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Protecting Your Church from Cyber Threats

Protecting Your Church from Cyber Threats Subscriber access only

Three experts discuss the tactics targeting churches—and why leaders must remain vigilant.
Encouraging Estate Gifts in Your Church

Encouraging Estate Gifts in Your Church Subscriber access only

Ways to effectively—and legally—promote this form of giving.

Recent Developments

Issues that affect ministers and churches
New Jersey
Personal Injuries on Church Property or During Church Activities

Member Injured in Tug of War Assumed Risk of "Common" Consequences Subscriber access only

California
Personal Injuries on Church Property or During Church Activities

Institution Has Duty to Protect Others from Foreseeable Violence Subscriber access only

Law Topics
  • Board & Governance
    Administration, denominations, boards, polity, mandatory policies
  • Clergy
    Key rights and potential liabilities for ordained religious leaders; counseling, penitent privilege
  • Employment
    Hiring, termination, compensation and benefit law, discrimination, privacy, minimum wage, overtime, payday laws, workers’ compensation, worker classification
  • Property
    Zoning, building codes, ownership, copyright, intellectual property
  • Religious Freedom
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Using Social Media Safely

Using Social Media Safely Subscriber access only

Policies to keep your church staff and members safe when using social media.
Reducing the Risk

Reducing the Risk Subscriber access only

Keep your church safe from child sexual abuse.