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Published as a part of the Church Tax and Law Ministry of Christianity Today, this helpful article was first published in 2007. It is a user-friendly guide for congregations to use in accessing...

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“Grappling with how to have an open church with an open gospel, while providing for the security and safety of people at worship and study” is unfortunately one of the challenges facing...

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The goal of this general introduction to church safety by security specialist Ron Aguiar, a former law enforcement officer and current church consultant, is to identify inherent risks of...

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Church law expert Richard Hammar authors this e-book, also available as a PDF, which is “designed to help youth ministers safely and appropriately conduct student ministry.” Hammar focuses on six...

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Contributors to this article, edited by Janine Perry and offered by Christianity Today, say a “health ministry team” that can respond to emergencies is vitally important. They also say that the...

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Several authors, including church expert Richard Hammar, contribute to this article from Christianity Today that helps churches discover issues and strategies for keeping staff and parishioners...

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Many people think of a house of worship as a safe area. Yet violent acts, fires, tornados, floods, hurricanes, earthquakes, and arson can affect houses of worship, often with little or no warning....

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Thousands of crimes against children occur within the walls of churches and youth centers in the U.S. every year. Congregations must be diligent and exercise care in the screening and selection of...

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“Does your church have a focused goal or vision for preschool and grade-school ministry?” With this question, children’s ministry specialist, Janice Haywood, launches a conversation on the range of...

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Several writers contribute to this helpful download focused on keeping children safe while they are in church facilities. Topics include how arrival and departure procedures influence guests, how...

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World Relief seeks to empower the local church to serve the most vulnerable worldwide. Founded in 1944 by the National Association of Evangelicals to assist with needs in Europe, World Relief now...

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For more than 90 years, Brotherhood Mutual has insured many of America’s congregations and related ministries. Over time, the firm has developed and observed many leading practices in safety and...

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This Roman Catholic resource focuses on helping rural and small town congregations in three prime areas: rural outreach and ministry, stewardship of creation, and agriculture and food. The...

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The National Association for Temple Administration (NATA) is an active professional network of Reform Jewish Synagogue Executive Directors. The network publishes a twice-yearly journal with...

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Attorney and CPA Richard Hammar continues his interest in sound church management in his role as Senior Editorial Advisor for Church Law &Tax Report, a print resource that has online articles...

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A bit dated-for example, the new technology overview was written in 2009-this training resource, from a team of legal and financial experts at Christianity Today, offers a solid primer on best...

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Health care mandates. Child abuse reporting laws. Same-sex marriage rulings. Every month, laws and judicial decisions are made that affect the way congregational leaders manage. This website (a...

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This annual publication, by CPA and renowned church financial expert Richard Hammar, provides current information about tax laws as they pertain to congregations and clergy. Because tax laws are...

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Attorney and CPA Richard Hammar serves as Senior Editor for Church Finance Today, a periodical that is published monthly and available by subscription from Christianity Today. Recent subjects...

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