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December 2009

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How Effective Is Your Safety Team?

How Effective Is Your Safety Team?

Assessment: Use this quiz to find out.

Special Occasion Gifts Member access only

Does our pastor have to claim his gift as taxable income?

Segregation of Financial Duties Member access only

Should pastors have authority over the finances?

Conscientious Objection to Social Security Member access only

When can a minister file form 4361?
Pastor's Discretionary Funds

Pastor's Discretionary Funds Member access only

Is this money always considered taxable income?

Documentation of Volunteer's Out-Of-Pocket Expenses Member access only

Can volunteers' expenses be converted into cash contributions to the church?

Housing Allowance Procedures for Hospital Chaplains Member access only

What is acceptable practice?
Establishing Ministers as Self-Employed

Establishing Ministers as Self-Employed Member access only

At what point does a pastor pay Social Security?

ChurchSalary

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Understanding Wage and Hour Laws

Understanding Wage and Hour Laws Member access only

Learn about the Fair Labor Standards Act and how it applies to churches.
Managing the Legal Risks of Lay Counseling

Managing the Legal Risks of Lay Counseling Member access only

Develop specific policies and procedures that protect your church, lay caregivers, and those who receive care.