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Protect the precious items in your church

By Leiza McKenna Most faith leaders understand how important it is to protect their house of worship from theft, vandalism or damage due to adverse weather conditions. But the physical building is not your only asset — you likely have priceless artifacts inside your building that need special protection, as well. Fine art, antiques, stained […]

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A house built on sand: 5 hidden exposures for churches

Save your parish from common, costly claims with proper preparation and protection By Shawn Yingling The historic events of the past 12 months have deeply impacted religious organizations everywhere. Chances are, you’ve had to find new ways to share scripture while social distancing, learn how respond to an increasing need for community assistance, and adapt […]

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Gateway Seminary

Gateway Seminary of the SBC exists to educate and equip present and future ministry leaders who expand God’s kingdom around the world.  In addition to training ministers to grow the church, we believe it is important students learn how to care for the church. Sexual abuse is a challenge every church leader should be prepared […]

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A ministry mandate, realized

How Rockbridge Seminary became a leader in  sexual abuse awareness training for pastors and ministry leaders Rockbridge‘s foundation blends an unwavering commitment to the word of God while emphasizing the practical aspects of training for ministry.   A testament to this commitment is our requirement that all students complete sexual abuse awareness training, which we […]

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Pioneers in prevention

Dallas Theological Seminary (DTS) has led the way on sexual abuse prevention training for more than two decades. Here’s a look at where it all started — and where it’s headed. DTS is lauded as “first in class” for its child sexual abuse risk prevention training, and you’ve played a big part. Tell me about […]

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SEMINARIES AND CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE RISK: Equipping ministry leaders

By Gregory Love & Kimberlee Norris SEXUAL ABUSE ALLEGATIONS continue to make headlines, and subsequent media coverage indicates that ministry leaders tend to be unprepared for child sexual abuse issues. Unfortunately, this lack of awareness is not unusual. Earlier articles in this series introduced topics that church leaders must understand and apply, if children are […]

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Who will make your decisions if you are medically incapacitated?

By Matthew D. Hoffman, CFP®, ChFC® If you become incapacitated by either illness or injury, who will make your decisions?  This is something that we don’t normally think about, especially if we are young and healthy. But even though it might be a bit unsettling to picture yourself becoming incapacitated, it is a stark reality, […]

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April is Abuse Prevention Month: avoiding mistakes — especially related to reporting — plays a major role

FALSE ALLEGATIONS: An Uncommon Occurrence By Gregory Love & Kimberlee Norris As sexual abuse attorneys working in the realm of sexual abuse and assault for more than three decades, we provide guidance to organizations and individuals who are navigating sexual abuse issues. In the majority of scenarios, an underlying allegation has come to light which […]

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COVID-19 vaccination and re-opening: what churches need to consider

As coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine distribution ramps up nationwide, houses of worship are looking at the impact on their operations — and their people. While health and safety come first, there may be new opportunities to support your workplace and ministry. Guy Russ, assistant vice president — Risk Control at Church Mutual Insurance Company, S.I. (a […]

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GuideOne Insurance announces alliance with MinistrySafe and Abuse Prevention Systems

West Des Moines, IA, Feb. 18, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — GuideOne Insurance today announced its alliance with MinistrySafe and Abuse Prevention Systems (APS), leaders in child sexual abuse prevention training and risk management. This relationship will bring discounted access to sexual abuse prevention trainings and resources to GuideOne Insurance’s policyholders in the religious organization, nonprofit and […]

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