Volunteers represent the lifeblood of most any church and finding enough of them is always a challenge. Yet volunteers, by their very nature, act as representatives of a church—and any missteps with their screening, selection, supervision, and training can unfortunately open the door to unwanted legal troubles.
In this episode, Erika delves further into the legal theories behind these potential vulnerabilities for churches, then offers quick tips that can help minimize them across key ministry areas where volunteers most often serve, including children’s and youth ministries, worship services, and transportation.
- HR Matters for Churches, Episode 12 of the Church Law podcast
- Vicarious Liability (Respondeat Superior), by Richard R. Hammar
- Keeping Children Safe in Your Church, Episode 15 of the Church Law podcast
- Minimizing the Risks of Child Molestation in Churches, by Richard R. Hammar
- Directors and Officers Insurance, by Richard R. Hammar
- Risks Associated with Cell Phones, by Richard R. Hammar
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