All posts from “ministers”

Monday Church Management Roundup: 6/2/14

June 2, 2014 8:00 AM

Two myths about classifying ministers for taxes. "(The) unique treatment of ministers for purposes of paying into the Social Security system often creates two areas of confusion for churches: Myth #1. If the minister is self-employed, the wages should...

10 Tips on Managing Church

July 18, 2013 8:00 AM

Recently I had a chance to teach a class of Bible college students about church administration. As I was preparing, I spoke to a close friend of mine who had been an executive pastor at a huge church—and who...

When You Need Outside Help for Taxes

February 25, 2013 8:00 AM

A brief Q&A recently featured in The Wall Street Journal offers tips for what to look for in a tax preparer. Many people hire someone to help them file their returns these days, the author notes, mostly because of the...

Why Multitasking May Fail Us

January 29, 2013 8:00 AM

By their nature, church offices present numerous temptations to multitask. For pastors, there are unexpected office visits and phone calls, budget reports, and board meeting preparations, all on top of sermon writing, long-range planning, crisis resolutions, the occasional emergency—and...

A Minister’s Most Important Tax Break

November 20, 2012 8:00 AM

This article is adapted from Richard Hammar’s Essential Guide to Money for Church Boards eBook. For this eBook and other cutting-edge eBooks for church administrators, board members, and clergy, view our online catalog. The most important tax benefit available...