Faith organization outraged and troubled that IRS undercover agents can pose as members of the clergy to gather information

A “New York Times” front page story shared that IRS rules allow that “an undercover employee or cooperating private individual may pose as an attorney, physician, clergyman or member of the news media.”

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A step-by-step church staff review guide

Staff reviews are thought by some to be intrinsically miserable and somewhat useless. They really don’t have to be. They can actually be a time staff looks forward to.

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Court rejects atheists’ demand to end tax break for clergy housing

(RNS) A federal court of appeals rejected a case brought by an atheist organization that would have declared tax-exempt clergy housing allowances — often a large chunk of a pastor’s compensation — unconstitutional.

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Liquid Church of NJ mobilizes 700-plus volunteers for community service campaign during Thanksgiving season

Volunteers will work through 24-hour shifts November 14-15 so families in need can be served by social service agencies Thanksgiving week

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First things first

What I wish I knew before taking on my last 3 jobs

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WEB-EXCLUSIVE: Giving “inside the box”

What you need to know about accepting gifts of tangible personal property and life insurance

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Register now for an upcoming, informative — and free! — live webinar from MMBB Financial Services

Join MMBB Financial Services for our ongoing series of free webinars on financial planning topics for clergy and church employers. Upcoming sessions will give administrators and staff the knowledge they need now and in the future. Register now for: “INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL SECURITY” As you approach retirement, when to claim your Social Security retirement benefit […]

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JourneyChurch Hosts ‘Suitcase Sunday’ to Benefit Oklahoma Children in Foster Care

NORMAN, Okla., Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire — There are more than 10,000 children in foster care in the state of Oklahoma.

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Baptist takes multisite feature to churches looking for ‘good preaching’

A new company launched by Jim Somerville of First Baptist Church of Richmond, Va., offers rented or purchased sermons from respected preachers to small congregations, house churches and other faith communities without pastors.

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“NEGOTIATING COMPENSATION WITHOUT EMOTION”

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