Church Property Sale & Purchase

By: Rich Baker, Soo Yeon Lee, and Susan Thomas The critical role of real estate in accomplishing the mission of any business or organization cannot be emphasized enough. So, it is true for churches as well. Many assume that real estate transactions involving churches...
Donation Opportunity: Paul in Rome 

Donation Opportunity: Paul in Rome 

In this painting, Paul is depicted under light house arrest as imagined in a reading of Acts 28:30, possibly in the Spring of 62 AD. He is outside of his house but note the chain on one ankle and some of the “seven hills of Rome” in the background. Luke wrote the Book...
Where do Churches Fit?

Where do Churches Fit?

When zoning practices emerged in the early 1900’s, many city planners treated churches as residential uses. For years this zoning scheme was a natural fit for most communities. Without the convenience of cars or mass transit systems, church-goers typically worshiped...
No Room at the Inn

No Room at the Inn

Sooner or later, you’ll get the call: “Attorney Christian, this is Pastor Harmon of the Jesus Church.  We need your advice.  After over a year of searching, the church building committee has found a wonderful location for our congregation in the old Marsh...
End of Year Planning 2022

End of Year Planning 2022

It’s December and we are all busy with a lot of things to do before the holiday season and the New Year. There are many year-end planning articles and recommendations out there, but here are our takes with Top 3. 3. Do financial to do items that have to be done before...