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 December 15

What Church Leaders Need to Know about Cell Phones - Part 1 Member access only

Introduction

This week be begin a new series of lessons focusing on the legal and tax consequences of using cell phones.

A church provides its pastor with a cell phone, and pays the standard monthly fee ...

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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.

ChurchSalary

ChurchSalary

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Church Governance

Church Governance Member access only

What leaders must know to conduct legally sound church business.
Protecting Your Tax-Exempt Status

Protecting Your Tax-Exempt Status Member access only

Understand the requirements of your tax-exempt status.