Editor of Planning and Web

Chris Lutes

Chris Lutes

Chris Lutes

Chris is Editor of Planning and Web for the Church Law and Tax Team at Christianity Today. He provides leadership with the editorial planning and execution for online content.

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Better Reports, Better Results
Church Finance Today

Better Reports, Better Results Member 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 Member 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 Member 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 Member access only

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 Member access only

How to build a missions program with financial integrity.

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Essential Guide to Money for Church Boards

Essential Guide to Money for Church Boards  Member access only

Church board members should have a basic understanding of these financial issues.
Essential Guide to Employment Issues for Church Boards

Essential Guide to Employment Issues for Church Boards Member access only

Covers selection and screening, dispute resolution, terminations, discrimination, and minimum wage.