Category Archives: Is Your Church in Order?

Churches and ministers have laws specific to them, unlike any business you have ever worked. Do not assume because you know accounting that you know church tax laws. It can cost you and your church dearly.

Don’t Miss This Awesome Church Administration Workshop in Virginia

Church Administration Training Workshop REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED Date: June 21, 2014 Time: 9 am – 3:30 pm Registration: see below Location: Hylton Memorial Chapel Christian Event Center – Woodbridge, Virginia Sponsored by: Unity Christian Fellowship International Ministries Host Pastors: … Continue reading

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Important Dates to Remember

  When do I file employee taxes? What about depositing tax payments? What is the deadline to issue W-2’s? What date must all contribution statements be received by to donors? When must Form 1042 be filed? By what date must W-4’s from employees … Continue reading

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Church Volunteers: Help! I Don’t Want to Lose My Volunteers So I Haven’t Enforced Our Church’s Standards

Church Volunteers – Holding Volunteers Accountable Volunteers are definitely a blessing to the church and churches rely on their members to  serve willingly and joyfully. One of the frequent problems that church leaders encounter is how to properly manage volunteers. … Continue reading

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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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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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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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