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Surprise of the Year: 1000's of Ministries Lose Tax Exemption

Jun 28, 2011

Many Americans that made tax deductible contributions after May 15th, 2010 will get a big surprise when they find out that those contributions were in...

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Love Offerings--When They Are Taxable and When They Are Not

Jun 23, 2011

The dialogue that surrounds the taxability of love offerings is similar to a pendulum swinging from one extreme to the other. There are some that...

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A Fresh Perspective On Starting a Church

Jun 21, 2011

It was Sunday afternoon and the service had long since come to a close.  Sixty people came to the service that morning.  For pastor Tom, it ...

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Two Clauses in Your Bylaws That Can Save You and Your Ministry

Jun 16, 2011

When Pastor Dan started a church in Florida, his only dream and vision was winning the lost and preaching to the masses. He never imagined being false...

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Facts and Myths about Church and Ministry Incorporation

Jun 14, 2011

I received a call from very upset Mr. X. (For the sake of anonymity, let's just call him Mr. X.) He was insisting that I shut down my ministry and rep...

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Is One 501(c)(3) Better Than Another?

Jun 08, 2011

Part two of the article "Why You Should Get 501(c)(3) Status Before the Year Ends." What a strange question.  What do you mean?  Are th...

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What is in Your Church's Public Record?

Nov 08, 2012

When it comes to getting good information on the topic of 501(c)(3) status for churches and ministries, the Internet leads the way in creating confusi...

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The Six Essentials of Taking Minutes

May 22, 2012

It is probable that the most frustrating thing a church secretary has to do is take board meeting minutes. A church secretary may look to the pastor f...

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Three Things Every Pastor Should do in June

May 31, 2011

Now that Memorial Day is behind us, activities in many churches across America slow down a bit.  Instead of accepting the slowdown as a reason to...

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