March-April 2014



March - April 2014Pensions and Benefits USA, Church of the Nazarene


A Minute with Don – Don Walter
On Audits and Lent
God, Government, and Me–Money in the Church – Dan Busby
Unmistakable Integrity—the Importance of Complying with Donor Intent
It's Your Money – Keith Schwanz
Debt and Health Risks
Around the Corner – Justine Knight
Change and Hope
Church Tech – Mark Evilsizor
Taming the Paper Monster
Pressing On – Daron Brown
Holy Speech
Health and Wellness – Nazarene Parish Nursing
Bless Your Heart! (with a healthy diet)

Laughter in the Church

Behind the Pulpit with Pastor Buck – Steve Phelps

News and Other Info

Walter Reelected Director of Pensions and Benefits USA
Government Will Appeal Clergy Housing Decision to the Seventh Circuit

Featured FAQs

What is the latest status of the clergy housing exclusion court case?

Our church reimburses our pastor (based on substantiation) for premiums related to a personal health insurance policy. We treat it as a tax-free fringe benefit. Is this appropriate?

Are amounts paid to a pastor to reimburse (with substantiation) his coverage in a group health plan provided by other employment subject to income and Social Security tax?

Our church decided to assist office staff who are providing their own health insurance. We add $500 per month over and above their salaries so they can purchase health insurance with the funds. We treat these payments as tax-free stipends. Is this OK?

Is a church whose only employees are the pastor, a secretary, and a custodian subject to any penalties or fines if any or all of these employees purchase coverage on a health care exchange?

Is the value of church provided housing or housing allowance paid to a ministerial employee included when calculating income to determine eligibility for the government health insurance subsidy?


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