Editor Emeritus

James F. Cobble, Jr.

James F. Cobble, Jr.

James F. Cobble, Jr.

James F. Cobble, Jr., co-founded the Church Law & Tax Report and Church Finance Today print newsletters—the precursors to ChurchLawAndTax.com—in 1987 and 1993, respectively, and other related resources with Richard R. Hammar.

Jim received his master of divinity degree from McCormick Theological Seminary, and also holds doctoral degrees from both Princeton Theological Seminary and the University of Illinois. He combined his training as a pastor and educator with extensive research and writing in the field of church administration, writing or co-writing 20 books and receiving induction into the church management "hall of fame" by The Church Network. He is now retired.

Recent Articles by James F. Cobble, Jr.

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Maximize Your Time Outside
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Maximize Your Time Outside Member access only

Make the most of the great outdoors by following these safety ideas.
The Real Hazards of Asking People to Help
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The Real Hazards of Asking People to Help Member access only

Ways to reduce the risk of accidents on church work projects.
Select and Screen Safe Drivers
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Select and Screen Safe Drivers Member access only

Are your church members' lives in the right hands?
Responding to Transients
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Responding to Transients Member access only

Protect the safety of your church staff.
Reducing Accidents in Maintenance and Construction Projects
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Reducing Accidents in Maintenance and Construction Projects Member access only

Discover the importance of a safety supervisor.
Preventing Arson
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Preventing Arson Member access only

What your church can do to avoid becoming a statistic.
Reducing the Risk of Vandalism
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Reducing the Risk of Vandalism

Identify and eliminate opportunities for vandalism.
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Understand Insurance Terms Member access only

Use these explanations to build your insurance knowledge and confidence.
Managing Any Crisis
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Managing Any Crisis Member access only

While you can't know what will happen, you can know how to respond.
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Simple Guide to Preventing Church Lawsuits

Legal trends that put your church at risk.

ChurchSalary

ChurchSalary

Let ChurchSalary do the work. Get personalized compensation reports for staff and pastors.

Politics and the Church

Politics and the Church Member access only

Tax and legal guidelines faith-based organizations need to know before jumping into the political fray.
Best Practices for Receiving Charitable Contributions

Best Practices for Receiving Charitable Contributions  Member access only

Practical help and clear understanding on issues surrounding charitable contributions.