God commands us to be good stewards of His creation and the resources with which He entrusts us. To do so, we must understand the laws of the world in which we live and minister. It is simply bad stewardship to do otherwise.Most ministers are aware of the church's increasing role as a target. Simultaneously, the law has become more complex than ever and it is difficult for attorneys, much less staff members with other demands on their hands, to maintain the church on steady legal footing. This book raises legal issues which should merit your personal consideration, discusses whether or not your church is doing what it should do to protect itself and its members, and provides a general reference for those in the church who are responsible for its legal affairs.