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Q&A: What Might Be the Consequences of Leaving Our Denomination? Member access only

Seven practical considerations before moving forward with any plan to separate.
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Church Not Responsible for Rape of Teenage Girl by Camp Worker Member access only

Court says church and camp exercised sufficient care in selection and supervision of worker.
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National Episcopal Church Owns Local Church Property Member access only

Local church votes to disaffiliate and loses ownership of church building.
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Local Church Retains Control of Property  Member access only

Court denies Episcopal national church ownership of building used by newly dissociated church.
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Document Stating Affiliated-Denomination Properties Were Owned by Denomination Is Not Enforceable Member access only

Indiana Supreme Court says PCUSA trust law clashed with Indiana trust law, gives ownership of church building to local church.
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Arbitration of Disputes Member access only

Arbitration is a potential way to resolve church disputes without going to the civil courts.
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When Two Churches Become One Member access only

The legal ins and outs of church mergers, acquisitions, and donations/dissolutions.
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Breaking Away from the Parent Denomination Member access only

Binding arbitration clause controls church property dispute.
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Ascending Liability Claims Member access only

National churches will not necessarily be held liable for the acts of local affiliates.
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Neutral Principle of Law Applied to Church Property Dispute Member access only

In many cases, a court may resolve a dispute over church property.
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Are Churches and Affiliated Organizations Separate Entities? Member access only

A church and its affiliate may be considered a "single employer."
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Governing Well Member access only

What every church leader should know about bylaws.
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Defenses to Discrimination Lawsuits Member access only

Know how to defend your ministry in the event of a discrimination lawsuit.
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