2016 is quickly becoming the “Year of Compliance” for the Southwest Texas District. Over the years, the laws, specifically IRS tax laws, have changed, and we have discovered opportunities to close some potential risk and liabilities in our current church and ministry practices. This is not saying anyone is doing anything malicious, unethical, immoral or illegal. Just like going to the doctor for an annual health checkup, it’s good to do a health checkup of our churches and ministries to insure we are operating in accordance with the latest IRS code.
This past Saturday, January 30th, we held our first Compliance Conference at North Pointe Church in Copperas Cove for all of our ministers and churches in the northern part of our district. It was a big success. We had 25 attendees with 11 churches and 1 ministry represented. This Saturday, February 6th, we will hold our second Compliance Conference for all our ministers and churches in the southern part of our district. The conference is being hosted by Trinity Church, 2009 N Clinton St, Cuero, TX 77954. We will begin at 9AM, teach and discuss until around 11AM, and reserve the last hour for questions and answers.
You don’t want to miss this event. Even if you believe you are operating your church or ministry in accordance with the law, it never hurts to get a checkup. You might be surprised. See you Saturday in Cuero.