Reynolds Law Group Blog
Before you enter into any contract or host any event as a new church, you need to make sure your new church is incorporated; otherwise, you can be found personally liable for any obligations, accidents, or mishaps.
A Federal District Court judge in Wisconsin recently ruled that a 1945 law providing income tax exemption for a minister’s housing allowance violates the establishment clause of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution, which states that “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion.” The suit, brought by the Madison-based Freedom From Religion Foundation (“Plaintiffs”), argued that the law discriminates against secular employees.
A conflict of interest arises when a person has a duty to more than one person or organization, but may be unable to do justice to the actual or potentially adverse interests of both parties. In the above scenario, a conflict of interest could exist between the board member’s responsibilities to his own company and to the church.
Before you take an offering, hold a service, or sign a contract, every church planter or campus pastor needs to take eleven key steps to sleep easier, protect the ministry, and stay out of court. Here’s step number one!
Thinking about launching a new site, campus, or church? Walk through a few scenarios with me.
Because the preschool/daycare is a high risk ministry involving a great number of children and presumably employees, it is likely in the church’s best interest to incorporate the two entities separately.
Here are six (6) important, suggested guidelines for your church to follow in selecting drivers for church-owned or church-rented vehicles: