Finance

Six Givers Jesus Knew

Sharing stories of people doing both good and great things inspires others. When it comes to giving, people can often feel shame and inadequacy. However, the Bible reveals great nuggets from people who lived attainable [...]

2016-10-12T10:59:30+00:00By |Generosity|

Budget Process Analysis

For a homework assignment in the XPastor Online Course, Operations 103—Finance, I chose to compare the budget process of First Assembly in Winston-Salem, Lakeside Church in Greensboro, Georgia, Berean Bible Church in Greene, New York [...]

2016-10-12T10:59:37+00:00By |Budgets|

Budget Vision

People get nervous when preachers talk about money. These thoughts aren’t about giving, but about the stewardship of how a church uses what is given. A church budget is a vision document. It tells the story, [...]

2016-10-12T10:59:48+00:00By |Budgets|

Congratulations to GuideStone

Congratulations to our friends at GuideStone for this significant award!  We are posting this press release as a way to say both "thanks" and "congratulations" to GuideStone---one of our loyal sponsors of our annual XP-Seminar! [...]

2014-12-29T16:11:40+00:00By |Banking|

Video: Obamacare and Your Church

XPastor's friend, The Church Law Group, regularly shares high quality videos. The video below is entitled, "Does the Affordable Care Act apply to your church?" Can you define what affordable and minimum essential coverage means? [...]

2016-10-12T10:59:53+00:00By |Legal|

Copyright and the Pastor’s Sermon

Bob Smietana, in an article for Christianity Today, addresses copyright and the pastor's sermon. His article is entitled, "Who Owns the Pastor's Sermon? Church or pastor? When sermons become books that make millions in royalties, [...]

2016-10-12T10:59:55+00:00By |Legal|

Video: Protect Your Sermons From Abuse

Did you know that your church is in the publishing business? Are you aware of everything that makes up Intellectual Property? Have you developed a thorough plan to protect the intellectual property of your church? Watch as David Middlebrook discusses those things [...]

2016-10-12T11:00:00+00:00By |Legal, Pastoral Care|

Overtime Pay in the Smartphone Era

The Fair Labor Standards Act exempts employees employed in an executive, administrative, or professional capacity from the minimum wage and overtime pay provisions. To be covered by one of these exemptions, an employee must perform [...]

2016-10-12T11:00:11+00:00By |Legal|

Video: Is Your Church Having a Super Bowl® Party?

XPastor and many others have benefited from the counsel of David Middlebrook and Matt Anthony at The Church Law Group. David and Matt ask: "Can you legally show the 'Big Game' each February at your church?  Can [...]

2016-10-12T11:00:26+00:00By |Legal|

Communicable Disease Policy

XPastor tries to help churches by providing some of the essentials for running a church---items like job descriptions, employment applications, review forms and general policies. Below is a Communicable Disease Policy from Northwest Bible Church in [...]

2016-10-12T11:00:34+00:00By |All Policies, Legal|

My CPA

Over my years in ministry, I have come to enjoy the relationships that I have had with the various CPAs that have helped me. Let me define what my relationship with each CPA has not [...]

2015-08-26T10:52:21+00:00By |Audits|

Salary Administration Plan

XPastor tries to help churches by providing some of the essentials for running a church---items like job descriptions, employment applications, review forms and policies. Below is the Salary Administration Plan for Kempsville Presbyterian Church of [...]

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