Reynolds Law Group Blog

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That's in our Bylaws? You're Kidding me, right?

Church planters have a lot of questions to answer before starting a new church.

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Before You Hit the Launch Button--Get Incorporated!

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.

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Federal Judge Rules Minister's Housing Allowance Tax Benefit Unconstitutional

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.

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Board Members, Bids, and Conflicts of Interest

First Church was engaged in the planning stages of a building project when one of the board members, the owner of a masonry company, suggested that he would like to bid on the brickwork required for the project. Can the board member submit a bid or is it a conflict of interest?

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Prioritize Children's Safety Above All Else

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!

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Church Launch Legal Checklist--Before You Take an Offering, Hold a Service, Or Sign a Contract

Thinking about launching a new site, campus, or church? Walk through a few scenarios with me.

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Should a Church and Its Preschool Be Incorporated Separately?

Q: Should our church separately incorporate our preschool or daycare?

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Should Our Church Have Employees Sign Contracts?

Q: Should our church have a contract with our employees?

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Who Should Be Driving Church-Owned or Church-Rented Vehicles?

Q: Who should be driving church-owned or church-rented vehicles?

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What Insurance Does My Church Really Need?

Q: What insurance does my church really need?