RISK MANAGEMENT Archives - Church Executive


New survey data shows the impact of COVID-19 on churches

Religious leaders report reduced giving, increased use of technology To document the impact of COVID-19 on church life, Ministry Brands — a leading provider of software, services, and information platforms for churches, ministries, and those they serve — this week released new data from a recently completed national survey of churches across multiple denominations. The […]

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Child sexual abuse and insurance coverage

Avoiding Common Pitfalls By Gregory Love & Kimberlee Norris Every church — whether it’s multi-campus or a recent plant — deals with insurance coverage. Ministry leaders tend to gravitate to the least expensive policy options and often lack knowledge about what they should be looking for when securing coverage related to child sexual abuse risk. […]

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Realize the risk

How to assess your church’s child sexual abuse risk points — and how to do (much) better In many churches, leaders think child sexual abuse “can’t happen here.” What’s the reality? Guy A. Russ: Any organization that serves children must understand the statistics: one in four girls and one in 13 boys are likely to […]

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Raising the bar: 4 steps your ministry can take to better protect the children in your care

Headlines regarding abuse in the Church cause us to grieve. As experts in church insurance and ministry, we know that churches and ministries never question the importance of protecting the children and other vulnerable populations entrusted to their care. But it’s how you go about protecting those you serve that has become more difficult and […]

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What’s the No. 1 reason churches end up in litigation?

Answer: Sexual abuse with a minor A single lawsuit can derail a thriving, growing church and cost millions of dollars, as well as the loss of members and their faith in the safety of the church. Such a catastrophe can happen to any church without proper risk management strategies in place. Being prepared for the […]

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Sexual abuse and molestation guidance

Sexual misconduct can have psychological, emotional and physical effects on victims and their families. However, the damage doesn’t stop there. Just one incident of sexual misconduct can destroy the trust, credibility and reputation of an organization and the organization’s leaders for years. Adding further pain to an incident of sexual misconduct are the legal costs […]

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Protecting children in ministry

The mission of any religious organization is to minister to its congregation in a safe and nurturing environment. One of the most important aspects of this mission should be protecting the most vulnerable of their flock. Unfortunately, child sexual abuse within religious organizations is still a grim reality, yet many ministries fall short of the […]

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It can happen here!

Take these 5 steps — today — to prevent abuse or molestation at your church Many pastors believe sexual abuse is beyond the realm of possibility in their churches. In reality, it happens all too often … and many times, those same pastors aren’t aware until it’s too late to respond responsibly. The results can […]

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Review your child abuse prevention plan

This year has been a season of disruption. And in a time of disruption, it’s more important than ever to ensure your ministry is following its policies and procedures — especially when it comes to staff who work with children. A key aspect of risk management is safeguarding the physical and spiritual wellbeing of the […]

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Q&A: Want peak buildings performance?

It’s possible to know how your facilities are doing … without stepping foot on campus Many church executives won’t be familiar with the term “telemetry.” What is it, and how does it apply to their roles as large-church leaders and managers? Bob Swanger, MBA, LEED AP: Telemetrysm Powered by Harris, is a proprietary process to […]

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