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Understanding Risk Financing

Understanding Risk Financing Subscriber access only

How churches must calculate potential losses—and ways to pay for them.
Defending Youth Ministries from 8 Critical Risks

Defending Youth Ministries from 8 Critical Risks Subscriber access only

From communication to transportation, preventive action is paramount.

Recent Developments

Issues that affect ministers and churches
New York
Freedom of Religion

Vaccines over Religious Exercise Subscriber access only

Colorado
Sexual Misconduct by Clergy, Lay Employees, and Volunteers

Sexual Abuse Screenings and Liability Subscriber access only

Is Parental Consent Needed for Children on Church Videos?

Is Parental Consent Needed for Children on Church Videos? Subscriber access only

Seven things church leaders should note on this evolving area of law.
Risk Topics
  • Children & Youth
    Abuse prevention, abuse reporting requirements, nursery, high-risk activities
  • Emergencies
    Disaster, crisis, medical, violence
  • Insurance
    Coverage, claims, disputes
  • Personnel
    Staff, volunteers, screening, harassment, misconduct
  • Property
    Building, contracts, security, playgrounds, parking lots, entry, accessibility
  • Transportation
    Drivers, vehicles, screening
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Resources

Copyright Law: What Every Church Must Know

Copyright Law: What Every Church Must Know

How to obtain permission before copying, airing, or distributing others’ work.
2015 Church & Clergy Tax Guide

2015 Church & Clergy Tax Guide

Find comprehensive help understanding United States tax laws as they relate to pastors and churches.