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Is The Pastor’s Lunch Tax Deductible?

Aug 23, 2018

Look at the daily to-do list of most pastors and ministry leaders and you will see that a lot of ministry happens over meals. It always seems like the...

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You Don't Need a College Education to Get Ordained

Aug 09, 2018

Contrary to popular belief, you don’t need a college degree or to go to seminary to become ordained. While the processes of becoming ordained m...

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Which Bylaws Are Harmful?

Aug 07, 2018

Who really loves bylaws? There are a lot of details involved, and to some, the process can be very stressful and daunting.  Here at StartCHURCH,...

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3 Big Tax Code Changes for Churches

Jul 24, 2018

On December 22, 2017, Congress and the President of the United States signed into law the largest tax reform since 1986, called The Tax Cuts and Jobs ...

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2 Financial Benefits of 501(c)(3)

Jul 05, 2018

There is one question I hear at almost every one of our Ultimate Church Structure Conferences: “Does my church have to apply for tax exempt stat...

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Is There a Difference Between Churches and Ministries?

Jun 19, 2018

Do you know that there is more than one way for your ministry to be classified for tax-purposes? Many pastors and ministries leaders are unaware that...

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Can the IRS Demand Church Records?

Apr 12, 2018

When I speak with pastors and church leaders who are skeptical about incorporating or applying for 501(c)(3) for their churches, I often hear, “...

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6 Mistakes Made When Paying Pastors

Apr 10, 2018

There are many factors to consider when establishing pastoral compensation. We often speak with pastors and church leaders who have little to no exper...

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4 Steps to Maintain Compliance for Your Ministry

Apr 05, 2018

The number one question pastors and ministry leaders ask once they receive the 501(c)(3) approval for their church or ministry is, “What do we n...

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