RISK MANAGEMENT Archives - Church Executive


Theft prevention strategies for church leaders

  Church Executive: Just how big of an issue is employee theft in churches, really? Mike Nester: I wouldn’t say it’s one of the larger issues that our churches are dealing with, but it’s one of the easiest to work on. That said, we do see losses; we’ve had more than $1 million in claims […]

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Preparing your church for summer severe weather

By Eric Spacek Summer is around the corner and many churches are preparing for a rush of activity around weddings, festivals, kids camps and more. Summer also kicks off storm season, which means there’s no better time to review (or create) a severe weather plan to safeguard your church from severe weather. As a church […]

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How your house of worship should be addressing the risk of sexual abuse

By Eric Spacek April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, making this a perfect time to review your organization’s policies and practices to protect children from sexual assault. With this in mind, we spoke with Eric Spacek, assistant vice president – Risk Control at Church Mutual Insurance Company, S.I.1, who outlines how organizations can help […]

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Property protection + peace of mind

  PHLYSense can prevent a problem from becoming a catastrophe   Church Executive: We’ve talked about PHLYSense in the magazine before. For anyone who might just be hearing the term, what is PHLYSense? Peter Kim: Simply put, PHLYSense is a property protection solution that provides building owners and occupants with monitoring and alerts for adverse […]

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Protecting Parishioners from Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

By Eric Spacek Carbon monoxide (CO) is often referred to as the “silent killer.” This colorless, odorless gas is released in the exhaust from fossil fuel burning engines in cars, trucks and other machinery. But, it can also be released from poorly working furnaces or equipment inside your building, which can lead to CO poisoning […]

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RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATION INSURANCE:

  3 coverage essentials to expect From Philadelphia Insurance Companies With more than 70 percent of the world’s population identifying as members of a religious community, it’s clear that religion plays a vital role in many people’s lives.  As the heart of their spiritual (and many times physical) communities, religious organizations provide much more than […]

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Preparing your house of worship to provide shelter in a severe weather emergency

By Eric Spacek If you’ve been concerned recently about the increasing number of severe weather events affecting the United States, you’re not alone. Many church members are expressing anxiety about the possibility of needing emergency shelter—and they sincerely hope their church will be a place they can turn to. According to Church Mutual’s new “Risk […]

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SCAMS ARE ON THE RISE: How to stay safe

By Sharon McDowell Your cell phone dings. It’s a text message from an unknown number. The message is from a service company warning that your account has been hacked and urging you to call them right away. The landline rings. The person on the other side of the line tells you the electricity is going […]

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25 years, 30,000+ churches, 4 million trained — and the work continues

  For more than 30 years, the husband-and-wife legal team of Gregory Love and Kimberlee Norris have labored to protect children from sexual abuse. Partners in the law firm of Love & Norris, Gregory and Kimberlee co-founded MinistrySafe to provide a broad spectrum of resources to equip ministries in the prevention of child sexual abuse. […]

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Winter weather prevention strategies

How to protect your church facilities against freezing pipes, water infiltration, and more   Church Executive: Tell me about the inclement-weather risks churches most commonly face.  Andrew Shockey: Right off the bat, I’m thinking of pipe freezes, water infiltration — even the snow loads on roofs. Typically, all of this is exacerbated by deferred maintenance […]

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