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CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE AND SPECIAL NEEDS

Protecting the MOST Vulnerable   By Gregory Love & Kimberlee Norris In ministry programs, we make it a priority to ‘protect the least of these’ — the weak and vulnerable. If a child is viewed as vulnerable, then a special needs child is more vulnerable still.  In fact, a child with a disability may be […]

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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 of […]

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An ounce of prevention

Simple-to-place, easy-to-use sensors — in critical spots on a church campus — can help prevent catastrophic water damage Church Executive: Tell us about the PHLYSense sensor system — when and why it was developed, and what it does. Andrew Shockey: PHLYSense was officially deployed in the fourth quarter of 2020 after several years of trial-and-error […]

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Moving from compliance to commitment

Church Executive  talks with a journeyed risk management thought leader for religious organizations Church Executive: Last year, Gallagher created an initiative called Transforming the Trend. What is it, and what was the burden to pursue it? How did Gallagher decide who to bring to the table? Peter A. Persuitti: Within Gallagher, three different verticals are […]

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Helping you protect those who matter most

In the last few years, verdicts and settlements from sexual abuse have increased, reviver statutes have opened up the opportunity for claims related to decades-old alleged activity, and abuse issues are making headlines on a regular basis.  While insurance carriers can’t do much to reduce claims from historical activity, some are making a concerted effort […]

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Prepare, prevent, respond

Steps to take before — and, God forbid, after — an allegation is made Insurance carriers — by instituting requirements and guidelines for acquiring coverage — have done a great job of bringing about change and moving church clients toward having a child protection policy in place.  Indeed, with respect to our own church clients, […]

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THE RISK OF SEXUAL ABUSE IS REAL

How to help protect children in your church’s care It’s a sad reality that child sexual abuse is still a major issue in our country — and church environments are no exception. According to MinistrySafe, an organization that helps churches reduce the risk of child sexual abuse, there are more than 60 million sexual abuse […]

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INSURANCE CARRIERS AS CHANGE AGENTS:

Examining their potential impact on sexual abuse prevention By Gregory Love & Kimberlee Norris Many aspects of child sexual abuse risk are known and settled, including safety system elements necessary to prevent abuse. A significant challenge remains: inspiring the local church and child-serving ministries to understand and apply current standards of care in child-serving contexts. […]

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Fortify your faith:

Mitigating cybersecurity threats in churches By Leonard Kelley Recognizing the new reality In our increasingly digitized world, where connections, communication and convenience have been enhanced like never before, a less desirable phenomenon has also been born and amplified — cybercrime.  While technological advancements have opened doors to countless opportunities, they have simultaneously given rise to […]

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Unique coverage for a unique ministry: Mountain Mission School

Mountain Mission School provides an education and Christ-centered home for students from all over the world. Church Mutual Insurance Company’s specialized coverage helps them do it safely, year after year. By Dawn Bernatz Nestled in the mountains of Grundy, Va., Mountain Mission School (MMS) might look like a regular K-12 campus — but inside, it’s […]

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