New Year Brings New Freedom for Religious Group

Bakersfield, Calif.–A group of senior citizens are relieved but remain wary after their homeowners association (HOA) reversed course and lifted a ban on their meetings. The groups, consisting of a Sunday worship service and three weekly Bible studies, had been meeting for a few years at the clubhouse of Solera at Kern Canyon, a senior […]

MWOA Takes Initiative goes Global

Global Fire Advance, an international movement dedicated to evangelism, discipleship, and church planting, will take the lessons learned during the past three years in the Firewall Project Africa and propel them onto the global stage. Global Fire Advance aims to use in Europe, Latin America, and Asia the same methodology that has been employed in […]

Carmel Teens for Life Club Receives Wide Support

“As we celebrate the anniversary of the Bill of Rights, the Carmel Teens for Life Club learned that free speech cannot be taken for granted,” said Mat Staver, Founder and Chairman of Liberty Counsel, which represents the high school students who lead the club. On Monday, December 5, 2016, Liberty Counsel sent an initial demand […]

Ten Tax Developments that Affect Churches and Clergy

Several important tax developments in 2016 will affect 2017 tax reporting by ministers, church staff, and churches. Richard Hammar lists the top ten developments in the January/February issue of Church Law & Tax Report, including: • Affordable Care Act reporting requirements • Changes in Form W-2 and Form W-3 • IRS extends audit protections to […]