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Increase awareness of potential risks and liabilities for churches and leaders, and learn practical steps for protecting ministry.

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6 Questions to Assess Vehicle Insurance

6 Questions to Assess Vehicle Insurance Subscriber access only

Managing the money of the church includes being up-to-date on insurance policies.
Workers' Compensation: Who Is—and Isn't—Covered?

Workers' Compensation: Who Is—and Isn't—Covered?

A look at how churches should weigh costs and coverages.

Training

Easy-to-use online training programs
Reducing the Risk

Reducing the Risk

Decrease the chance of a child being harmed or your church facing costly allegations when you implement this simple-to-use awareness program.

Recent Developments

Issues that affect ministers and churches
New York
Personal Injuries on Church Property or During Church Activities; Workers Compensation

Court Rules Workers’ Compensation Insurance Is Exclusive Benefit for Job-Related Injuries

Illinois
Sexual Misconduct by Clergy, Lay Employees, and Volunteers

Statute of Limitations Bars Sexual Abuse Lawsuit

Federal
Personal Injuries on Church Property or During Church Activities; Schools

Court Rules School Is Not Responsible for Student’s Suicide

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

Child Abuse Reporting Laws

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50-State Child Abuse Reporting Laws Survey for Clergy and Church Leaders

A review of how each state defines mandatory reporters and key reporting processes.
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ChurchSalary

Receive a customized salary report for up to 18 different ministry positions. Learn how your church should compensate based on size, budget, location, and employee work experience.

Understanding Pastoral Liability

Understanding Pastoral Liability Subscriber access only

Know the situations in which a pastor is personally liable for wrongdoing.
Dealing with Dangerous People

Dealing with Dangerous People Subscriber access only

This resource goes through safety measures to ward off dangerous individuals from entering your church.