Easter is only a few weeks away. What is your ministry doing to invite folks within your community to join you to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus? The question is simple, but worthwhile as one of the most attended Church Sundays of the year is quickly approaching. (more…)
Life has changed for the better thanks to the many advancements that modern man has accomplished during the most recent century or so. The global standard of our homes, hygiene, and health has risen dramatically during this timeframe. Perhaps even more so, our transportation, telecommunications, and overall technology has radically transformed the way that we as humans function throughout our everyday lives.
In the midst of such overwhelming progress, however, many men and women still live heavily entrenched in the midst of profound difficulty and darkness.
Have you thought about using surveillance cameras at your church? A pastor contacted the Christian Law Association with a problem that most small churches struggle with and an attorney was able to provide a solution. We hope this story inspires you and your church and provides insight and offers solutions to what your church might be facing, currently.
It’s Valentine’s Day! And love is all around. TV stations are flooded with cheesy Hallmark romance, stores are full of roses, flowers and teddy bears. Meanwhile, the world is constantly using technology to pollute God’s definition of what love is. Let’s redefine that definition as the church, shall we?
January is already over and some of us still haven’t gotten used to writing 2017 on our checks and notepads yet. Though it might seem far off, soon it will be summer, then time for school and football to kick off, and before you know it, we’ll be making preparations for advent 2017. Time flies when you’re doing ministry, so don’t let yourself get so overly-busy that you end up forgetting to follow through on the many worthwhile ministry opportunities that lie before you in 2017.
Does your church currently have a ministry school or oversee a Christian school? Do you currently have any scholarship funds set up? If so, you might be shocked to find out that you may not be obeying the law. The donations you are receiving may not be tax deductible by the IRS. Here is a scenario of a Pastor whose church oversaw and operated a Christian school as their ministry and had some questions. They contacted the Christian Law Association, seeking some professional legal advice on what to do in regards to scholarship funds for their ministry school. You might find the answers to his questions very surprising.
If you are a church or ministry, having a tax exempt status is extremely important. But can you lose it? What if you are doing something currently that is jeopardizing your church tax exempt status? How about earning interest on your church income? Is this illegal? The Christian Law Association shares a story as well as some insight on this topic to help provide clarification for churches and ministries on what you are allowed to do with your income as a church. The Christian Law Association has been providing free legal assistance to Bible-believing churches and Christians who are experiencing difficulty in practicing their religious faith because of governmental regulation, intrusion, or prohibition in one form or another.