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A 16-Point Evaluation for Assumption of Risk Forms

A 16-Point Evaluation for Assumption of Risk Forms Subscriber access only

Consider these key points in evaluating the validity of a release or assumption of risk form.
Your Church Needs an Insurance Committee

Your Church Needs an Insurance Committee Subscriber access only

Sound financial decisions include regular reviews of coverage options by a team.

Recent Developments

Issues that affect ministers and churches
Minnesota
Sexual Misconduct by Clergy, Lay Employees, and Volunteers

Court Dismisses Negligent Supervision Lawsuit in Student Sexual Abuse Case Subscriber access only

Louisiana
Denominations - Legal Liability; Personal Injuries on Church Property or During Church Activities

National, Regional Denominational Agencies Not Legally Responsible for Child’s Brain Damage Incurred at Affiliated Church 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
Protect Your Staff from Sexual Harassment

Protect Your Staff from Sexual Harassment

Learn how to create a sexual harassment-free environment in your ministry.
Preventing High-Tech Fraud

Preventing High-Tech Fraud

Prevent embezzlement through electronic funds transfers, identity theft, and computer forgery.