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Church Law & Tax

Church Law & Tax

Church Law & Tax

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 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.

Together, Rich and our team of editorial advisors, including Michael E. Batts, Gregg Capin, David Middlebrook, Frank Sommerville, Elaine Sommerville, Vonna Laue and others, are committed to helping churches succeed. Meet our Editorial Advisors.

  • 50 State Religious Freedom Laws - Cover 50 State Religious Freedom Laws - TOC_1

    50-State Religious Freedom Laws Report

    Church Law & Tax

    $19.95
    For churches, the First Amendment is the first line of defense when government laws or actions intersect with church activities. While the protection of religious belief is absolute under the First Amendment, the protection of religious exercise is less...
    $19.95
  • Using Social Media Safely Using Social Media Safely Table of Contents

    Using Social Media Safely

    Church Law & Tax

    $14.95
    Though they might seem like harmless fun, social media sites can cause serious liabilities and hardships for the church. This resource aims to help your church enjoy these sites for the valuable social connections they provide by helping you understand...
    $14.95
  • Understanding Wage and Hour Laws Understanding Wage and Hour Laws Table of Contents

    Understanding Wage and Hour Laws

    Church Law & Tax

    $17.95
    Many churches have questions about the laws governing overtime pay and the minimum wage, especially when it comes to paying employees covered by the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). While the FLSA applies only to businesses and individuals who engage in...
    $17.95
  • Understanding Labor Laws Understanding Labor Laws Table of Contents

    Understanding Labor Laws

    Church Law & Tax

    $17.95
    Whether your ministry employs one person or one hundred, it must be mindful of the myriad employment laws that apply to churches just as they do to businesses. This resource offers an overview of relevant laws and provides guidance on the best practices...
    $17.95
  • Understanding Church Insurance Understanding Church Insurance

    Understanding Church Insurance

    Church Law & Tax

    $19.95
    Though nearly every church has insurance coverage, many church leaders lack confidence in their understanding of their policies and the terminology associated with them. As you gain a better understanding of church insurance, as well as your church's...
    $19.95
  • Sex Offenders in the Church Sex Offenders in the Church Table of Contents

    Sex Offenders in the Church

    Church Law & Tax

    $14.95
    The willingness to welcome former sex offenders into a congregation needs to be balanced with proper protocols. This download will walk you through the legal and safety concerns your church should address and offers sample policies to help you integrate...
    $14.95
  • Safe Hiring Practices for Churches Safe Hiring Practices for Churches Table of Contents

    Safe Hiring Practices for Churches

    Church Law & Tax

    $14.95
    This download focuses on some of the key aspects of hiring, including how to create a written job description, the benefits of background checks, and the tax ramifications of your compensation package. These are some of the essential items to consider...
    $14.95
  • Receipts for Donors Receipts for Donors

    Receipts for Donors

    Church Law & Tax

    $24.95
    Providing receipts for donors and following Internal Revenue Service guidelines are essential to keeping your church financially accountable; it also will help further the generosity of church members and friends. In this downloadable resource, we have...
    $24.95