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A New Beginning for Church Law & Tax

I have big news to share. 

Church Law & Tax has been acquired by Gloo, a growing technology company focused on connecting church and ministry leaders with powerful tools and resources. The deal, which closed on May 1, 2024, also includes our sister site, ChurchSalary.

It’s big news, to be sure. 

But you may wonder whether it’s good news. 

I believe so. Here are a few reasons why.

First, everything you know and love about your Advantage Membership remains securely intact. Nothing changes with this deal as far as accessing all of ChurchLawAndTax.com, receiving Richard Hammar’s annual Church & Clergy Tax Guide, gaining access to exclusive events (including cohorts with our renowned senior and at-large boards of legal and accounting professionals and church leaders), and getting the 20-percent discount on print and digital resources you buy at ChurchLawAndTaxStore.com. 

Second, Gloo is building toward something we believe offers immense potential to leaders like you. It already serves more than 70,000 churches nationwide, and through technological innovations, including Gloo+ and Gloo Marketplace, it is working to connect leaders to resources, people, data, insights, and funding that can help congregations thrive

In the weeks and months ahead, you’ll have opportunities to see these tools firsthand and how they can further advance your church’s vision and mission.

And third, Gloo’s executive leadership has emphasized it wants Church Law & Tax to grow, and graciously offered me the chance to serve as Church Law & Tax’s business owner. Likewise, Church Law & Tax’s Rick Spruill comes aboard as digital content manager and Richard R. Hammar, who helped launch this business more than 40 years ago, continues to write, research, and present on our core topics of coverage. Alongside a really talented group of developers, marketers, designers, and innovators at Gloo, Church Law & Tax is now primed to provide dynamic content in ways you want and need for decades to come.

We care a lot about the thousands of church leaders we serve, including you. As this transition unfolds, we want to hear from you—especially if you encounter challenges or just have questions—at editor@churchlawandtax.com.

Here’s to new beginnings!

The Lord bless you and keep you,

Matthew Branaugh

Business Owner, Church Law & Tax

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