Churches Take Steps to Increase Security

June 27, 2019 ...

“Places of worship should be safe spaces for everyone,” said Leith Anderson, president of the National Association of Evangelicals. “Many churches are adopting new security measures so that they will continue to be places where people in their communities feel welcome and safe.” Many evangelical leaders who responded to the survey provided detailed descriptions of …

Prayer & Polarization

June 22, 2019 ...

Even suggesting a place in the lonely middle-of-the-road can spark accusations of compromise and capitulation. Like the North Pole and the South Pole, polarization is about opposites that never meet and can’t even see each other. When it’s summer in the northern Arctic, it’s winter in the southern Antarctic. Introduce a big What If. Read …

Understanding the Opioid Crisis

June 15, 2019 ...

In this podcast, Dr. Lindsay Stokes, an emergency medicine physician in Albany, New York, explains: Her experiences in the emergency room with those who are addicted to opioids; Why opioid addiction became so prevalent in the U.S.; How to identify an opioid overdose and provide life-saving help; What churches can do for those impacted by …

Everything You Need to Know About Pastoring Cross-Cultural Churches

March 15, 2019 ...

In this podcast, Randy and Leith discuss: How terms like “cross-cultural” and “multi-ethnic” are distinct; Whether every church should be cross-cultural; How to deal with differing cultural preferences about music, preaching and other things; and Whether there is a certain profile that helps make someone successful as a pastor of a cross-cultural church. Read a Portion …

Treasury Issues Parking Tax Guidelines

December 12, 2018 ...

For 2018, tax-exempt organizations will be able to use any reasonable method to calculate the expenses that are subject to the new tax. The NAE is grateful for efforts by the department to minimize the impact on churches and nonprofits by allowing changes made by March 31, 2019, to be applied retroactively. The action by …

Denominational Executives Retreat

December 4, 2018 ...

Many denominational leaders indicate that this is the one event they prioritize every year. The invitation is limited to the denominational head only. The purpose of the 24-hour peer retreat is for denominational leaders to share common experiences in a confidential setting. Stayed tuned for information about our next Denominational Executives Retreat!

Congress Should Repeal Church Parking Tax Now

November 29, 2018 ...

If not repealed, this provision of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 will impose new burdens and costs on charities that are already coping with reduced tax incentives for charitable giving. The provision also threatens an entanglement of government and the Internal Revenue Service in the internal operations of churches and other religious …