Pastor

Continuing education for ministry leaders
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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 staff or volunteer positions within a church.

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Loans to Pastors - Part 1

Introduction

This week we turn our attention to Part 1 of Loans to Pastors. Start by completing the following quiz. Then review the Executive Summary for the key points on this topic, or read the Weekly Lesson for a complete discussion of this topic.

Pastor D would like to purchase a new home, but needs help with a down payment. The church board agrees to loan Pastor D $25,000 at no interest, payable on demand. Does the church have the legal authority to enter into such a transaction?

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