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Denominational Leaders

Continuing education for ministry leaders

Welcome! On this page, you will find lessons, articles, and resources specifically tailored to your role as a denominational leader.

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.

Denominational Leaders

This Week's Lesson
Week of August 18

Denominational Websites - Part 2 Member access only

Introduction

This lesson continues our discussion of denominational websites. You can review the Executive Summary to obtain the key points or read the Weekly Lesson for a more thorough presentation of ...

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Articles

Works Made for Hire Member access only

Church Vans - Part 1 Member access only

Church Vans - Part 2 Member access only

Q&A: How Should Churches Respond to Threatening Messages?

Q&A: How Should Churches Respond to Threatening Messages?

What steps can be taken when a church receives various kinds of threats.
Creating a Crisis Communication Plan for Your Church

Creating a Crisis Communication Plan for Your Church Member access only

Five questions every church needs to ask when preparing for emergencies.
3 Tips for an Effective Communication Strategy

3 Tips for an Effective Communication Strategy

Start making a plan today.
What Churches Should Know About New Child Abuse Protection Requirements

What Churches Should Know About New Child Abuse Protection Requirements Member access only

How does recently passed legislation affect your church?
Hey, Fletch: Why Does Our Church Need an Executive Pastor?

Hey, Fletch: Why Does Our Church Need an Executive Pastor?

Tips for convincing leadership that the executive pastor role is a necessary one.
3 Areas to Consider in Evaluating Your Church’s Emergency Preparedness

3 Areas to Consider in Evaluating Your Church’s Emergency Preparedness

Make sure you have plans in place for various categories of emergencies.
How to Create a Church Culture of Accountability in the #MeToo Era

How to Create a Church Culture of Accountability in the #MeToo Era Member access only

Four strategies for responding to abuse victims and survivors.

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ChurchSalary

Experience a whole new way to set compensation. Eliminate the guesswork – get access to detailed compensation reports in just minutes.

Managing Church Facility Use

Managing Church Facility Use Member access only

Find insights to equip your church to host members and strangers.
Medical Emergency Preparation

Medical Emergency Preparation  Member access only

Is your church ready for a medical emergency?