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Financial & Legal Resources

Below you will find tools and information to help you navigate the IRS as well as key information for making sure your church is legal. If you are facing a legal challenge in your church, remember that we have legal counsel that is available to you as a member church, so contact us and let us know how we can help.

Here are some big picture resources for you to have on hand

10 Things FinanceThis eBook, 10 Things Every Church Administrator Should Know about Finance, is an essential resource for church administrators to ensure your finances are set up correctly and you know the core pieces you need to know.


Essential Guide to Law and Tax


If you’re like most new ministers, you probably are overwhelmed by the legal and tax issues that confront you in the ministry. Richard R. Hammar wrote The Essential Guide to Law & Tax for New Ministers book for you!  This book will answer many of the questions you have about how things like self-employment, housing allowances, the implications of opting out of social security and so on. It truly is a great resource for you to have at your fingertips for yourself and your staff.




Current Approved Bylaws and Articles of Incorporation

IRS Reporting Documents and Forms