Current Issues in Church Law & Tax, with Matt Branaugh (Podcast Ep 019)

Karl Vaters interviews Matt Branaugh about topics of concern to every church leader, including The Top 5 Reasons Churches End Up in Court, the latest on Ministers Housing Allowance, and more.

My podcast guest this week is Matt Branaugh on the important subjects of law, tax and finances in the church. Matt is an Attorney at Law and Content Editor for Church Law & Tax.

In this conversation, we talk about some of the biggest recent issues in these important areas – you know, the things we hate to deal with, but need to take care of. Thankfully, Matt knows how to talk about them in compelling, clear and applicable ways.

Topics include:

  • The Top 5 Reasons Churches End Up in Court
  • Keeping kids safe
  • The latest on ministers housing allowance
  • How to safely reopen your church building without undue exposure to legal liability

This conversation will help you know that you and your church are not alone if you’re facing these issues, where you can go to get help, and how to be proactive instead of waiting for something bad to happen.

Link from this Episode

Support This Work

Listen and subscribe to the podcast on all major platforms including


New episodes are available every week.

Want More?

If you click here to subscribe to our free weekly newsletter you’ll get all the breaking podcast news early!

Also, if you have any other ideas or guests that might fit this podcast, let me know in the comment section, below.

To support this work for as little as $3 a month, you can help us continue to put these resources into the hands of the ministries that need them the most.


Veronica Beaver |


Music composed and performed by
Jack Wilkins |


Podcast logo created by
Solomon Joy |


Shelley Vaters |

Got questions or comments? Do you have any ideas for future podcast guests or topics?

Use the comment section below.

I'd love to hear from you!