Child Sexual Abuse Response Plan | Resources


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Church Law & Tax Report (published bi-monthly) provides practical information to church leaders on important legal and tax developments that have a direct impact on ministry. In each issue, Editor Richard R. Hammar, J.D., LL.M., CPA, provides summaries of the most recent tax laws affecting churches and ministries, plus compelling case studies. This vital publication keeps pastors, board members, attorneys, CPAs, and church business administrators apprised of the ever-changing tax laws allowing for sound decisions.

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Church & Clergy Tax Guide Find comprehensive help understanding United States tax laws as they relate to pastors and churches with Richard Hammar’s annual Church & Clergy Tax Guide. Tax law in general is highly complex and ever changing. Add to that the many unique rules that apply to church and clergy and you’re set up for a challenging task that requires an expert’s guidance.

Reducing the Risk

Child sexual abuse allegations continue to be the #1 reason churches end up in court. The good news is you can decrease the likelihood of a child being harmed or your church facing costly allegations when you implement the Reducing the Risk awareness program. Created by noted legal expert Richard Hammar, J.D., LL.M., CPA, this established program, used by thousands of churches, includes everything you need to train pastors, staff members, and volunteer leaders every year with confidence and ease.

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