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How to protect the church board from litigation

When something goes wrong with the management of an organization

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Dangers in defining church membership

How does corporate church membership affect risk management?

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The airborne bounce house

Recently, a church elder recently told me a story.

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Risk Management Realities: Times are a-changin’!

The public perception of churches has hit a downward spiral as America becomes more and more “litigation-go-lucky.”

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Church Executive, March 2013, Volume 12, Issue 3

The CE Interview: Scott Anderson, Executive Pastor, Eagle Brook Church, Centerville, MN By Rez Gopez-Sindac Scott Anderson started attending Eagle Brook Church (EBC) with his family in 1993 and joined the staff in 1997 as the facility manager after 18 years of managing restaurants for the McDonald’s Corporation. He started as a “glorified custodian” with […]

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Getting staff in correct ‘class’

By David Middlebrook Deciding whether an individual worker is an employee or independent contractor is an increasingly important decision and deserves every church and ministry’s full attention. It is often tempting for churches and ministries to classify workers as independent contractors so as to avoid paying employment and payroll taxes and providing employee benefits and […]

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How to avoid a defamation lawsuit

The extensive use of social media, including Facebook, Twitter, streaming sermon videos, podcasts and blogging, has placed many churches into a public arena with potential legal and public relations consequences.

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What’s next for health care reform?

The Supreme Court decision on the Obama health care reform

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‘Tax-exempt’ doesn’t erase all tax issues

Churches are automatically considered tax-exempt organizations by the Internal Revenue Code,

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Defending churches

I learned a few lessons worth sharing with others in defending

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