Human Resources Archives - Church Executive


Fight Porn in Your Church  

Porn is devouring Christians. It’s consuming them in secrecy and shame–and too many churches are doing nothing about it. So, what should concerned pastors and ministry leaders do?   Every week, after the last chorus and closing prayer, large numbers of churchgoers are heading home for a porn binge. People in the pews — men, women, children, young and old […]

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Following up on Carson v. Makin

A key First Amendment case progresses; addresses government funding for churches and church schools Church Executive has been following the recent string of Supreme Court cases which are sorting out the First Amendment guardrails defining the extent to which church schools and other church-affiliates are entitled to participate in government tuition and other subsidy programs. […]

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Holiday giving 2021 – protecting your organization from cyber-theft

By Craig Huss Before the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, 73% of religious organizations accepted online donations. Today, 93% of religious organizations with more than 100 members offer online giving, and nearly half of organizations with fewer than 50 members provide the option. That’s good news for churches who want to use Giving Tuesday (and the upcoming […]

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Peer-on-peer abuse prevention

In recent years, the Risk Management department here at Insurance One has seen a sharp increase in peer- on-peer sexual abuse. As we began to dig into this further, we reached out to attorneys, insurance carriers and companies that specialize in abuse prevention training — and all are seeing the same upward trend.  Our hearts […]

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Headlines regarding abuse in the Church cause us to grieve. How can we be part of the solution?

Churches and ministries never question the importance of protecting the children and other vulnerable populations entrusted to their care. But it’s how to best protect those you serve that has become more difficult and complex. We are called to highest standards of care.  When you, as a minister, accept a low bar on protection, you’re […]

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Changes in the abuse landscape

While the effects of sexual misconduct can devastate the victim and the victim’s family, the damage does not stop there. Just one incident or allegation of sexual abuse can destroy the trust, credibility and reputation of an organization for years. Further complicating an incident of abuse or molestation are the legal costs of a lawsuit, […]

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Sexual abuse coverage: 4 key points for 2021 (and beyond)

Working with more than 6,700 southwestern US houses of worship, we’ve unfortunately seen many church sexual abuse cases in our 38 years in business at Church & Casualty Insurance Agency [ www.ccia.com ]. The coverage and risk management landscape surrounding sexual abuse has changed greatly over the years, and I’d like to address four key […]

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Defend your flock: self-defense for the Church

By Kirk Evans The world isn’t as innocent as it once was, and you can no longer assume you are safe from harm simply because you’re in a church sanctuary. There have been numerous reported cases of armed attackers targeting churches in the past decade. Such attacks have occurred on Sunday morning, as well as […]

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Employee Retention Credits (ERC) & COVID stimulus for churches

After struggling with the emotional and financial impacts of an international pandemic for over a year, churches and nonprofits are turning their attention to the Employee Retention Credit (ERC) for additional help and support. The Employee Retention Credit, under the CARES Act, encourages businesses to keep employees on their payroll by providing a tax credit […]

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Q&A: background check basics

Professional advice on what’s required for volunteers versus staff For many churches, a background check is the only line of defense employed when screening volunteers and staff. Is it enough?  Brian Gleason: A background check is a best practice in searching for any previous convictions since previous behavior is the best indicator of future behavior. […]

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