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Church Loses Property after Violating Deed Restriction Member access only

Why a New York court said a diocese’s building and land must be returned to the previous owner.
Is a Merger the Right Next Step for Your Church?
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Is a Merger the Right Next Step for Your Church? Member access only

A primer on how to do it right.
Finalizing a Merger
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Finalizing a Merger Member access only

Moving through the final stages of merging churches—and other options if a merger is not right for you.
The Documents Needed for a Successful Church Merger
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The Documents Needed for a Successful Church Merger Member access only

Be sure you collect all the needed paperwork to keep the process moving forward.
Deciding Factors for a Sound Merger
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Deciding Factors for a Sound Merger Member access only

Picking the right leaders to decide vision, name, location, staffing—and more.
The Top 5 Reasons Churches and Religious Organizations End Up in Court

The Top 5 Reasons Churches and Religious Organizations End Up in Court

And how you can make sure your church isn't one of the statistics.
Do We Have Clear Procedures for Facility Use?

Do We Have Clear Procedures for Facility Use?

Discover if your church is prepared to share its property.
Are We Violating Copyright Law?

Are We Violating Copyright Law?

Take this quiz to make sure you're staying within the guidelines.
Q&A: Did My Church Infringe on Copyright When Using YouTube Videos in a Livestream Service?

Q&A: Did My Church Infringe on Copyright When Using YouTube Videos in a Livestream Service?

What church leaders must understand about copyright law when doing church online.
Three Reasons Christians Should Defend Religious Liberty for All

Three Reasons Christians Should Defend Religious Liberty for All

Preserving rights for other faiths enhances our own witness—and is the right thing to do.
Q&A: What Might Be the Consequences of Leaving Our Denomination?

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.
Protecting Your Church from Lawsuits

Protecting Your Church from Lawsuits Member access only

Attorney Sally Wagenmaker offers insights on legal risks and liabilities associated with ministry in an interview with Matt Branaugh.

Lead your ministry with confidence.

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