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Get the legal training you need from understanding labor laws and worker’s compensation, to penitent privilege and first amendment rights, look to these trusted resources to gain clarity on legal matters that affect both church and clergy.

  • Planning a Church Building Project Planning a Church Building Project

    Church Law & Tax

    Planning a Church Building Project

    $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
  • Politics and the Church Politics and the Church

    Church Law & Tax

    Politics and the Church

    $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
  • Record Keeping Record Keeping

    Richard R. Hammar

    Record Keeping

    $9.95
    Churches maintain many documents—some they must permanently keep, while others are temporary. Those responsible for keeping records need accurate information regarding how to responsibly handle each document. With so much personal and...
    $9.95
  • Safe Hiring Practices for Churches Safe Hiring Practices for Churches

    Church Law & Tax

    Safe Hiring Practices for Churches

    $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
  • Understanding Labor Laws Understanding Labor Laws

    Church Law & Tax

    Understanding Labor Laws

    $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 Pastoral Liability Understanding Pastoral Liability

    Richard R. Hammar

    Understanding Pastoral Liability

    $0.00
    Few things damage a church as much as accusations against the pastor. Sometimes the accusations are doctrinal and based on opinion and theology; other times the accusations are legal and based on decades of precedent and statutes. In either case, an...
    $0.00
  • Understanding Wage and Hour Laws Understanding Wage and Hour Laws

    Church Law & Tax

    Understanding Wage and Hour Laws

    $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