One of the greatest joys of a father is serving his family. The more we aim to treat our family like our Father treats us, the better impact we’ll have on them becoming followers of Jesus. As fathers, let’s set the tone early and prepare to enter this Sunday with a grateful heart—even if we add another necktie to our already-full collection.
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.
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.
God’s timing, is it worth the wait? Whether young or old, We’ve all faced this question and struggled with the challenge of waiting for God’s timing, or knowing if it is God’s timing or not. John Weirick shares his thoughts with us and some personal stories with us on “Is It Worth It To Wait On God’s Timing?”, John’s writings have been featured on The Huffington Post, RELEVANT Magazine, Lifehacker, Donald Miller’s Storyline Blog, and many more sources.
Technology is a wonderful thing, and many worship leaders and churches are starting to incorporate technology more and more with their worship services. One of the front runners for providing worship technology resources for churches is Loop Community. We’ve asked Janson Roberts from Loop Community to share with us the about their MIDI foot controller for live worship.
Over the last few years, I’ve had the privilege to learn all about how technology has been incorporated into modern church worship culture and the tricks and tips to being more successful in leading worship, managing volunteers, and growing ministry opportunities. The resources that are available for worship leaders and churches in the realm of music is frankly amazing. My challenge to worship leaders, musicians, and tech engineers/producers would be to saturate yourself with things, people, and environments that cater to learning new technologies, techniques, and tools that you can use at your churches, jobs, and ministries. Every day, I’m more and more acquainted with software, hardware, recording, producing, and just the overall culture of what’s new and how to master it so that I can teach it to other people.
Your video ministry has the potential to reach a much bigger audience than your regular service. Technology has become a very helpful resource for ministries around the world. This article addresses how you can take the error and effort out of your video ministry and have it work for you instead of the other way around. In the world of airline travel, there is nothing more important than safety. It’s why the world’s largest airline manufacturers have invested countless resources to ensure that their planes are as safe as possible. A recent Boeing study determined that 80% of plane crashes were caused by human error. The most dangerous planes were those that required large amounts of manual effort; the safest were those that left little room for a pilot’s mistakes. And so, to improve the safety of their jetliners, manufacturers have worked to take the human effort out of their flights. Though the consequences pale in comparison, the same can be said for the world of online ministry. To remove error from video streaming, we must take human effort out of the equation.