Faithful Investing: Church Bonds Growing in Size, Scope
- Bond financing. Rolfs, Scott // Your Church;May/June97, Vol. 43 Issue 3, p34
Highlights the benefits of financing a church project in the United States through a bond issue. Dispelling of myths on bond financing; Hiring of brokerage firm for selling bonds; Comparison with commercial banking financing.
- CHURCH BONDS. Rutberg, Sidney // Secured Lender;Sep/Oct2006, Vol. 62 Issue 5, p68
The article offers information on broker-dealers in the church bond business in the U.S. Several selling points for the bonds are cited. Background on bonds issued by Commonwealth Church Finance is presented. The increase in the revenues of the Pleasant Grove-East McComb Baptist Church is mentioned.
- U.S. Church Finance Market. // Grand Rapids Business Journal;4/10/2006, Vol. 24 Issue 15, pB11
Reports on the status of the church finance market in the U.S. as of April 2006. Annual opportunity for the church construction market as of April 2006; Decline in the attendance in the major churches in the country between 2000 and 2005; Value of yields on church bonds.
- A GREAT OPTION FOR LONG-TERM BORROWING. Northern, Martin // Your Church;May/Jun2007, Vol. 53 Issue 3, p34
The article discusses the difference and similarities between bank loan and bond issue as the two primary options for churches to borrow money. The bank loan is a form of lending money wherein the borrower pays the money back to the bank with interest while bond issue allows the borrower to pay...
- Unemployment tax. // Christian Century;5/3/89, Vol. 106 Issue 15, p465
Reports on the decision by the Oregon Surpeme Court to make lay employees of churches eligible for unemployment compensation benefits. The ruling means that churches will have to pay taxes based on each employee's salary.
- The advocates. Marty, M.E. // Christian Century;3/7/90, Vol. 107 Issue 8, p263
Discusses budget shortfalls in churches. Rising costs; Congregational apathy; United States' deficit.
- Accused of misuse of funds. // Christian Century;3/14/90, Vol. 107 Issue 9, p272
Reports on a lawsuit against the Seventh-day Adventist Church's Lake Region Conference in Chicago (Ill.) based on charges that the church funnelled donations into the development of a shopping center. Amount collected; Use of the money; Demands of the suit.
- Black Monday aftershocks. // Christian Century;11/11/87, Vol. 104 Issue 32, p992
Recounts the effects of the October 19 stock market plunge on the United Methodist pension funds, the United States Catholic Conference, and the Southern Baptist Convention.
- Taxing parsonages. // Christian Century;2/1/89 - 2/8/89, Vol. 106 Issue 4, p106
Tax officials in Nashville, Tenn., have filed a suit to require the 141 parsonages in the city to pay property taxes. Currently, parsonages are exempt from the tax because they are operated by non-profit religious organizations.