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Church Law

Pastors and church leaders in America face challenges that are increasing in scope and impact. Whether we're talking issues of cultural dynamics and the church or need-to-know information about everyday operations, the legal issues impacting churches aren't going away. Listen to the Church Law podcast to gain real life insights from a real lawyer who does this work everyday. You'll gain key insights to help your church in this critical time, and learn the pitfalls to avoid. All straight from The Church Attorney® along with some special guests!

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The Ins and Outs of Church Mergers
Episode 20|18 min|November 17, 2022

The Ins and Outs of Church Mergers

What to know—and do—when two congregations become one.
Can a Church Volunteer Get You Sued?
Episode 19|17 min|October 31, 2022

Can a Church Volunteer Get You Sued?

How to ensure one of your church’s most valuable assets doesn’t become a major legal liability.
A Closer Look at Church Compliance
Episode 18|36 min|October 7, 2022

A Closer Look at Church Compliance

Churches are accountable first and foremost to the Lord. But when it comes to human-made directives, what does it mean to be a compliant church?
Pastoral Accountability for Healthy Churches, with guest Michael Martin, Esq., CPA, and president of ECFA
Episode 17|33 min|September 12, 2022

Pastoral Accountability for Healthy Churches, with guest Michael Martin, Esq., CPA, and president of ECFA

What one ministry learned about how churches can more actively prevent moral failures, build healthier cultures, and reduce legal disputes.
Answering Listeners’ Questions About Legal Issues
Episode 16|35 min|May 31, 2022

Answering Listeners’ Questions About Legal Issues

Tackling board member liability, religious worker visas, childcare policies for home Bible studies, compensation-setting practices, and more!
Keeping Children Safe in Your Church, with guest Matthew Branaugh, Esq., of Christianity Today’s Church Law & Tax
Episode 15|29 min|May 5, 2022

Keeping Children Safe in Your Church, with guest Matthew Branaugh, Esq., of Christianity Today’s Church Law & Tax

Protecting your congregation and its children from sexual abuse.
The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill and What You Should Consider Before Changing Your Bylaws, with Guest Mike Cosper
Episode 14|30 min|April 19, 2022

The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill and What You Should Consider Before Changing Your Bylaws, with Guest Mike Cosper

Why a shift in church governance can lead to unexpected results.
Social Media, the Church, and the Law, with guest, Heather Thompson Day
Episode 13|20 min|March 31, 2022

Social Media, the Church, and the Law, with guest, Heather Thompson Day

Find out if your church is using social media wisely and how to avoid unexpected surprises.
HR Matters for Churches, with guest employment attorney Tiffany Releford, Esq.
Episode 12|25 min|March 22, 2022

HR Matters for Churches, with guest employment attorney Tiffany Releford, Esq.

Why legal issues related to employees deserve top consideration.     
Vaccines, Variants, and the Role the Church Plays in Ending the Pandemic
Episode 11|20 min|March 3, 2022

Vaccines, Variants, and the Role the Church Plays in Ending the Pandemic

Dr. Panagis Galiatsatos of Johns Hopkins School of Medicine returns with updates on how the church and the medical community can best work together.   

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