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March 2020
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What Are the Consequences of Canceling an Off-Site Church Event?

What Are the Consequences of Canceling an Off-Site Church Event? Member access only

What churches should consider if they are under contract for a venue.
5 Questions Churches Should Ask Before Holding a Virtual Business Meeting

5 Questions Churches Should Ask Before Holding a Virtual Business Meeting Member access only

How church leaders can ensure their decisions are valid if an in-person meeting isn’t possible.
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Teachers at a Religious Preschool Not Considered Ministers Member access only

California Appeals Court says the four-factor test for ministerial status in Hosanna-Tabor was not satisfied.
What the CARES Act Means for Churches and Church Staff

What the CARES Act Means for Churches and Church Staff Member access only

How to navigate the government’s $2.2 trillion stimulus plan responding to COVID-19’s economic fallout.
An Overview of the CARES Act for Churches

An Overview of the CARES Act for Churches Member access only

Key highlights from the government’s $2.2 trillion stimulus plan responding to COVID-19.
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? Member access only

What church leaders must understand about copyright law when doing church online.
Your Church Can Be Reimbursed for Mandated Sick Leave Pay

Your Church Can Be Reimbursed for Mandated Sick Leave Pay Member access only

Since churches now must provide leave tied to coronavirus, this benefit may prove valuable.
Precautions and Protocols to Take When Responding to a Pandemic

Precautions and Protocols to Take When Responding to a Pandemic Member access only

A medical professional and church leader explains how churches can respond safely and effectively.
Are Church Employees Eligible for Unemployment Benefits?

Are Church Employees Eligible for Unemployment Benefits? Member access only

Sorting through a complex area of law as churches weigh difficult financial decisions.
Navigating Technology in the Midst of the Coronavirus

Navigating Technology in the Midst of the Coronavirus Member access only

A seven-part video series with IT experts Nick Nicholaou and Jonathan Smith on how all churches can use technology effectively for worship and church office operations in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.
Video: Richard Hammar Explains 4 Keys Issues to Consider During a Pandemic

Video: Richard Hammar Explains 4 Keys Issues to Consider During a Pandemic

What church leaders should know about First Amendment rights, liability, and more.
Navigating Technology in the Midst of the Coronavirus: Electronic Giving

Navigating Technology in the Midst of the Coronavirus: Electronic Giving

Insights and advice from Church IT experts Nick Nicholaou and Jonathan Smith
Navigating Technology in the Midst of the Coronavirus: Cybersecurity

Navigating Technology in the Midst of the Coronavirus: Cybersecurity

Learn about best practices to protect data and avoid ransomeware.
Q&A: Handling Donation Funds for Mission Trips Postponed by Pandemic

Q&A: Handling Donation Funds for Mission Trips Postponed by Pandemic Member access only

The church could be liable to the donors for not fulfilling the purpose of the gift.

Online Worship and Meetings

Ideas, insights, and advice on how to proceed as you shift more ministry online.
3 Steps to Determine If Government Actions Affect Public Gatherings

3 Steps to Determine If Government Actions Affect Public Gatherings Member access only

Churches need to closely watch how local and state officials respond to COVID-19.
Legal Considerations for Coronavirus Guidance and Church Gatherings

Legal Considerations for Coronavirus Guidance and Church Gatherings Member access only

Government actions that impact constitutional interests must follow certain rules.
How New FMLA Changes Will Affect Churches During the Coronavirus Outbreak

How New FMLA Changes Will Affect Churches During the Coronavirus Outbreak Member access only

These temporary provisions affect church leaders throughout 2020.
What We Know: Tax Payments and Filings for Churches and Individuals

What We Know: Tax Payments and Filings for Churches and Individuals Member access only

How the coronavirus is affecting the current tax season—and beyond.
Top 3 Most Confusing Tax Issues for Clergy

Top 3 Most Confusing Tax Issues for Clergy Member access only

What new—and veteran—ministers and treasurers need to know to file taxes correctly and receive maximum tax benefits.
Responding to Highly Contagious Illnesses

Responding to Highly Contagious Illnesses Member access only

Ways to decrease the risk of infection and keep your congregation safe. Plus, link to the free PDF from Christianity Today, “A Concise Coronavirus Guide for Churches”
15 Things Richard Hammar Wants Pastors to Know

15 Things Richard Hammar Wants Pastors to Know

Insights to help you successfully navigate the complexities of church administration.