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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 treasurer/bookkeeper at your church.

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.

Treasurer/Bookkeeper

This Week's Lesson
Week of October 14

Gifts of Stock - Part 4 Subscriber access only

Introduction

Our lesson this week examines the topic of Gifts of Stock. The Executive Summary provides a concise review of the key points. Before we get started, test your knowledge by completing the following ...

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Articles

Continuing Education Subscriber access only

Taxable income in relation to continuing education

Employee or Self-Employed Subscriber access only

Employment status for tax reporting purposes

Preparing Form 1099s Subscriber access only

Employment status pertaining to the use of Form 1099s for tax reporting purposes
The Minister and the Church’s Payroll Tax Obligations

The Minister and the Church’s Payroll Tax Obligations

Key tips on navigating withholding.
3 Audiences for Church Financial Reports to Consider

3 Audiences for Church Financial Reports to Consider

The people you need to keep in the know when creating financial statements.
Hey, Fletch: What’s the Best Way to Structure a Pay Scale?

Hey, Fletch: What’s the Best Way to Structure a Pay Scale?

Tips for building a compensation plan that can grow with your church.
How Can Churches Treat Their Staffs Well?

How Can Churches Treat Their Staffs Well?

An experienced executive pastor offers insights on compensation, job descriptions, and more.
Estate Gifts: Don’t Get Too Involved

Estate Gifts: Don’t Get Too Involved

Churches should never recommend a lawyer or a financial planner.
Hey, Fletch: How Can We Have Healthy, Honest Meetings?

Hey, Fletch: How Can We Have Healthy, Honest Meetings?

Understand what a ‘four-wall discussion’ means.
What to Know About a New Donation Scam

What to Know About a New Donation Scam

Why churches should be careful about refund requests.
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Best Practices for Receiving Charitable Contributions

Best Practices for Receiving Charitable Contributions  Subscriber access only

Practical help and clear understanding on issues surrounding charitable contributions.
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Church Board Guide to Developing a Risk Management Strategy

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12 Law & Tax Guidelines for New Ministers

12 Law & Tax Guidelines for New Ministers Subscriber access only

Essential knowledge to ensure legal and financial clarity and integrity in ministry.