I had just concluded a Church Management and Tax seminar last year when one of the attendees approached me. I noticed that this gentleman sat through the entire class, took copious notes, yet never asked one question during the question and answer sessions. Usually when they come to me privately it is something so embarrassing that they did not want others to hear it. This was not the case this time.
He began by looking around to make sure no one else was in listening distance and then told me these shocking words: “I work for the IRS and because I have just been added as a Trustee to my Church Board, I needed to know where our Church stood on IRS Compliance.”