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Supreme Court Ruling Response

Jul 14, 2015

As I am sure you have heard by now, the Supreme Court has ruled in favor of same-sex marriage in a 5-4 vote. Since the ruling, many pastors and leader...

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Are you Ready for the 7/1 Deadline?

Jun 09, 2015

By now many churches have figured out that they can no longer continue to pay the pastor’s or other employees’ health insurance premiums t...

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Marriage Re-Defined?

Apr 09, 2015

The Defense of Marriage Act was established by Congress on September 21, 1996 to allow states the right to refuse to recognize, or to choose to recogn...

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Minister Told: Perform Same-Sex Wedding or Go to Jail

Oct 21, 2014

In 1989, two ministers of the gospel started a wedding chapel. In September of 2014, they formed an LLC, calling it Hitching Post Weddings, LLC. As a ...

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How to Count Tithes and Offerings

Oct 13, 2014

For approximately 11 years she embezzled funds from her church in Lexington, VA. Though no one ever suspected that she would take a dime from the chur...

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Help Me Start a Church and Put Everything at Risk?

Sep 23, 2014

How would you respond if the Lord connected you to a wonderful pastor you admired who was starting a new church, and that pastor asked you, "Will you ...

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4 Things to Consider Before and After You Get 501(c)(3); Part 2

Sep 03, 2014

Last year, when helping a church resolve some ordination issues, we discovered that the IRS had revoked the church's 501(c)(3) status and had placed t...

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Federal Law Disqualifies Church Leaders

Aug 21, 2014

Main point:  It is important to know who is a disqualified person for the purposes of governing the church.  Not knowing could result in sev...

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Church Owned Business Has Same Religious Rights as Churches

Jul 02, 2014

Main point:  Closely held for profit corporations have the same religious protections as churches, and nonprofit coroprations. In a landmark deci...

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