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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 April 22

Church Insurance—What Church Business Administrators Should Know, Part 1 Subscriber access only

Introduction

This week we continue our attention on payroll tax reporting. Start by completing the following quiz. Then review the Executive Summary for the key points on this topic, or read the Weekly ...

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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
Hey, Fletch: What Are the Best Accounting Practices for a Multisite Campus?

Hey, Fletch: What Are the Best Accounting Practices for a Multisite Campus?

Navigating donations, designations, and more.
What Retired Ministers Should Know About Housing Allowances

What Retired Ministers Should Know About Housing Allowances Subscriber access only

Insights and regulations to keep in mind.
Churches Can No Longer Itemize Deductions for Business Expenses

Churches Can No Longer Itemize Deductions for Business Expenses

What you should know in light of recent tax reform.
A Closer Look at the Housing Allowance

A Closer Look at the Housing Allowance

What this tax benefit means for churches nationwide.
What Churches Need to Know About the New FEMA Disaster Aid Process

What Churches Need to Know About the New FEMA Disaster Aid Process

A breakdown of the options churches now have access to for disaster protection and relief.
Why Hiring Ex-Offenders Should Be a Priority for Churches

Why Hiring Ex-Offenders Should Be a Priority for Churches Subscriber access only

How churches can prioritize support and employment for those leaving prison—while still considering the risks.
4 Ways to Make an Agenda Work for You

4 Ways to Make an Agenda Work for You

Consider which approach may work best for your meetings.
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.
20 Finance Questions Churches Ask

20 Finance Questions Churches Ask Subscriber access only

Richard Hammar shares his answers to 20 of the most widely asked and relevant tax and finance questions for church leaders.
Financing a Church Building Project

Financing a Church Building Project Subscriber access only

Answers to common questions on obtaining donations, loans, and grants.