Category Archives: Church Internal Controls

The importance of developing, implementing, and sustaining good internal controls in churches.

Church Administration Training Online

Church administration is not something you can just jump into, you need to understand how to flow with senior pastoral leadership, church staff and volunteers, and church members. It is unlike corporate work. There is so much more at stake. … Continue reading

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Section 2102 of the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010 and Churches (1099’s, etc)

The Small Business Jobs and Credit Act of 2010″ and churches: The Act increased penalties for failure to file information returns, failure to furnish correct payee statements, and for intentional disregard of the law.  (increases fees for errors, omissions, and … Continue reading

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Churches and NFL Super Bowl Parties

Can your church legally host a Super Bowl party? While the NFL has always been very protective of its brand and had cited a few churches for violation in the past, but if you recall back in 2007 this issue … Continue reading

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How Long Should I Keep Church Records?

Each church may elect to maintain records longer – do what best fit your church’s needs. Record Minimum Retention Articles of Incorporation Permanent Constitution and Bylaws Permanent Tax Exempt Determination Letter  501(c)(3) Permanent State Exemption   Letter Permanent Church Membership Records (weddings, … Continue reading

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What Happens When a Church Has Poor Records Management?

Check out the brief animated scenario we created as an intro to one of the classes in our Church Administration Certification Program. It is on Church Records Management and what can happen when churches have poor records managment. Click link … Continue reading

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Books Every Church Office Should Have In Its Resource Library

We thought we would give you a brief list of books that we frequently recommend or give to other church secretaries, church administrators, pastors, church boards and so forth. Please note we are providing these for informational purposes only and encourage you … Continue reading

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What Can Happen When We Use Church Facilities or Church Equipment for Personal Use?

In November 2012, we received the following question from a person responding under our Improper Internal Controls article:  The Pastor’s son uses the church for his recording studio which is used to produce his CD’s which are sold and the … Continue reading

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