Should churches endorse political candidates or lobby over issues? Experts are divided on what the IRS rules mean.
Keeping the church facility in good shape and ministries vital costs money. Maintaining balance in budgeting for building maintenance and support for ministry is a choice faced through the ages by Christians who believe God is revealed both in beauty and in the impoverished. The
It may not feel like it to number-crunchers fine-tuning annual financial proposals, but church budgets are moral statements that reflect ethical priorities.