Record Keeping

by Richard Hammar. Church Law and Tax Group.

This comprehensive article is a review on what constitutes as a church record, which records should be kept, and how to assure confidentiality.


discussion questions after each topic and how to ensure confidentiality

Best For

Christian or Jewish clergy, lay leaders


for purchase as PDF

Suggested Uses

  • Understand what church records members and non-members have access to by learning about the different categories of records.
  • Create a conversation about how to apply the article towards the congregation's internal records by engaging with the discussion questions provided.

About the Contributor

Janet Hoover

Janet Hoover is a certified spiritual director in private practice and an American Baptist pastor. She graduated from the University of Indianapolis and earned her MDiv and DMin from Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis. 

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