Treasurer/Bookkeeper

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 April 5

What Church Leaders Need to Know about Cell Phones - Part 2 Member access only

Introduction

This lesson focuses on Part 2 of What Denominational Leaders Need to Know about Cell Phones. You can review the Executive Summary to obtain the key points or read the Weekly Lesson for a more ...

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Articles

Continuing Education Member access only

Taxable income in relation to continuing education

Employee or Self-Employed Member access only

Employment status for tax reporting purposes

Preparing Form 1099s Member access only

Employment status pertaining to the use of Form 1099s for tax reporting purposes
How Churches Can Apply for the Paycheck Protection Program

How Churches Can Apply for the Paycheck Protection Program

What leaders should know—now—to prepare their application for funds from the stimulus package.
What the CARES Act Means for Churches and Church Staff

What the CARES Act Means for Churches and Church Staff Member access only

How to navigate the government’s $2.2 trillion stimulus plan responding to COVID-19’s economic fallout.

Q&A: Handling Donation Funds for Mission Trips Postponed by Pandemic

The church could be liable to the donors for not fulfilling the purpose of the gift.
Are Churches Legally Required to Issue Statements for Every Contribution?

Are Churches Legally Required to Issue Statements for Every Contribution?

Reader: What about a one-time donation of only $10?
New Email Scam Targets Payroll

New Email Scam Targets Payroll

Churches should verify that requests for bank account changes are legitimate.
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2020 Church & Clergy Tax Guide

2020 Church & Clergy Tax Guide Member access only

Find comprehensive help understanding United States tax laws as they relate to pastors and churches.
Church Finance

Church Finance 

Learn about budgeting, financial reporting, tax compliance, insurance coverage, and more.
Best Practices for Receiving Charitable Contributions

Best Practices for Receiving Charitable Contributions  Member access only

Practical help and clear understanding on issues surrounding charitable contributions.

ChurchSalary

ChurchSalary

Let ChurchSalary do the work. Get personalized compensation reports for staff and pastors.

Church Finance

Church Finance Member access only

Learn about budgeting, financial reporting, tax compliance, insurance coverage, and more.
Church Fundraising Campaigns

Church Fundraising Campaigns Member access only

Discover tips on raising and borrowing money.