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Sheri Laninga

About Me: 

Welcome to a place to where we can help each other with knowledge and understanding in the area of church administration. I served as church administrator at Brookside CRC in Grand Rapids for 8 ½ years and now serve in the Ministers’ Pension Office in Grand Rapids. I’m a business graduate from Calvin and have been a member of CRC congregations all my life including Redlands, CA; Scottsdale, AZ; Sun Valley, CA; and Grand Rapids, MI. A couple years ago Chris Cok, the controller at the denomination, and I posted on the CRC website “Financial Resources from Churches and for Churches.” Now the site http://www.crcna.org/pages/finance.cfm is linked to the Church Administration Network. We hope you find these resources helpful in your work. If you don’t see what you need, we look forward to your questions for possible new additions. If you have something that you think would be of interest to others in the area of church administration, please send it my way so we may continue to assist each other as we faithfully serve our Lord through the use of our gifts in administration. God bless you in your service, Sheri Laninga

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Key Federal Tax Figures

The Key Federal Tax Figures displays variables from previous fiscal years to the current fiscal year.

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Website
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IRS Multilingual Gateway - US

The Multilingual Gateway on IRS.gov contains federal tax information in Chinese, Korean, Russian, Spanish, and Vietnamese. You'll find useful forms for personal as well as church tax requirements. 

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Church Plant Legal and Financial Organization

Organizing and planting a new church requires careful planning and implementation. Keep reading to find practical help on the legal and financial aspects of organizing. 

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Report
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Ministers' Compensation Survey

The annual Ministers’ Compensation Survey is intended to obtain information on the compensation practices generally followed by CRC churches in Canada and the United States for pastors serving a congregation full-time.

Church Admin & FinancePastors
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Churches and Bullying?

We often talk about bullying in schools and strategies to encourage decreased aggression for our children. But what about bullying in our everyday lives as adults in the church?

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Bylaws for Nonprofit Corporations (US)

Churches are encouraged to use legal counsel for creating bylaws but this sample may be a great place to start.

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Minister Relocations

What guidelines have you used when you paid for expenses for moving a minister? Here are some suggestions regarding move estimates, packing, and travel expenses for starting that conversation.

Church Admin & FinancePastors
Book or eBook
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Worth's Income Tax Guide (US)

This annual publication provides up to date tax information specifically for ministers.

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