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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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What Church Leaders Need to Know about Cell Phones - Part 2

Introduction

This lesson focuses on Part 2 of What Denominational Leaders Need to Know about Cell Phones. You can review the Executive Summary to obtain the key points or read the Weekly Lesson for a more thorough presentation of this topic. Start by completing the following interactive exercise to test your knowledge.

A pastor is speaking with his secretary on a cell phone while driving a car on church business. He is momentarily distracted, and disregards a red light, resulting in an accident in which the occupants of another car are seriously injured. The victims threaten to sue the church as a result of the pastor's use of a cell phone while driving. Can the church be liable under these circumstances? If so, how can this risk be reduced?

Weekly Quiz

Instructions Click on the correct answer for each of the following questions.

Executive Summary

If you're like most church leaders, you use a cell phone in your work. However, you also use the same phone for personal calls. The tax consequences of the use of cell phones are complex. This and the previous lesson, summarize the basic rules to ensure that you and your church are correctly complying with the tax law.

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