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Your Church Needs an Insurance Committee

Sound financial decisions include regular reviews of coverage options by a team.

Last Reviewed: September 27, 2021
Your Church Needs an Insurance Committee
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For most churches, the choice of insurance involves little consideration and is based almost entirely on price, or in some cases on familiarity with an insurance agent who attends the church. Churches can and should do better. The choice of insurance should be the result of an intentional and rational process, and this can be facilitated through the use of an insurance committee.

The Bible says that “there is safety in having many advisers” (NIV). A church is almost always better served when a committee of three or more members explores and recommends insurance coverage options. This is especially true when members of the committee reflect business and financial expertise. The committee makes its recommendations to the governing group, such as the board or congregation, which then makes the final decisions.

Here are five important tasks any insurance committee should perform.

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  • September 21, 2015
  • Last Reviewed: September 27, 2021

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