Finance Policy

There are many categories of policy on XPastor. You can find policies in some of the drop down menus, such as Ministry Strategy or Ops. You can also search for specific content in the search box, such as money, generosity or fraud. Click here to read more about the policy pages …

Corporate Governance and the Art of Accountability

October 11th, 2019|Comments Off on Corporate Governance and the Art of Accountability

In the sports world, a strong defense is the best offense. The same is true for churches---a strong governance system helps protect your church. Two leaders from Thrivent Church Financing talk on this vital area [...]

9 Essentials of Avoiding Church Fraud

October 11th, 2019|Comments Off on 9 Essentials of Avoiding Church Fraud

In this video, Michael Martin gives practical and tactical advice on how to avoid fraud. Michael is the Executive Vice President of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability. How prevalent is fraud? LifeWay Research [...]

Get Ready for the New Required Salary Level

October 8th, 2019|Comments Off on Get Ready for the New Required Salary Level

Beginning January 1, 2020, more workers in America will qualify for overtime pay. The new Department of Labor rules will expand coverage to over a million more employees. The minimum salary levels [...]

Tools for Averting Predators—Preventing and Discovering Fraud

October 7th, 2019|Comments Off on Tools for Averting Predators—Preventing and Discovering Fraud

These tools are provided by The Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability. With its mission of Enhancing Trust, ECFA now certifies nearly 2,300 Christ-centered churches and ministries based on its high standards in financial management, [...]

Significant Impact of Recent Supreme Court Decision Continues to Evolve for Nonprofits That Sell Items to Buyers in States Where They (the Nonprofits) Do Not Have a Physical Presence

February 16th, 2019|Comments Off on Significant Impact of Recent Supreme Court Decision Continues to Evolve for Nonprofits That Sell Items to Buyers in States Where They (the Nonprofits) Do Not Have a Physical Presence

As we originally reported in our June 21, 2018 Special Alert℠, the U.S. Supreme Court recently ruled in South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc., et al., that states can, in some circumstances, require a seller [...]

New Tax Court Case Says “Gifts” to Pastor Are Taxable

October 25th, 2018|Comments Off on New Tax Court Case Says “Gifts” to Pastor Are Taxable

In a recently issued Tax Court case, Judge Mark Holmes rendered a decision that may be the most thorough judicial analysis of the law surrounding “love gifts” for pastors that has ever been published. [...]