Youth/Children's Worker

Continuing education for ministry leaders
Youth/Children's Worker

Welcome! On this page, you will find lessons, articles, and resources specifically tailored to your role as a youth/children’s worker 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.

This Week's LessonWeek of June 28

Bankruptcy Law - Part 3 Member access only

Introduction

This lesson continues the issue of Bankruptcy Law. You can review the Executive Summary to obtain the key points or read the Weekly Lesson for a more thorough presentation of this topic. ...

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A Spouse's Travel Expenses Member access only

The Equal Access Act Member access only

Freedom of Religion Member access only

Keeping Children and Teens Safe While Ministering Online

Keeping Children and Teens Safe While Ministering Online

Six ways to minimize risk while fostering teaching and community during the pandemic and beyond.
Preventing Abuse in Youth Ministries

Preventing Abuse in Youth Ministries

Churches need to develop solid boundaries and a good reporting structure.

Child Abuse Prevention and #MeToo: How to Protect Your Church

What to consider as you create plans and policies.

9 Tips for Planning a Safe VBS

How to prepare for this significant summer event.
What Do You Do with Volunteers Who Exhibit 'Gray Area' Behavior?

What Do You Do with Volunteers Who Exhibit 'Gray Area' Behavior? Member access only

Three attorneys explain how churches can respond to concerning situations involving church volunteers.
Q&A: Do Overtime Hours at Camp Qualify as an Exemption?

Q&A: Do Overtime Hours at Camp Qualify as an Exemption? Member access only

When sending part-time employees on a camp trip, think through the implications of their compensation.
A 16-Point Evaluation for Assumption of Risk Forms

A 16-Point Evaluation for Assumption of Risk Forms Member access only

Consider these key points in evaluating the validity of a release or assumption of risk form.

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Using Social Media Safely

Using Social Media Safely Member access only

Policies to keep your church staff and members safe when using social media.
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.
Mandatory Child Abuse Reporting Laws

Mandatory Child Abuse Reporting Laws Member access only

State by state laws to report child abuse.
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.