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Every year, churches need to approve housing allowances for eligible ministers as well as accountable reimbursement plans for their pastors and other employees. Many churches are still doing things incorrectly by giving their pastors undocumented auto allowances and improper reimbursements for personal health insurance. Income tax-free reimbursements for individual health insurance premiums were prohibited beginning…

It’s here! Our 2021 Church Planning calendar is available for use. Your 2021 Church Planning Calendar can be downloaded as printable PDF here.

In late November, 21 pages of new workplace regulations from Cal/OSHA took effect that have serious implications and consequences for virtually all public and private employers, including most churches. Also, a new section will also be added to the Labor Code effective January 1, 2021. While the new Labor Code section probably has little implication for…

Churches should begin considering their course of action regarding in-person worship based on the Supreme Court’s recent injunctive relief decision which barred New York from enforcing its “lockdown” orders. Courts in California may have to wrestle with cases in their own jurisdictions because of the decision. The nation’s highest court has indicated that the plaintiffs,…

Businesses of all sizes that have one or more employees must post the most current mandatory federal and state Wage & Hour and Labor law notices in a location accessible and normally visited by the employees. If 5% or more of your employees are primarily Spanish speaking, the notices are also required to be posted…

52 Sundays is a downloadable resource to help your church better understand missions and stewardship. Each Sunday’s materials include: One-page story of a missionary supported through the Cooperative Program (PDF) PowerPoint slide of the missionary in the story (2 sizes available) Worship folder inserts of the missionary story (PDF) December 2020: Josh and Kimber Thrower…

To all church planters, “Therefore my brothers, you whom I love and long for, my joy and my crown.” Philippians 4:1 I hope you are well and that you are willfully encouraging yourself and your people in the Lord. This is a unique time in history, but we are eased in knowing our God is…

Whether you are a sending, sponsor, or partner church, there are three ways you can successfully come alongside a new church plant. Pray – Take your active role by growing the spiritual success of CA church planting. Pray for a pipeline of church planters Adopt an unreached people group Raise up church planters in every…

by Micaiah Irmler | Lead Pastor, Southridge Church We often hear people say that planting a church is “not for the faint of heart. It’s the front lines of ministry. Make sure you’re strong.” Words like this, although well-meant, have left me feeling frustrated and doubtful of my calling, and have made me want to…

The Process Count the Cost was developed by California Southern Baptist Convention Executive Director Bill Agee to assist healthy churches, churches needing revitalization, and new church plants. The process is based on Luke 14:28: “For which of you, intending to build a tower, does not sit down first and count the cost, whether he has…