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How to protect your religious art and artifacts

Many houses of worship contain valuable art, artifacts and other treasures. While these items often are imbued with deep spiritual meaning, the untrained eye might not recognize them as assets requiring protection. That creates risk — not just from the threat of human wrongdoing, but from Mother Nature as well. Art and artifacts are always […]

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Climate change has significant impact on insurance carriers – and their customers

At times, global climate change can seem like a far-off occurrence — a nebulous challenge that doesn’t really affect our lives. However, the truth is that our ecosystems and weather patterns are feeling the effects today. Depending on where you live, you might be experiencing epic wildfires, massive tornados, powerful hurricanes, torrential rains, damaging hail […]

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Planning ahead for safe ministry travel

As we move into the spring and summer months, many houses of worship will be taking service and mission trips. These experiences offer unique opportunities to share faith, make a difference and strengthen the church community. With careful planning, travelers can mitigate risk and keep the focus on their ministry during these trips. Following is […]

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FACILITIES USE FIRE DRILL!

Sexual Abuse Risk and Third-Party Use of Facilities By Gregory Love & Kimberlee Norris BOY SCOUTS SETTLEMENT FUND EXCEEDS $2.6 BILLION Not every organization has chartered or hosted a Boy Scout Troop, but every organization with physical facilities must learn the lessons stemming from this massive child sexual abuse settlement. Third-party use of facilities can […]

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Church Safety: A Q&A with Sutherland Springs Pastor Frank Pomeroy

By Kirk Evans If you are wondering whether it’s time to come up with a more cohesive, actionable defensive plan for your church family, the short answer is yes, now is the time.  To help you understand what this entails through the eyes of another church leader, we sat down and chatted with Pastor Frank […]

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Uncommonly common coverages

For Jamie Barth, accommodating unique insurance requests is pretty common. A large Texas church hosts a Christmas pageant including live animals — camels, lions, a small elephant, and sheep for the manger. The church hires an outside company to provide the animals.  The need for separate insurance coverage never occurs to church leaders; it only […]

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Providing emergency shelter

Q&A with Guy Russ, assistant vice president – Risk Control at Church Mutual Insurance Company Why should a church consider opening its facility as a temporary shelter? Russ: Emergency shelters and transitional living arrangements are important ways churches can help those in need. This includes providing living arrangements within worship centers, fellowship halls and educational […]

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Created equal?

Perspectives on selecting the right insurance agent or broker to meet your church’s sexual abuse risk mitigation needs “Has anyone reviewed our insurance program recently? Do we have the correct coverage at reasonable premiums? Does our sexual abuse coverage protect the individual accused or the corporate entity?” Sadly, many church administrators desperately want to know […]

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Reviver statutes turn back the clock on sexual abuse claims

As shifts in society and politics unfold, organizations that serve youth are recognizing new risks related to child sexual abuse. Many states have enacted reviver statutes that now open your ministry to claims stemming from incidents that might have happened decades ago. For a variety of reasons, many victims of child sexual abuse do not […]

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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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