Church Administration

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Church Administration “How To” Manual

Written to give a complete and comprehensive overview of Church Administration, and is helpful to every church regardless of size. Endorsed by 3 CPA’s, an EA, two attorney’s, and fifteen well-known Christian pastors and leaders, It was updated for the 11th time in January of 2011, and is completely up to date!

Sample Minutes and Church Policies

You have a corporation – but do you know “How To” do the church business? Contains more than 100 sample Minutes and Church Policies, enabling you to easily develop your church policies, and legally “catch-up” your incomplete Corporate Minute Book.

Board of Directors Handbook

This handbook addresses many of the legal and IRS issues that church leaders face in the handling of every day church business. And to avoid personal financial liability, MUST be aware of these things.

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IRS Inquiries and Audit Restrictions

There is a fear of the IRS, and in may cases, rightfully so.  But the IRS cannot just arbitrarily “Come in” and investigate a church, unless they have a very good reason to do so.  EG – if the church withholds payroll taxes and then does not report and send those monies in  – this WILL get the IRS in bed with the church, and they [the IRS] will then have their reason to look at everything else.

Who Can Spend Church Monies?

Unless, and until, authority has been granted an individual by action of the Board, no person [the pastor; the pastors wife; Board Members; NO one] has authority to spend church monies, except where a Budget has been established; or by corporate resolution, where monies were approved for specific projects/programs.

A Liability Trap

In most states, the church is required to obtain Workmen’s Compensation insurance for their employees and ministers. All to often however, churches engage people to perform work and choose to pay them “under the table,” or misclassify them as “Independent contractors.” This is usually done to minimize the churches record keeping.

Why Church Policies are Crucial

Church policies will help us to protect our sheep from satan’s influence and attacks, and are developed when we have thought through the “What if’s,” about any issue. This is called, “Taking thought beforehand.”  [2 Cor 8:19-21 Amp Version]