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The Church Law and Tax Group, a division of Christianity Today, is committed to helping you lead a ministry that thrives. You can count on our resources to provide you with the reliable tools and proven strategies you need to keep your church safe, legal and financially sound.

Our resources, available in a variety of formats, represent the work of the most respected and knowledgeable attorneys, accountants, financial advisors, and risk managers guiding churches today.

Leading our team of experts is Richard Hammar, attorney, CPA and best-selling author specializing in legal and tax issues for churches and clergy.

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