Denominational Leaders

Continuing education for ministry leaders
Denominational 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.

This Week's LessonWeek of June 28

Four Tax Rules for Ministers Member access only

Introduction

This lesson focuses on the issue of special tax rules for ministers. You can review the Executive Summary to obtain the key points or read the Weekly Lesson for a more thorough presentation ...

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Works Made for Hire Member access only

Church Vans - Part 1 Member access only

Church Vans - Part 2 Member access only

Tracking Faith-Based Legal Challenges to Pandemic Orders

Tracking Faith-Based Legal Challenges to Pandemic Orders

How federal courts nationwide are addressing religious liberty arguments by churches.

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? Member access only

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

Start making a plan today.

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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