This webpage includes information about how to submit your congregation's records to Heritage Hall at Calvin College for microfilming. You will also find links to online archives. Also, guidelines are given in records management for congregations.
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Are you prepared for cardiac emergencies at your church facility? Here is an article from Church Safety that will help your church think through whether you should have a defibrillator at your church and how to make sure you are prepared for cardiac emergencies.
This tip sheet from the IRS will assist you in determining the tests that the IRS considers regarding determining if workers are independent contractors or employees.
Since ministers are not allowed to deduct church related business expenses from their local church employment as self-employed workers, often ministers and other church employees pay unnecessary income taxes on legitimate business expenses.
Each individual owns his or her likeness or other identifiable characteristic. If the church uses the videos or images to promote the church or makes them available on the web, then the courts will likely find that the church used the images in a commercial manner.
The church is committed to effectively communicate our mission, vision, and values in an effort to help people develop in their Christian life as a part of the church community. As church members we want to communicate in an efficient, cohesive, and consistent manner that honors Christ and His church.
We all face tough questions about our charitable giving. In tough financial times, these questions are even harder to answer. That’s one reason why the Christian Reformed Church in North America has a system called ministry shares.
Gift income includes gifts and contributions from individuals, special offerings, estate gifts, funds raised for disaster relief, and ministry shares. Among all these sources one of the most important, though often the least understood, is ministry shares.