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Executive Editor

Chris Lutes

Chris Lutes

Chris Lutes

Chris is Executive Editor for the Church Law and Tax Team at Christianity Today. He provides leadership with the editorial planning and execution of Church Finance Today and Church Finance Today SkillBuilders.

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Better Reports, Better Results
Church Finance Today

Better Reports, Better Results Subscriber access only

Metrics and dashboards can shape smart financial decisions—here’s how.
Why Churches Need to Strive for Fair, Competitive Pay
Church Finance Today

Why Churches Need to Strive for Fair, Competitive Pay Subscriber access only

Outlook seems brighter, but challenges with gender and other factors remain.
Survey Says: Encouraging Signs, but Room for Improvement
Church Finance Today

Survey Says: Encouraging Signs, but Room for Improvement Subscriber access only

Churches doing more with less, struggling with implementing policies, ECFA says.
Financial Integrity Starts with the Right Team
Church Finance Today

Financial Integrity Starts with the Right Team

Reduce the risk of fraud by creating a team that incorporates solid internal control.
7 Guidelines for Navigating Missions Funding
Church Finance Today

7 Guidelines for Navigating Missions Funding Subscriber access only

How to build a missions program with financial integrity.
Employee Handbook Creates Uproar
Managing Your Church

Employee Handbook Creates Uproar

What every church can learn from this archbishop's divisive changes.

ChurchSalary

ChurchSalary

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

Avoiding Church Lawsuits

Avoiding Church Lawsuits Subscriber access only

Create proactive procedures to avoid common reasons why churches most often go to court.
Juvenile Offenders in the Church

Juvenile Offenders in the Church Subscriber access only

How to protect children from juveniles who sexually abuse other children.