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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
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.
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.
Child Abuse Reporting

Priest Not a Mandatory Reporter in Child Abuse Case Subscriber access only

Louisiana court rules priest not subject to civil liability for failing to report abuse.

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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Understanding Pastoral Liability

Understanding Pastoral Liability

Know the situations in which a pastor is personally liable for wrongdoing.
Financing a Church Building Project

Financing a Church Building Project

Answers to common questions on obtaining donations, loans, and grants.