 different ministry positions. Learn how your church should compensate based on size, budget, location, and employee work experience.

Understanding Wage and Hour Laws

Understanding Wage and Hour Laws Subscriber access only

Learn about the Fair Labor Standards Act and how it applies to churches.
Essential Guide to Employment Issues for Church Boards

Essential Guide to Employment Issues for Church Boards Subscriber access only

Covers selection and screening, dispute resolution, terminations, discrimination, and minimum wage.