The Church environment is becoming increasingly more hostile with every passing day. The IRS begins investigations into Pastors and Churches, Churches are served with notices of law suits (often from members), and Pastors are some of the most depressed and burned out of any profession in the nation.
The IRS begins looking into Church Financial records because some member became disgruntled and reported the Church and Pastor or the Pastor was audited to discover that he or she owed thousands in taxes and penalties because of improper reporting by the Church Treasurer.
Thousands of Churches monthly are engaged in legal action, usually initiated by disgruntled Church members. With little cash on hand, the Church is forced to make difficult decisions as to how to defend themselves against the suit, while many are forced to close and sell assets to afford the legal challenge.
If all of this is not enough, Pastors must walk the fine line between obeying God’s call and their vision for ministry and the insufficient tithes and offerings given every Sunday. That coupled with the fact a Pastor is on call 24/7 and often is not able to enjoy a quiet dinner with family because someone calls with a crisis that demands the Pastor’s immediate presence.
These are just a few of the driving factors that motivate Chitwood & Chitwood to do what we do. Observe the reasons listed below as to why the Pastor, Pastor’s spouse, and all Church Leaders should attend the next conference.