revitup! Presentation Videos - November 14-15, 2017

Surviving Clergy Taxes

The Reverend Nate Berneking, Director of Finance & Administrative Ministry for the Missouri Annual Conference

The complexity of the Internal Revenue Code is a well-known fact. While large businesses have a staff of accountants and lawyers to help them with complex tax issues—you do not, even though the taxes imposed on clergy can be nearly as complex. Many clergy just aren't prepared for tax filing and the payment season, and feel just how cruel April can be. This presentation helps clarify some of the confusion you may be experiencing and answer questions like "Who's my employer?" "Do I really have to pay taxes on my parsonage?" "Why isn't my church withholding enough Federal Income tax?" and "What in the devil is the Self-Employment Tax and why is it costing me so much money?" Clergy Housing Allowance rules are also covered.

When There’s a Will, There’s a Way

The Reverend David Bell, President and Executive Director, United Methodist Foundation of Michigan and a Senior Design Partner, Design Group International

Life throws us many curves—some expected and some unexpected. What can you expect if something happens? Do you have a durable power of attorney or an advanced directive? Do you know where your important documents are located? Have you considered estate planning and your long-term financial legacy? Are you familiar with trusts and estate tax laws? This presentation is essential as you consider ways to care and provide for your family’s future.

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