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 February 16

Church Vans - Part 1 Member access only

Introduction

Our lesson this week examines the topic of Church Vans. The Executive Summary provides a concise review of the key points. Before we get started, test your knowledge by completing the following ...

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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
5 Ways to Protect Your Church

5 Ways to Protect Your Church

How to implement thorough policies and procedures.
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.
IRA and 401(k) Contribution Limits Went up for 2019

IRA and 401(k) Contribution Limits Went up for 2019

The IRS issued guidance for cost-of-living increases.
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.
The Minister and the Church’s Payroll Tax Obligations

The Minister and the Church’s Payroll Tax Obligations

Key tips on navigating withholding.
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.

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.
Essential Guide to Money for Church Boards

Essential Guide to Money for Church Boards  Member access only

Church board members should have a basic understanding of these financial issues.