Recent Blog Posts
Dear Clients and Friends, Pastors, treasurers and bookkeepers are busy this month preparing their contribution statements for 2022. You want to include checks, cash, money orders and credit card payments. Also, do not forget those donations made online! I suggest including the name and address of the church and add the following phrase: “No… Read More »
Dear Clients and Friends: Last week the U.S. Department of Justice announced that it has launched a new and improved version of its Americans with Disabilities Act website, ada.gov. The updated version of the website is designed to more effectively serve the public and help expand access for people with disabilities. It has a… Read More »
Dear Clients and Friends, Now that we are in December allow me remind you, if you have not done so already, to have your Board of Directors approve your 2023 parsonage and housing allowances. This is done by designating a portion of each ministers compensation as housing allowance. Remember it must be approved in… Read More »
Dear Client and Friends: Jackie and are pleased to announce our new location to better serve your nonprofit needs. Please revise your contact information for us. Church Legal Center 8950 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Street North Suite 160 St. Petersburg, FL 33702 Thank you!
Dear Clients and Friends, A Tampa Federal Court ordered the City of St. Pete Beach to pay Pass-A-Grille Beach Community Church $250,000 in attorney fees and costs in a legal battle over its alleged improper public use of its parking lot. This was reported by the United Church of Christ. Basically, the City objected… Read More »
Dear Clients and Friends, Recently the US Justice Department (“JD”) issued notice of a settlement with a Florida based nonprofit Temple Beth El, a synagogue in Boca Raton that employs teachers and other staff for improper hiring of non US citizens. Basically the Synagogue discriminated against a prospective employee by requiring them to present… Read More »
Dear Clients and Friends, We all know church membership plays a key role in growing a church. It provides opportunity for those who wish to become part of a local church family to feel accepted. It also provides a fishing pool for church leaders to handpick members to grow in leadership. Usually I am… Read More »
Dear Clients and Friends, Please file your 2022 Annual Report with the Florida Department of State, Division of Corporations. This is very important because it verifies the leadership authority of your corporate entity. Failure to do so may result in “Administrative Dissolution” of your nonprofit. In fact, annual reports are due by the third Friday… Read More »
Dear Clients and Friends, October 21st is National Church Administration Day. This is the day to recognize those who assist in supporting your ministry. I encourage you to thank them for their efforts and faithfulness. It is also a timely reminder for the leadership to undergo a review of the ministry systems and operations.
Dear Clients and Friends: Rev. John Joseph, Esq. CCA represents nonprofit entities who are in need of legal assistance. Most of our clients need help in these common areas which we have assisted over the past 12 months: Unincorporated Association convert to a Nonprofit Corporation Prepare and file Articles of Incorporation for a new church. Incorporate… Read More »