Change usually happens slowly in the Church. But a review of the past year’s research conducted by the Barna Group provides a time-lapse portrayal of how the religious environment in the U.S. is morphing into something new.
The new tax law Congress approved and President Obama signed today is good news for generous donors to churches and faith-based nonprofit organizations. These groups must be prepared, however, for sweeping change it brings to payroll processing effective Jan. 1, 2011.
On December 15, The United Methodist Church will officially launch a newly redesigned website for young adult spiritual seekers, RethinkChurch.org, which invites visitors to question, discuss, get involved and make a difference.
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Church leaders create strategies for growth, discipleship, worship experience, among many other things. What is often left out of these strategies, however, is a plan for communicating.
Making correct IRS filings and minimizing taxes are important issues for ministries nationwide to consider early in 2011. The Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA) will host live, hour-long webinars Jan. 12 and Feb. 23 in which leading experts will discuss IRS requirements for congregations and tax changes for clergy.
A UMNS Commentary By Rev. Patricia Farris I think we’re barking up the wrong tree or simply seeking to relieve our anxiety by looking for certainty where there is, in fact, only mystery and call. I’m referring to the findings of the recently released Vital Congregations project of The United Methodist Church Call to Action [...]