What’s the Status of the Clergy Housing Allowance?
Updates on court timelines, the appeal, and more.
be affected immediately. Churches should be prepared, however, for the possibility of a nationwide application of this ruling. Keep monitoring ChurchLawAndTax
FEMA Faces Discrimination Lawsuits from Texas Churches
Churches flooded by Hurricane Harvey claim the agency violated the First Amendment.
efforts continue across areas affected by Hurricane Harvey, three Texas churches sued the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) this week after their application for disaster
9 Steps Employers Should Take to Comply with the ADA
What churches should be aware of as they hire and train staff members.
job in question. Review job application forms and eliminate any question that segregates or classifies applicants on the basis of disability. Review all
In Defense of the Children’s Sermon
How we’ve made those five minutes of our service some of the most influential—for kids and adults.
In Defense of the Children's Sermon. How we've made those five minutes of our service some of the most influential—for kids and adults. Brandon Barrett.
3 Ways to Maximize Co-Pastoring
Effective co-pastoring requires more than just dividing up tasks.
As hard as we tried to find a magic formula to determine the perfect application of our individual skills and gifts, we regularly felt we were coming up short.
Disillusioned by the Church
When organizational culture makes you wonder if you belong
including: Lack of alignment between stated and actual values; Inconsistent application of policies; Unhealthy leadership behavior (eg, moral or relational);
Leaving Your Church the Right Way
The application and hiring process is awkward—so awkward—when you love your current congregation.
The application and hiring process is awkward—so awkward—when you love your current congregation. Looks interesting. I guess I'll throw in an application.” Don't get over-invested.
A Guide to 25-Minute Meetings for Church Leaders
Planning a productive (and short) meeting in which everyone gets a voice.
making action items. This is the time for application, and meeting attendees usually pay attention when they know they might be assigned an item. Be clear
5 Ways Your Church Could End Up In Court
These true stories reveal the need for awareness and prevention.
Its application was rejected, with the state's Department of Natural Resources arguing that, based on the state constitution, the funds couldn't go to a church.