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Fraud in the Church: What We Learned from 700 Church Leaders

Discover the results of our 2021 church fraud survey and the best practices for reducing vulnerabilities.
Can Churches Bar Service Animals?

Can Churches Bar Service Animals? Member access only

What church leaders need to know about discrimination laws and the church.
A VIRTUAL ROUNDTABLE

Introduction: Religious Land Use & The Church

A five-part series on an often overlooked law that can benefit churches.
What if Your Church Receives a Large Donation of Virtual Currency?

What if Your Church Receives a Large Donation of Virtual Currency?

Understanding federal tax law for gifts of virtual currency valued at greater than $5,000.
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Board Possessed Legal Authority to Fire Its Pastor Member access only

State nonprofit corporation law factored heavily in the court's ruling.
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Employee in Same-Sex Civil Union Sues Religious School Member access only

The “church autonomy doctrine” did not bar the plaintiff’s claims of discrimination, says court.
CaliforniaCalifornia

Court Rejects Ministry’s Claim That It Is Exempt from All Taxes and Regulation Member access only

Attempts to become a “508(c)(1)(A)” church to avoid taxation and IRS scrutiny could have serious consequences.
How Well Does Your Church Prevent Financial Misconduct?

How Well Does Your Church Prevent Financial Misconduct?

What we learned from a recent survey—with expert guidance on how to protect the church.
On-Demand Webinar

The Basics of Running a Legally Sound Church Business Meeting

Attorneys Richard Hammar and Sarah E. Merkle discuss best practices for implementing and following parliamentary procedures.
Reporting Financial Crime as a Matter of Stewardship

Reporting Financial Crime as a Matter of Stewardship Member access only

When misconduct arises, contacting the authorities is an act of safeguarding God’s resources.
Loved and Trusted: What Shocks Us Most About Fraud Perpetrators

Loved and Trusted: What Shocks Us Most About Fraud Perpetrators Member access only

A closer look at the men and women who steal from churches—and the red flags leaders should watch for.
Key Tax Dates October 2021

Key Tax Dates October 2021

Deadline for church employees with six-month extensions for filing 2020 tax returns.
Religious Land Use & The Church: A Virtual Roundtable
Video Series

Religious Land Use & The Church: A Virtual Roundtable Member access only

What your church needs to know about an often overlooked law.