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February 2010

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Collaborating to Manage Risk

Slideshow: How Church Boards & Staff Can Work Together
How to Hire an Attorney for Your Church

How to Hire an Attorney for Your Church Member access only

Seven guidelines for finding the right attorney for your legal issue.

Substantiating Stock Donations Member access only

Do I need to provide the donor or the government with anything to substantiate a stock donation?

Supervision of minors during church and class time Member access only

What is a church's responsibility for supervising minors during Sunday school and worship services?

Dissolution of Church's Personal Property Member access only

How can our church be sure that the donated assets from another church are legally transferable?

No-Interest Loans Member access only

Can we provide an interest-free emergency loan to a church member?

Health Savings Accounts Member access only

Can we legally designate medical allowances for our pastors' health plan?

Insurance Premium Reimbursement Member access only

Can we reimburse a church member for her insurance premium payment, and also count her payment as a charitable contribution?
Preparing for International Missions Trips

Preparing for International Missions Trips

Assessment: Take stock of your state of readiness.

Thinking Strategically in a Recession  Member access only

Making better decisions in lean times.
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Protecting Your Church from Crime and Violence

Protecting Your Church from Crime and Violence  Member access only

Assess the security of your church and learn how to prevent crime.
Church Compensation

Church Compensation Member access only

Learn the many pieces of employee compensation.