Church Building Use Policy

Do you have a realistic idea of how many groups use your church’s building and facilities each month? Hopefully, your church building is in use for a wide variety of groups and activities each month. After all, providing a place Read More

Church as Employer – Workers Compensation Insurance

If your church does not have Workers Compensation Insurance, then now is a great time to consider it. Here is some foundational information for your consideration. The Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) was enacted in 1970. This Act requires Read More

It’s Hurricane Season!

In September 1989, Hurricane Hugo formed in the Atlantic Ocean, came ashore at Charleston, South Carolina and swept to the northwest corner of South Carolina before turning eastward and ripping a destructive path through my hometown of Cherryville, North Carolina. Read More

Let’s Build A New Church!

Spring is here! Some families are doing their annual Spring Cleaning and some of our churches are beginning new building projects. Here, in Georgia, we are surely fortunate to be part of a church that is growing annually. But, building Read More

The HIPAA Privacy Rule And Your Church

The HIPAA Privacy Rule establishes national standards for the protection of certain health information. The Privacy Rule provisions became effective in April 2003. Since then, as individuals and churches, we’ve become familiar with the basic provisions. The Privacy Rule protects the Read More

When Was Your Church’s Last Financial Audit?

It won’t be long before most United Methodist churches are preparing for their annual charge conferences. A lot of work is involved in getting ready for charge conference and the requirements can be found in The Book of Discipline. Let’s Read More

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