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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
Colorado
Sexual Misconduct by Clergy, Lay Employees, and Volunteers

Sexual Abuse Screenings and Liability Subscriber access only

Indiana
Personal Injuries on Church Property or During Church Activities

Failed Shooter Prevention and Fault 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

Protecting Your Volunteer Workers

Protecting Your Volunteer Workers

Take these precautions to avoid putting your volunteers in harm’s way.
A Clean and Healthy Nursery

A Clean and Healthy Nursery

Implement effective cleaning practices to keep your church's children healthy and safe.