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What Makes a Pastor Steal Church Money?

May 15, 2018

When you hear a story of a pastor who stole church money, do you find yourself wondering, “How could that happen?” or “What makes a ...

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One Lost Paper Cost Pastor $309,000.00

Apr 14, 2011

" I know I filed it . . . I know I did!" said Pastor John Hunter.  "Where is it?" was the instant reply from the agent that sat across the desk.&...

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The Mistakes You Make Can Cost You!

Apr 12, 2011

In 2008, pastor Ned and his wife, Regina, started a church in northern California.  They had a goal of reaching into the community by using fine ...

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Avoid Summer Burnout

Jul 09, 2015

It had only been a year and a half from the day I started my church and already, I was feeling burned out.  I thought it would be bigger and bett...

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When the IRS says You Get Paid Too Much

Mar 17, 2011

She was dismayed when she got a letter from the IRS telling her that her $18,000.00 salary at the church was too high.  After all, Pastor Geneva ...

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Is Your Ministry on an IRS List?

Mar 15, 2011

There are two lists that you need to know about that have been compiled by the IRS.  The first list, known as Publication 78, is one you want to ...

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Recording Your Own Crimes? Churches do it Every Week

Mar 01, 2011

Many pastors spend hours and hours crafting everything that goes into their sermons.  They think of their points, stories and verses. But one thi...

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Do I Report the Housing Allowance on my Tax Return?

Apr 15, 2014

A very common question we get this time of year from pastors, treasurers, CFO's, and administrators has to do with the housing allowance. It is, "How ...

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1099 Law May Change and Bring Relief to Churches

Feb 02, 2011

In April of 2010, I wrote an article about a new law that made it tougher on churches.  The law mandates all churches, ministries, non-profit org...

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