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Many Churches May Not Be in Tune with What People are Most Looking for in Their Church

According to a new study* by Gallup, the single most important thing congregants are looking for at church today is not the worship and not the pastor. It’s not the smoke and lights and it’s not the hip and relevant youth programs. It’s not even the organic, fair trade coffee at the cafe. The hottest […]

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Supreme Court Allows State Funding in Church Playground Case

The United States Supreme Court ruled in late June that states cannot exclude religious organizations when distributing grant funding for state programs where the money is for a nonreligious purpose. In a 7-2 ruling, the court sided with Trinity Lutheran Church in the case challenging Missouri’s decision to bar it from receiving funds in a […]

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Non-Profit Public Disclosure Requirements

Internal Revenue Code Section (IRC Sec.) 6104 has established the guidelines by which all tax-exempt organizations classified as “public charities” are required to make certain information available for inspection by the general public. Since all religious organizations, including churches, denominations, and associations of churches fall within this category this means your ministry is subject to […]

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