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Stopping a Shooter

Stopping a Shooter Subscriber access only

How church leaders can work to prevent a violent incident—or respond if one occurs.
Coverage Denied

Coverage Denied Subscriber access only

Failure to notify the insurance company of a claim cost one church $2.3 million. Five tips for avoiding a similar mistake.

Recent Developments

Issues that affect ministers and churches
Personal Injuries on Church Property or During Church Activities

Church Not Responsible for Teen Sleepover Injury Subscriber access only

Court rules injuries sustained during off-site sleepover are not church's responsibility.
Personal Injuries on Church Property or During Church Activities

Commonwealth of Virginia Not Responsible for Virginia Tech Murder Subscriber access only

State Supreme Court rules state not responsible; massacre was not reasonably foreseeable.
Denominations - Legal Liability; Sexual Misconduct by Clergy, Lay Employees, and Volunteers

Boy Scouts Had Legal Duty to Disclose Molestation Subscriber access only

It's failure to do so could expose liability for individual acts of molestation.

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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Hosting a Safe Youth Retreat

Hosting a Safe Youth Retreat

Youth retreats can expose a church (or even the students themselves) to unique risks.
Church Computer Safety

Church Computer Safety

How to safeguard data on a church computer.