Congregational Resource Guide
Finding the right resources for your congregation
This one-stop shop gives church planters all they need to know to address the organizational, administrative and legal matters that come with new church starts. A wide range of free and paid resources from a veteran church planter, speaker and author provides practical guidance on such topics as clergy taxes, gaining 501(c)3 status, and keeping auditable records. Leaders can download a free step-by-step guide to putting all ducks in a row before launching a first worship service. An array of software suites practically constitutes a “church-in-a-box” for beginners. The one-day conference, offered multiple times throughout the year, provides basic information in a concentrated format. Leaders can sign up for a free, weekly blog to keep current on hot topics such as mandatory reporting and employee overtime regulations. While StartCHURCH is aimed at church planters, anyone who wants to assure their congregation’s legal standing will find a treasure trove here.