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Update: Federal Law Requires Registration

Jun 05, 2024

This is an update to a post we released earlier this year. In 2021, Congress passed the Corporate Transparency Act (CTA). The new law took effect on J...

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Court Rules Church Can Get Sued for What Other Groups Do

Jun 12, 2024

When a church decides to offer its space for a single-day event organized by an outside group, careful steps must be taken to minimize legal risks in ...

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New Federal Law Kicks In- Requires New Reports

Feb 14, 2024

In 2021, Congress passed the Corporate Transparency Act (CTA). The new law took effect January 1st, 2024. It requires most companies to submit a benef...

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Court Removes Church Board for Not Having Rules

Mar 06, 2024

The true names in this story are concealed. Imagine for a moment having to go to court to defend your position as the rightful pastor of the church an...

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Courts Rule Constitution Doesn’t Protect Churches

Jan 17, 2024

Pastor Dixon of Indianapolis Baptist Temple (IBT) decided his church would be a Free Church or a New Testament Church. This decision was based on the ...

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New Tax Rule: What Churches Must Know About Paypal, Venmo, and Cash App Changes

Jan 11, 2022

Read Time: 3 Minutes Churches and ministries everywhere regularly use apps like Venmo, Paypal, and Cash App to easily receive charitable funds from t...

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How 5 Supreme Court Rulings Impact Churches and Ministries

Sep 15, 2020

In the past few months, the U.S. Supreme Court has issued several decisions that impact religious organizations. To help church and ministry leaders ...

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Supreme Court Ruling On Religious Schools

Sep 03, 2020

On Wednesday, January 22, 2020, the United States Supreme Court met to hear a particularly important case for religious institutions: Espinoza Versus ...

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Ordinations Under Fire in Tennessee

Jul 18, 2019

What makes an ordination legal and valid?  Currently, the state of Tennessee is challenging this question by passing a law that would put some r...

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