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Church Mergers

Young-Nak Church – a case study of the importance of perseverance in winning a religious property dispute.

Religious property disputes can be some of the most emotionally charged legal battles. They often involve deeply held beliefs and the legacy of a community. If you find yourself embroiled in such a dispute, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed and discouraged. But here’s the good news: with perseverance and a strategic approach, you can prevail. The Young-Nak church experience demonstrates the importance of perseverance in these cases and offer practical guidance to help you navigate the legal process.

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Church Property Disputes/Denominational Splits

The Two Main Questions to be answered at the United Methodist General Conference, 2024 and how to Prepare your Congregation for the Outcomes.

There are two main issues to be decided in the 2024 General Conference of the United Methodist Church. The answer to both issues will have a significant impact on the future of the denomination and will require local congregations’ thoughtful consideration regarding their own affiliation with the denomination.

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Church Mergers

Saying Goodbye (and Hello): Navigating Senior Pastor Transitions

Change is inevitable, even for our beloved faith communities. And one of the most significant transitions a church can experience is the departure of its senior pastor. It’s a time of mixed emotions – gratitude for the outgoing pastor’s contributions, sadness at their leaving, and uncertainty about the future. But with careful planning and open communication, a senior pastor transition can be an opportunity for growth and renewal.

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Church Property Disputes/Denominational Splits

Make sure your local church is legally protected after disaffiliation from the United Methodist Church

any churches that have disaffiliated from the United Methodist Church have done so without legal counsel. The choice to leave without the assistance of an attorney may have been due to timing, cost or simply a decision by leaders that they could complete the process on their own. While the local church may have saved money on legal fees through the process, they may not have set themselves up for success in the future. Considering this, now may be the right time to review your corporate documents with legal counsel to see if your local church is fully protected.

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