Issue 59 of Administration Matters

Tips for computer and internet safety

By better understanding security threats associated with the use of computers and the internet, and by understanding the manner in which these threats are exploited, you can better protect your congregation, your congregation’s information, computers and computer files. >More

New Wholeness Wheel Bible study

Published by Portico Benefit Services and authored by Pastor Amanda Nesvold of Christ Community Lutheran Church in Green Bay, Wis., this resource was a hit at this year’s synod assemblies! Use it alone or with others to consider how you’re stewarding all dimensions of your life and faith. >More

Tips for building projects

Have a building project in mind? Check out this link from Church Mutual Insurance Co. to learn more about what you need to know. Also, consider the Mission Investment Fund of the ELCA for your building financing needs. >More

Unemployment exemption for churches

Churches and religious organizations are not liable for the Federal Unemployment Tax Act (FUTA). For further information on FUTA, see IRS Publication 15, Circular E, Employer’s Tax Guide; IRS Publication 15-A, Employer’s Supplemental Tax Guide; and IRS Publication 517, Social Security and Other Information for Members of the Clergy and Religious Workers.

How to prepare for a malicious attack

Though attacks on churches are (thankfully) a rare occurrence, it is still a good idea for houses of worship to plan for the possibility of unexpected violence. >More

Leave roof work to the pros

Trying to fix a roof yourself can be hazardous. Since working on a roof is dangerous, be sure to leave the job to the professionals – they just might save you from a serious injury. >More