Posts by: Founder Raul Rivera

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Credit Card Woes at the Church

Oct 13, 2010

Taking a church from 150 members to 2000 members In 1998, Pastor Russell Hodgins took the helm of a debt ridden, 150-member church.  Armed with n...

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When a Pastor is Accused of Sexual Misconduct

Sep 27, 2010

The devastation of sexual misconduct accusations One of the most devastating things a church can suffer is the pastor facing accusations of sexual mis...

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A Tribute to the Pastor's Wife

Sep 21, 2010

Give honor to whom honor is due Honor has always been important to me. Growing up in a Caribbean Puerto Rican household, I was taught from a young ag...

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The NFL Threatens to Sue Churches

Sep 13, 2010

A church Super Bowl party A church in Indianapolis decided to have a Super Bowl party during which they wanted to project the game on a large screen.&...

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Why The IRS Prosecutes Some Pastors and Not Others, Part 2

Aug 24, 2010

Should I be personally concerned? As you read yesterday's article, you may have had some alarming thoughts cross your mind.  I have had conversat...

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Why The IRS Prosecutes Some Pastors and Not Others

Aug 23, 2010

Pastor, Church and IRS In the last year, I have written about two pastors that have been prosecuted by the IRS.  One pastor, Gregory Louis Clarke...

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When Your Church Doesn't Go As Planned

Apr 01, 2014

My life today is not what I dreamed it would be My life today is not at all what I dreamed it would be.  In fact, neither was the church I pastor...

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How a Church Debit Card Can Cause Trouble

Aug 17, 2010

The convenience of debit cards "It's convenient and much easier than writing a check," were the words one pastor said as he swiped his card at a Chris...

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Can a Pastor be Guilty of Fraud for Selling His Own Sermons to a Publisher?

Aug 05, 2010

A conflict may exist between you and your church Many pastors are not aware that because of the United States Copyright Act, when a minister preaches ...

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