About Dr. Michael Chitwood

Dr. H. Michael Chitwood has been the Founder and CEO of Church Management and Tax Conferences for over 30 years. Dr. Chitwood has been teaching churches and nonprofits how to “Get Their House In Order” through Television, Radio, and Live Events. As a best selling author and speaker, he conducts over 200 conferences a year teaching compliance and financial accountability to over 20,000 attendees. Dr. Chitwood’s goal and lifelong calling has been to help churches and ministers become and remain compliant. He has always been led by God to help people help themselves. As an ordained minister and “The Authority” on financial matters, he has pledged his life to share his knowledge freely with men and women of the ministry. With over a hundred best-selling books, he is one of the nation’s most highly coveted public speakers.

Church Members Sue Their Pastor and Church

By |2018-05-03T12:43:14-04:00May 3rd, 2018|Church & Tax Law|

Church Members Sue Their Pastor and Church   Disgruntled members of the Southern Acres Christian Church in Lexington, KY sued their Pastor and First Lady because they felt that he was concentrating too much financial power to himself, his wife, and one other Board Member. The situation became so divisive that the Police Department had [...]

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Just Because It Feels Right Doesn’t Mean It’s Legal

By |2018-05-02T09:54:51-04:00May 1st, 2018|Church & Tax Law|

Just Because It Feels Right Doesn’t Mean It’s Legal In the complex world of Church ministry, many Pastors think they are doing a noble deed, when in reality they may be breaking the law. Since the Church is a non-profit entity and therefore exempt from taxes on its Tithes and Offerings, the IRS has page [...]

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Valid for God’s Purposes, but Illegal

By |2018-04-27T10:41:06-04:00April 30th, 2018|Church & Tax Law|

Valid for God’s Purposes, but Illegal   He had married people in his small North Carolina Community for years and there never seemed to be a problem, but then the bottom fell out. In a divorce proceeding of a young couple, the man’s attorney decided to check the legality of the Minister’s Credentials. During a [...]

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Protect Your Donors Contributions for Tax Deduction

By |2018-04-26T11:45:50-04:00April 26th, 2018|Church & Tax Law|

Protect Your Donors Contributions for Tax Deduction   As I travel across the country assisting Churches and Clergy with their Church books and records I am constantly amazed at the number of Churches and Pastors who feel as if they are not required or should not obtain a legal 501(c)(3) exemption for their Church and [...]

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Clergy Day

By |2018-04-18T06:55:12-04:00April 24th, 2018|Church & Tax Law|

Clergy Day   Where would our world and nation be without the great men and women of God that we call Pastor, Rabbi, Priest, Evangelist, and Minister? It has been these individuals that have made a unique and significant contribution in shaping the value system of America. These men and women have caused to occur [...]

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Religious Freedom Attacked Again—Could Your Church Survive

By |2018-04-23T14:43:00-04:00April 23rd, 2018|Church & Tax Law|

Religious Freedom Attacked Again—Could Your Church Survive   In Philadelphia, four members of Repent America – with police approval – were arrested for preaching on a public sidewalk. They were preaching, distributing Gospel literature and carrying banners with Biblical messages near “Outfest” a homosexual event.   The radical homosexual activists, Pink Angels, surrounded the group, [...]

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Cell Phone Protection Policy Saves Church

By |2018-04-18T06:54:56-04:00April 19th, 2018|Church & Tax Law|

Cell Phone Protection Policy Saves Church   John served as the Senior Pastor of the little Church in rural Connecticut. Their attendance rarely exceeded 100, yet they were proud of the work they had done throughout the year in their community. Their small Church structure and modest property may not have been that of the [...]

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Are You and Your Church Next?

By |2018-04-16T13:06:20-04:00April 16th, 2018|Church & Tax Law|

Are You and Your Church Next? Pastor Jason called the office needing to speak with one of our experts immediately. He was so frantic that they put his call through to my office. When I got him calmed down enough so I could understand what he was saying, he began to relay to me his [...]

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Authenticity is the Key

By |2018-03-26T15:28:16-04:00March 26th, 2018|Church & Tax Law|

Authenticity is the Key She walked into my friend’s Church and cautiously observed everything about the service—especially how the saints were dressed and how they acted during the service. When service was over, Pastor Ed greeted her to hear these words: “I used to be a prostitute, but recently accepted Christ. I have attended several [...]

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Lack of Tithes and Offerings Doesn’t Have to Limit Your Ministry

By |2018-03-23T12:55:48-04:00March 23rd, 2018|Church & Tax Law|

Lack of Tithes and Offerings Doesn’t Have to Limit Your Ministry   John had one of the greatest visions for ministry in his community that I had ever heard spoken by any new Ministry. He knew once he planted his Church and shared the vision in the community that people would flock to the new [...]

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