Entries by Stacy Morgan

Are You Being Financially Fair?

How do other churches like us compensate their staff? Thom Rainer, CEO of LifeWay, writes, “In many churches, the pastor’s salary is a quiet issue. There is a sense of discomfort from both the pastor and the members when the topic is broached. Such discomfort is unfortunate, however, because a number of churches will not […]

Free Tax Help for Ministers

Ministers’ tax law is, well – unique – to say the least. IRS rules governing ministers can be confusing for the minister and many tax preparers. GuideStone publishes a “Ministers’ Tax Guide” annually that provides step-by-step instructions. It is written by Richard Hammar, one of America’s foremost authorities on Church & Ministers’ tax law. The […]

Important Church Tax Notice

New IRS insurance rules effective July 1, 2015 could result in heavy excise taxes for your church ($100 per day per employee). A flowchart is available to help your church check compliance. Download the flowchart below. For more information contact Stacy Morgan stacy.morgan@louisianabaptists.org in the Pastoral Leadership Office.

2014 Lifeway Compensation Study

The 2014 Compensation Study has been released by LifeWay. Churches personnel and administrative teams will find this resource helpful as they access the salaries of Pastors in southern Baptist Churches. It is uniquely Southern Baptist. All responses included in the survey are for ministers and employees of SBC churches. It is free. The participating state […]

Shepherd’s Rest Ministry

Spiritual burnout of pastors is a genuine area of concern for churches. The Shepherd’s Rest provides the resources necessary for: The pastor to take a brief sabbatical of up to four Sundays Pastoral oversight of the church in his absence at little to no cost to the church An extended season of rest for Holy […]

Ways to Love Your Pastor

“And we urge you, brethren, to recognize those who labor among you and are over you in the Lord and admonish you and to esteem them very highly in love for their work’s sake.” 1 Thessalonians 5:12-13 Your pastor, staff, and their families are important to your church’s future health. Knowing that they are loved and […]

Church Tax Video 2013 Now Available

The Church Tax Video 2013 is now available! Reflects over 60 years collective experience in church finances and IRS audit policy Over four hours of video instruction 120+ page workbook in pdf format Completed sample forms Has helped Louisiana Baptist churches since 2009 (“Fixing Your Church’s Finances) Includes Louisiana-specific tax forms Recommended for ministers, treasurers, […]