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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
Georgia
Sexual Misconduct by Clergy, Lay Employees, and Volunteers

Church Could be Liable for Negligent Hiring Subscriber access only

Court rules church hiring youth pastor without checking reference could be liable for workers' molestation of a minor.
Illinois
Denominations - Legal Liability; Sexual Misconduct by Clergy, Lay Employees, and Volunteers

Former Scout Leader Sued for Molestation Subscriber access only

Court rules scouting organization is not responsible.
Louisiana
Privacy

Church Deacon Secretly Records Teenage Girls in His Bathroom Subscriber access only

A 10-year sentence at hard labor stands up in court.
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

Sex Offenders in the Church

Sex Offenders in the Church

Legal and safety concerns to address when dealing with a sex offender.
How to Hire Vendors

How to Hire Vendors

Tips for researching vendors, deciphering vendor contracts, and avoiding getting taken by a scam.