Screening staff and volunteers

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Religious organizations are a community within themselves, built on faith and trust.

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Risk control: An often-ignored — but critically important — ministry

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An often-ignored — but critically important — ministry

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Case study: megachurch policy review

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Just because a church is big, doesn’t mean its cyber risks are covered

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Bring-your-own-device polices

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Key considerations for developing one at your own church

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Sample Social Media Policy

This policy provides guidelines for employees and volunteers to follow when they use social media tools on behalf of (name of ministry), or when (name of ministry) becomes part of a social media dialogue.

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Sample Code of Conduct

Co-written by Crispin Ketelhut This organization is committed to providing a safe environment for children within all activities and ministries. Children are a most precious gift and all the faithful cooperate in taking every reasonable action to ensure their safety. An important tool in creating safe environments for children is a uniform Code of Conduct. […]

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Sample Social Media Policy

SUMMIT CHURCH Summit Church is a non-denominational multi-campus church centered in and around Orland, FL. Summit Church’s vision is to form biblically functioning communities that reach people, connect in Christ-centered relationships, serve others, teach truth, and worship God. Personal Account We encourage our staff to have their own personal social media accounts and blogs, and […]

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Are you “truly” covered online?

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How to review your insurance policy for social media risk coverage compliance

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Establishing guidelines for electronic communications

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By Emilie M. Pierschalla and Edward A. Steele, CSP According to a national survey conducted in 2012 by a Christian-based digital advertising agency, 46 percent of religious organizations say social media is their most effective method of outreach. The same survey found that 51 percent of congregations have at least one senior staff member who […]

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Social media use poses real-world risks

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9 factors to consider (and mitigate) now to avoid disaster later

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