Happy New Year!

As we usher in 2015, we are ushering in new beginnings, and that includes this blog. As I mentioned in my last post, this blog is all about being prepared. Part of being prepared is knowing what you want and where you want to be at the end of the year. Here are a few questions you should ask about your church:
  1. Does my church have the proper legal formation and by-laws in place for the current world climate?
  2. What safeguards does my church have in place to protect everything from the offering to our social media accounts?
  3. Documents, Documents, Documents. Is my church updating the documents needed to protect itself?

Steven Covey famously said in his book, “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People” that we must “begin with the end in mind.” This is a theme in my life, and I hope it can be in yours. Now I know the last thing you want to hear as we start 2015 is that you need to think about where you want your church to be as far as protection goes. Let me give you a preview of what is coming up. In the next few weeks and months, I want to address the above issues plus topics such as the trademarking of your church’s name, copyright issues within your church, employment issues, and how to handle your offerings so that your insurance carrier will insure your collections.
These and so many other subjects are upcoming, and we will work through these issues together. So that I can better help you, will you please take time to answer these questions?

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