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Sacred Connections: Soul of Advent for Spiritual Leaders
The part-time pastor; The full-time Church program features two virtual events titled âSacred Connections: Avent Soul Tending for Spiritual Leadersâ led by one of the program’s Circuit Riders, Erin Matteson, an ordained minister and spiritual director. Matteson invites all ministers on Friday 3 Decembere and Monday 13 Decembere to âcome and enjoy a creative contemplative worship pot to warm your spirit and nourish your soul this Advent season. Scriptures and sharing, silence and song, poetry and prayer, images and other ingredients will be mixed and served in a tasty dish not only to nourish ministers, but also to promote vitality for the season of Advent.
Two different virtual sessions at two different times are offered on each of the two dates to help accommodate the varying schedules of ministers. It is hoped that ministers will set aside this brief amount of time to look after themselves and fill it as they take care of others. Register for free virtual events before November 30 on Sacred Connections. Contact [email protected] with any questions about the event.
Clergy tax seminar
* NEW: revised schedule, new material and 0.4 PDUs! *
January 29, 2022
11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Students, clergy, and anyone dealing with clergy finances are invited to participate in this Zoom Online Seminar.
- Learn how to properly and legally prepare clergy taxes.
- Comply with regulations while maximizing tax deductions.
- Earn 0.4 CEU – for the first 3 sessions only.
Sponsors: The Brethren Academy for Ministerial Leadership, Brethren Church Ministry Office and Bethany Theological Seminary.
11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. EST (0.15 CEU): Everything you always wanted to know about clergy taxation, part 1.
Topics Covered: Stimulus checks, advanced child tax credit, who is considered minister and what work is considered ministerial.
12:45 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. EST (0.15 CEU): Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Clergy Taxation Part 2.
Topics covered: homelessness, parsonages and parsonage adjustments, and self-employment taxes, as well as business expenses and how they can reduce self-employment income. (Topics may appear in sections other than those described.)
2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. EST (0.1 CEU): NEW! Remuneration and pastoral benefits.
The President of PC & BAC is very pleased to present to you the brand new âPastoral Compensation Calculatorâ and âIntegrated Annual Ministerial Agreementâ (which will replace both start-up and renewal agreements)! Full of critical changes in the way pastors and congregations negotiate around the scale and responsibilities of ministry, and effective at this summer’s annual conference! Get an overview and volunteer to be a beta tester!
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. EST: Complete the Clergy Income Tax Return.
Reverend Zeke Zacharias, pastor at Litlold Church, has struggled with the same congregation and COVID issues as all of you. Let’s see how it fared in 2021. I’ll be using the H&R Block freelance version of their downloadable software.
During this 6 hour webinar, you will learn a lot about clergy tax law, tax preparation, and clergy compensation. It will be a resourceful day, so plan to take care of yourself while you learn. Eat when you are hungry. Have a drink when you are thirsty. Get up and walk when you need to. But above all, ask questions! If you have a question, Deb guarantees that at least 6 other people are asking the same question!
Registration and cost
Registration is $ 40 per person (generally non-refundable to reduce fees and overhead). Current students of Brethren Academy, Bethany Theological Seminary, and Earlham School of Religion can attend the seminar for free, although registration is still required to enable us to provide you with web access to the seminar. Instructions and documents will be sent a few days before the event. Entries are not complete until payment is received. For quality reasons, registrations may be capped at eighty-five people.
Quick registration is recommended – the registration deadline is January 19, 2022.
A Zoom link will be sent before the seminar.
Deb Oskin has been filing clergy income since 1989, when her husband left seminary to pastor a small rural congregation of the Brethren Church. As a pastor’s wife and later as a tax expert, she learned about the tax issues and pitfalls associated with the IRS identifying clergy as “hybrid employees.” In 2011, after twelve years at H&R Block, Deb left her practice to found her own tax practice, specializing in clergy taxes. Clergy clients now represent 75 percent of its clientele.
Deb was ordained in 2004 when she was called by the Living Peace Church of the Brethren in Columbus, Ohio, to be their minister of peace to the community at large. She served as the Chair of the Southern Ohio District Board of Directors from 2007-2011 and was the 2018 Southern Ohio-Kentucky District Moderator. She currently serves on the Compensation and Pastoral Benefits Advisory Committee. of the denomination.
She has been teaching and presenting nationally on Clergy Taxation to Clergy, Treasurers, Administrators and Tax Professionals since 2004. Besides the fact that she really enjoys speaking, Deb does so because of her profound belief that the clergy can devote more of their energy. to the ministry if they are not stressed by the tax debt.
Deb is an experienced presenter, and despite the complexity of the material, you’ll find yourself laughing. Learn and enjoy!
Online peacebuilding courses are now available from the American Institute of Peace (PICU) as part of a program recommended by the Brethren Church’s Peacebuilding and Policy Office. The entire catalog of 33 online courses will be free by the end of 2020. The online training includes introductory micro-courses that require no more than three hours of study and full courses that may require 10-20 time. . Online interns receive a certificate of completion. Go to www.usip.org/academy/catalog-global-campus-courses .
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