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The Top 5 Reasons Churches Went to Court in 2018

The Top 5 Reasons Churches Went to Court in 2018

Child sexual abuse is again the most common reason.
Sample Housing Allowance for Pastors

Sample Housing Allowance for Pastors

Ready-to-use resolution language for church board to set a clergy housing allowance in 2019.
Q&A: Can We Give Additional Income to a Church Employee Who Opts Out of Our Medical Plan?

Q&A: Can We Give Additional Income to a Church Employee Who Opts Out of Our Medical Plan? Member access only

Increasing an employee’s paycheck in lieu of participation may jeopardize your medical insurance plan for all participants.
IRS Official: Expect More Church Audits Regarding ACA Compliance

IRS Official: Expect More Church Audits Regarding ACA Compliance Member access only

Many churches won’t be investigated, but here’s why your church should still verify it is compliant.
Can One Church Warn Another of a Former Employee's Misconduct?

Can One Church Warn Another of a Former Employee's Misconduct? Member access only

A negative employment reference could create civil liability.
How to Investigate a Sexual Harassment Allegation

How to Investigate a Sexual Harassment Allegation Member access only

Seven steps to take when an allegation arises—and when outside help may prove wisest.
Seven Steps for Creating an Effective Sexual Harassment Policy

Seven Steps for Creating an Effective Sexual Harassment Policy Member access only

A carefully crafted policy not only can provide protection for all involved, but also can serve as a deterrent.
How New IRS Reform Affects Taxpayers

How New IRS Reform Affects Taxpayers

Increased penalties, new improvements will affect all tax-filers, including pastors and staff members.
Q&A: What If a Prayer Request Card Implies Child Abuse?

Q&A: What If a Prayer Request Card Implies Child Abuse? Member access only

Start with knowing your state's mandatory reporting laws.

ChurchSalary

ChurchSalary

Experience a whole new way to set compensation. Eliminate the guesswork – get access to detailed compensation reports in just minutes.

The 4 Hour Legal Training Program for Church Boards

The 4 Hour Legal Training Program for Church Boards Member access only

Understand key legal concepts necessary to protect the board and the church.
Increase Giving at Church

Increase Giving at Church Member access only

Develop practical and digital strategies to cultivate a culture of giving.