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Church Health

Who is a Minister for Tax Purposes?

It probably comes as no surprise that how the IRS defines a minister for tax purposes may differ from the way many church members define a minister.
July 27, 2018
Church Health

How are Ministers Different from Non-Ministers for Tax Purposes?

Since many church treasurers and finance team members are usually volunteers, they may not be aware of the difference between tax rules for ministers and non-ministers. As a result, ministers may end up paying unnecessary taxes.
July 27, 2018
Executive + Administrative

Why the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering is Collected at Christmas

Through the years, Lottie Moon's life and words have continued to inspire Southern Baptists to greater giving of our lives and money to the cause of Christ. But why do we connect Lottie Moon and our Christmas offering to international missions?
December 11, 2017
Church Health

Why Failing to Provide Ministers with an Expense Account is Not a Best Practice

There are three strikes against a minister whose church fails to provide an expense account.
October 24, 2017
Church Health

Why Providing Ministers with an Expense Account is a Best Practice

One of the most essential, yet often overlooked, elements of a good compensation structure for church employees is an accountable reimbursement plan, a.k.a. an expense account.
July 13, 2017
Church Health

Recap of Fall 2016 Church Revitalization Conferences

In recent weeks, team members led 3 associational Church Revitalization conferences that trained pastors and lay leaders on how to use “Design Guides” to develop ideas for greater ministry impact in issues related to church growth and health.
October 12, 2016
Church Health

Five Common Tax Report Errors Made by Churches

This is an article about how to be in compliance with the IRS.
July 15, 2015
Church Health

How to Know if a Contribution is Actually Charitable

Not all gifts made to a church are considered charitable, and not all charitable gifts will appear on a contribution statement.
July 15, 2015
Church Health

Ideas for Effective Bi-Vocational Ministry

Here are a few suggestions on how to maximize the bi-vocational minister's time and effectiveness.
July 15, 2015
Church Health

Tips for Helping Ministers Minimize their Tax Liability

Here are some tips churches can use to minimize their minister's tax liability by taking advantage of a minister's unique tax status.
July 15, 2015
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