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"How to Sue a Church" . . . Really?

Sep 14, 2017

I was up late the other day doing some research on church compliance and tax law. I was about to call it a night when I came across an article en...

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How to Become an Ordained Minister

Aug 31, 2017

Here is a surprising fact, ordination is one of the most misunderstood subjects for pastors and ministry leaders. This is why one of the most common q...

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Overcoming the Challenges of the 21st Century Pastor

Jul 18, 2017

As I travel the country to teach and train pastors about church compliance, there is always that moment during each conference when the reality of tod...

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3 Questions Pastors Are Asking About Health Care

Jul 04, 2017

“The whole healthcare system is messed up. It is so complex and confusing that we are not sure where to begin.” This was the beginning of...

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How to Protect Your Ministry's Religious Liberties

Jun 27, 2017

June 26, 2017, marked two-years since the Supreme Court ruled in favor of same-sex marriage. So, what is new? Has anything really changed that you nee...

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Do You Know How to Pay Guest Speakers?

Jun 13, 2017

Churches regularly use the services and spiritual gifts of guest speakers. In fact, chances are that your church has recently hosted a guest speaker, ...

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Are There Limits on Pastoral Lunch Expenses?

Jun 01, 2017

When was the last time you treated a guest speaker or another pastor to lunch? What about lunch with another staff member? Did you purchase the lunch ...

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Court Says Love Offerings are Taxable

May 16, 2017

In 2012, Pastor Jackson’s church had approximately 25 to 30 active members, seven ministers, and the church held services three days each week. ...

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Compliant Church Equals Silent Pulpit?

May 02, 2017

As I spoke recently at one of our Ultimate Church Structure Conferences, I could feel a familiar tension in the room. When pastors began seeing the ne...

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