Does the Pastor Own the Sermon? - Resource Guide


Does the Pastor Own the Sermon? - Resource Guide

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This question has a practical answer and a legal answer. The formal arrangement between the pastor and the congregation will usually determine this ownership issue. However, one can expand this question to ownership of many other works created through ministry activities by musicians, church staff, teachers and volunteers. In a new resource, “Does the Pastor Own the Sermon” provides guidance to ministries and other non-profit organizations on how to develop and clearly own works created through organization activities. This notebook format resource comprises over 25 instructional slide images that will help churches and other non-profit organizations identify, assess and establish clear ownership of their creative works. In addition to the set of slides, this product contains more than 40 pages of reference materials and sample legal documents that provide further discussions on the ownership of works created through ministry and community activities.This resource will address “How organizations can secure clear ownership of their creative works.” You will learn:

• Various ministry/community areas where creativity occurs

• How to establish ownership of creative works

• Reasons to secure and protect ownership of ministry creativity

• Different forms of protection for ministry creativity


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