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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 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 April 22

The IRS Tax Guide for Churches - Part 4 Subscriber access only

Introduction

This week we turn our attention to Part 4 of The IRS Tax Guide for Churches. Start by completing the following quiz. Then review the Executive Summary for the key points on this topic, or ...

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Articles

Works Made for Hire Subscriber access only

Church Vans - Part 1 Subscriber access only

Church Vans - Part 2 Subscriber access only

When Churches Are Liable for Hostile Work Environments

When Churches Are Liable for Hostile Work Environments

What churches can learn from a recent sexual harassment case.
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.
What Does Sexual Harassment Look Like in the Church?

What Does Sexual Harassment Look Like in the Church? Subscriber access only

Defining this threat—and how church leaders must be on guard.
4 Effective Methods to Prepare for Gun Violence at Church

4 Effective Methods to Prepare for Gun Violence at Church  Subscriber access only

How church leaders can consider financial costs and practicality in their response planning.
Finding a Church Insurance Broker

Finding a Church Insurance Broker

What churches should know and ask when seeking a broker.
Why Church Leaders Shouldn’t Avoid “Practical” Topics

Why Church Leaders Shouldn’t Avoid “Practical” Topics

Preachers may not want to talk about finances—but it’s critical that they do so.
IRS Announces 2018 Mileage Rates

IRS Announces 2018 Mileage Rates

Church leaders can track and report mileage for proper reimbursement.
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Liability & Church and State Issues: Volume 4 of Pastor, Church & Law

Liability & Church and State Issues: Volume 4 of Pastor, Church & Law Subscriber access only

Learn which local, state, and federal laws apply to religious organizations.
Reducing the Risk

Reducing the Risk  Subscriber access only

Keep your church safe from child sexual abuse.
Increase Giving at Church

Increase Giving at Church Subscriber access only

Develop practical and digital strategies to cultivate a culture of giving.