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 February 16

Investment Fraud - Part 5 Member access only

Introduction

This week we continue our series on investment fraud

A church board appoints an investment committee consisting of five businesspersons in the congregation having financial expertise. The board ...

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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

5 Ways to Protect Your Church

5 Ways to Protect Your Church

How to implement thorough policies and procedures.
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?
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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Essential Guide to Children's Ministry Safety

Essential Guide to Children's Ministry Safety Member access only

Understand and implement best practices to protect kids in your ministry.
Youth Ministry in a #MeToo Culture

Youth Ministry in a #MeToo Culture Member access only

Develop boundaries and a reporting structure that keeps your youth program safe for everyone.