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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…

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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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LEADERSHIP

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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payroll

Make “cents” of compensation

By Jim Cook, CFP® I recently had a conversation with the new administrator of a large, multi-site congregation regarding review of the pay structure for the staff. She was shocked by the seemingly random salaries for many staff, noting that many — with similar levels of responsibility, background and credentials…

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RISK MANAGEMENT Ambushed2

Ambushed in the church parking lot

Examining mandatory reporting of “reportable” sexual offenses involving minors …

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Driver screening, policies and training

Limit auto liability exposure with proper risk management …

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Case study: Ohio church upgrades its digital system

By Lisa Young The main auditorium at Naz Church in Grove City, OH, seats about 2,800 and has a congregation of 3,000. The church recently installed two Yamaha CL Series Digital Audio Consoles — a CL5 at front of house and a CL1 at monitors — as well as eight…

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Is your space music-friendly — by design?

Simple strategies to make it so …

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MISSIONS & TRAVEL Visit the garden tomb

Destination: Israel

The most frequently asked questions travelers have — and their answers.…

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group-travel

5 questions to consider before your next church trip

By Eric Spacek, JD, ARM Taking a mission trip, or traveling to a convention, concert or speaking event are great ways to extend the reach of your ministry. However, once you begin transporting members off the property on behalf of the church, there are special circumstances to consider. Make sure…

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FaithBasedCommunicationNetwork

Have phone, will travel

Fresh ideas for a tried-and-true connection tool …

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