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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.

  • 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
  • Preventing High-Tech Fraud

    Preventing High-Tech Fraud

    Church Law & Tax

    $14.95
    Church fraud typically centers on the risk of embezzlement. With the rapid growth and development of technological tools though, there's now a new point of concern: cyber threats. This downloadable resource, brought to you by Church Finance Today,...
    $14.95
  • Politics and the Church Politics and the Church table of contents

    Politics and the Church

    Church Law & Tax

    $17.95
    Churches differ on opinions about whether they should be politically involved. The IRS, on the other hand, is clear on its stance: churches need to stay out of the political ring or risk losing their tax-exempt status. This download provides the tax and...
    $17.95
  • Planning a Church Building Project Planning a Church Building Project

    Planning a Church Building Project

    Church Law & Tax

    $24.95
    Incredible growth can come when a congregation and its leadership break ground on a new building. But those same exciting times can also be times of great stress. Construction and its financing are complicated, and many well-seasoned church leaders find...
    $24.95
  • Medical Emergency Preparation Medical Emergency Preparation Table of Contents

    Medical Emergency Preparation

    Church Law & Tax

    $17.95
    Is your church ready for a medical emergency? Discover the areas you may not be prepared for with this medical emergency checklist. Learn the importance of forming a response team to smoothly handle a health crisis in your church. Then use the included...
    $17.95
  • Managing Church Facility Use Managing Church Facility Use Table of Contents

    Managing Church Facility Use

    Church Law & Tax

    $14.95
    The church is a place where we extend hospitality to members and guests. Churches need to develop policies and procedures that make their facilities available for additional use, and yet keep all of its assets protected. This download will help you...
    $14.95
  • Internal Controls for Church Finances Internal Controls for Church Finances

    Internal Controls for Church Finances

    Church Law & Tax

    $14.95
    About 15 percent of all churches have been, are being, or will be victimized by an unscrupulous employee or member. Further, all denominations and churches, regardless of size, are susceptible and have suffered and/or will incur losses. Use this download...
    $14.95
  • Immigration and the Church Immigration & the Church

    Immigration & the Church

    Church Law & Tax

    $19.95
    This resource will help you determine how to proceed legally with the issue of immigration. Use these articles as you consider the best ways to keep your church safe and legal and as you strive to serve the immigrant communities in your context. We pray...
    $19.95
  • Dealing with Dangerous People Dealing with Dangerous People Table of Contents

    Dealing With Dangerous People

    Church Law & Tax

    $17.95
    Security teams, specialized procedures, surveillance cameras, limited office access, emergency buttons, and thorough screening procedures help empower and enable churches to keep staff and congregants safe. This download is designed to help you think...
    $17.95
  • Confronting Peer Abuse in Your Church Confronting Peer Abuse in Your Church

    Confronting Peer Abuse in Your Church

    Church Law & Tax

    $14.95
    Learning how to deal with our peers is part of growing up. While all children should experience healthy conflict that brings growth and maturity it is likely they'll encounter other children who wield their age, size, and superior knowledge like weapons...
    $14.95