Church Law

Pastors and church leaders in America face challenges that are increasing in scope and impact. Whether we're talking issues of cultural dynamics and the church or need-to-know information about everyday operations, the legal issues impacting churches aren't going away. Listen to the Church Law podcast to gain real life insights from a real lawyer who does this work everyday. You'll gain key insights to help your church in this critical time, and learn the pitfalls to avoid. All straight from The Church Attorney® along with some special guests!

Religion & Spirituality
Pastoral Accountability for Healthy Churches, w...
What one ministry learned about how churches can more actively prevent moral failures, build healthier cultures, and reduce legal disputes.
30 min
Answering Listeners’ Questions About Legal Issues
Tackling board member liability, religious worker visas, childcare policies for home Bible studies, compensation-setting practices, and more!
35 min
Keeping Children Safe in Your Church, with gues...
Protecting your congregation and its children from sexual abuse.
29 min
The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill and What You Sho...
Why a shift in church governance can lead to unexpected results.
29 min
Social Media, the Church, and the Law, with gue...
Find out if your church is using social media wisely and how to avoid unexpected surprises.
24 min
HR Matters for Churches, with guest employment ...
Why legal issues related to employees deserve top consideration.
24 min
Vaccines, Variants, and the Role the Church Pla...
Dr. Panagis Galiatsatos of Johns Hopkins Hospital returns with updates on how the church and the medical community can best work together.
19 min
Cash, Check, Cryptocurrency, and More—Why Churc...
Now, more than ever, it’s critical that churches position themselves to accept non-cash donations.
25 min
Fraud in Church: It Can Happen to You! With gue...
How church leaders can face this unsettling reality.
21 min
Succession Plans: Why Your Church Needs One 
A plan can make all the difference, so why are leaders hesitant to create one?
31 min
Why Preventing Pastoral Burnout Helps Reduce Le...
Why reducing pastoral burnout is both a life benefit to the leader and a legal benefit to the church.
34 min
Timely Guidance To Tackle Those Year-End To-Do’...
How to make sure nothing is overlooked during this busy season.
34 min
Why Church Meetings Go Off the Rails
An interview with parliamentary procedure expert attorney Sarah Merkle.
35 min
A Glimpse into the Post-Covid Church
24 min
Legal Issues for Churches in Pandemic Times, In...
24 min
The Top Legal Issues Confronting Churches
The who, what, when, where, and why church law issues matter, especially now.
18 min
Trailer: Introduction to the Church Law Podcast
Listen to gain real-life insights from a real lawyer who works every day with churches.
3 min