RISK MANAGEMENT Archives - Church Executive


Risk for any religious organization — overseeing youth

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By Crispin Ketelhut Montelione The largest risk for any church organization is overseeing youth. The main goal is to create a safe environment as the basis for any child’s encounter with God to be safe and open to receive Him; this is the responsibility of caring adults. This article outlines the issues and solutions surrounding […]

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Be aware & proactive

Two esteemed attorneys and industry experts discuss the preeminent problem of child sexual abuse — and what every church leader can do to protect the children in their care Q: Just how big is the issue of sexual abuse in churches? Norris: Every study in the past decade indicates the same reality: the largest settlements […]

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Protecting the Church’s children

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We hear from child protection experts in this Q&A In the role of caring adults, we’re supposed to do all that we can to keep children from harm, and provide a safe place for all. Our panelists discuss the topics and challenges of protecting children within the church environment — and how to establish policies […]

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Saved by the Sensor!

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5 technology experts explain (in plain English) how these small, easy-to-install innovations can save your church’s life — or, at the very least, its budget Recently, Church Mutual partnered with Hartford Steam Boiler (HSB), a Munich RE company, to offer a state-of-the-art sensor technology program to houses of worship. It makes a lot of sense, […]

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RISE FROM THE ASHES: How leaders at historic First Baptist Church Magee rebuilt — better than ever — after a $2-million fire

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By Joyce Guzowski For historic First Baptist Church Magee, of Magee, Miss. — founded nearly 120 years ago — the unthinkable happened on December 11, 2013. As a police officer was driving by in the early morning hours, he noticed a flicker of light behind a frosted window — in an area that should not […]

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When Children Are at Risk

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Proactive, proven strategies for protecting the kids in your care   Q: What are the biggest risks and liabilities facing churches in the area of protecting children? D’Ambrosio: The days are over when ordering a background check on a new volunteer was the ultimate ‘extra-mile’ effort of an ultra-careful church. Today, a background check is […]

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Preparing for picnic season: following food safety guidelines

  In November 2016, three people reportedly died from food-poisoning, and an additional 22 got sick after eating a free, annual Thanksgiving feast, which was served by a church in the San Francisco Bay Area. Did you know that more than 48 million people get sick and nearly 3,000 people die from foodborne illnesses in the […]

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Church Mutual recognized by Celent for innovation and emerging technologies

Church Mutual Insurance Company, Merrill, WI,  has been recognized by Celent for Innovation and Emerging Technologies for its Sensor Technology Program. Celent is a global research and advisory firm for the financial services industry. Celent’s awards annually recognize the best practices of technology usage in different areas critical to success in insurance. Nominations are submitted […]

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Moving beyond insurance — really?

A 6-step process to making it a reality at your church By Michael J. Bemi Our series on moving “beyond insurance” has, so far, identified and examined all the critical elements and related processes to enable an insured entity to “move beyond” insurance. But, realistically, can we ever really move beyond insurance? After all, even […]

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Measuring ministry activities

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Measuring and exploring key performance indicators (KPIs) for your ministry can help in the navigation of both risks and opportunities.

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