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Managing misfortune in a ministerial fashion

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We previously identified that Risk Retention — as opposed to simply buying insurance — can provide a number of very substantial and significant benefits that ultimately can enhance the provision of our ministries. However, it is axiomatic that these values of Risk Retention are diminished (and potentially destroyed) if an entity does not control and mitigate its losses.

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Risk control: a key element for successful ministry

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Most recently in our series on moving “beyond insurance,” we examined Risk Retention. Now, we undertake the next step in our journey: Risk Control.

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Don’t risk A LOT for a little! Focus on: risk retention

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Together in our journey to move “beyond insurance,” we have thus far examined the first two steps in that process: risk identification, analysis and evaluation, as well as risk avoidance. Now, we undertake the next step in our journey: risk retention.

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Don’t touch — or you might get burned!

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In our last article, we together began our journey to move “beyond insurance.” We then examined the first step in that process: risk identification, analysis and evaluation. Now, we undertake the next step in our journey: risk avoidance.

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The most expensive form of labor — volunteer labor

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Not infrequently, pastors and their parish / congregational administrators, board and / or committee members are inclined to avail themselves of “donated” labor in the form of volunteers who purport to have the appropriate experience, expertise and equipment required to perform some necessary project work on or within parish buildings.

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Want to move “beyond insurance”?

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You probably noticed that this new series of articles has been retitled to Never Again: Beyond Insurance. But, how does a church organization get “beyond insurance” — and should it even try?

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Balancing religious freedom & employment rights

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The young woman had been a mathematics teacher at the church-related high school for more than seven years. She was beloved by her students; they praised her ability to convey difficult concepts in an accessible, clear and engaging style.

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Policies and parameters: How to protect your church before tragedy strikes

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“[I]t wasn’t what occurred during the hiring process that put the children and church at risk; it was what didn’t occur after.”

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Appropriate boundaries for a healthy relationship with children

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We frequently ask ourselves questions such as, “What’s an acceptable way to show affection to youth in my care?” or “How should I react if a child runs up for a hug?”
These are important questions, because boundaries promote a lifetime of healthy relationships.

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‘Heads up’ safety — a paramount concern

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The Christian high school had much to be proud of: a history of academic excellence; a great reputation for community service; and also, as a much respected perennial contender for state football champion.

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