Resources for Church Administration on the Web

Church Law

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Church Law Today

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An extensive online legal library specifically for churches and clergy. You'll be able to search through, and find, the most current legal information to answer your most pressing questions covering risk management, safety, finance and tax. Plus, you'll find summaries of actual court cases to see how the law was interpreted for ministries like yours. 


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Finance for Congregations

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This page is provided by Evangelical Lutheran Churches in America and contains resources for congregational treasurers & bookkeepers. The treasurer of the congregation has the final responsibility to be aware of tax reporting requirements for congregations as these requirements are established and changed.  The ELCA Office of the Treasurer strongly encourages congregational treasurers to consult up-to-date resource material on tax requirements and reporting.  The ELCA Office of the Treasurer also strongly encourages congregational treasurers to consult with a tax preparer and/or attorney as necessary.


Church Copyright License Sites

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Christian Copyright Licensing International

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Christian Copyright Licensing International (CCLI) was established in 1988 to provide churches with simple, affordable solutions to complex copyright issues. CCLI helps churches maintain their integrity and avoid costly lawsuits, while also giving churches the freedom to worship expressively and spontaneously.


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Christian Video Licensing International

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The Church Video License covers (1) public viewings in your church of all, or any portion, of a film from participating producers; (2) over 100 producers, including major studios; and (3) thousands of movie titles. Over 60,000 churches, camps, Christian schools and childcare centers across North America rely on CVLI and the Church Video License for legal coverage to show movies during ministry activities. Globally, CVLI covers over 100,000 members.


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Motion Picture Licensing Corporation

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Motion Picture Licensing Corporation is an independent copyright licensing agency that provides the Umrelia License to ensure copyright compliance for the public performance of motion pictures.