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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.
Stopping a Shooter

Stopping a Shooter Subscriber access only

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

Recent Developments

Issues that affect ministers and churches
Federal
Sexual Harassment

Church Agency Not Liable for Nudity in Video as Harassment  Subscriber access only

Woman recording conversations can't sue when fellow employee shows video with flash of nudity.
New York
Personal Injuries on Church Property or During Church Activities

Church Not Responsible to Supervise Outside Party Using Premises  Subscriber access only

As a result, the church was not liable for a minor's injury that took place in their building.
Connecticut
Personal Injuries on Church Property or During Church Activities

Release Form Not Enforceable Due to Lack of Clarity Subscriber access only

Male severely injured in Habitat for Humanity bike race successfully sues organization for negligent conduct.
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

20 Finance Questions Churches Ask eBook

20 Finance Questions Churches Ask eBook

Richard Hammar shares his answers to 20 of the most widely asked and relevant tax and finance questions for church leaders.
Making Your Church Playground Safe

Making Your Church Playground Safe

Use this playground safety checklist and learn how to minimize injuries.