Part 5 of 5
A quick guide to conducting church business virtually.
Part 4 of 5
How to properly document the official actions taken at a meeting.
Part 3 of 5
Four primary methods of voting that members and leaders should understand.
Part 2 of 5
Four questions to help ensure your motions follow proper parliamentary procedure.
Part 1 of 5
How to structure effective, legally sound meetings—and set their agendas.
Subtly shifting who has authority to make key decisions in your church may make sense—but may also erode congregational trust.
Attorneys Richard Hammar and Sarah E. Merkle discuss best practices for implementing and following parliamentary procedures.
Leaders should note these changes before their next official church business meeting.
Online or in-person, understand what churches need to know to conduct legally sound meetings.
Take this True/False quiz to find out.
Nine questions to help you understand your role and responsibilities.
How church leaders can ensure their decisions are valid if an in-person meeting isn’t possible.
15 Things Richard Hammar Wants Pastors to Know
Learn the basics of running church meetings.
Church Law & Tax presents these valuable learning opportunities to help you lead in your role.
Ready-to-use resolution language for a church board to set a clergy housing allowance for 2023.
What you need to know to keep a meeting moving along.
A recent case in the for-profit world underscores the potential threat.
What to do when someone must be removed from office.
Avoid potential litigation and internal strife with proper bylaws, policies, and procedures.
A step-by-step guide for meetings.