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Want to move “beyond insurance”?

You probably noticed that this new series of articles has been retitled to Never Again: Beyond Insurance. But, how does a church organization get “beyond insurance” — and should it even try?

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Time to re-screen? Best practices for the long term

A Virginia church is at the center of every congregation’s worst nightmare: One of its former volunteers is accused of sexually abusing several children he met through the church.

The worst part is that these newest charges come six years after similar allegations plagued the man and the church.

Once a clean record, not always a clean a record.

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What happens after you submit a church insurance claim?

Accidents happen. Catastrophes are unpredictable. There are many situations a church might encounter that will require submitting an insurance claim.

To a church, the claims process can be overwhelming, as you might have little understanding of what happens behind
the scenes.

To offer insight and make the process easier for you and your insurance company, learn about who you’ll be working with, how you can be prepared after submitting a claim, and the settlement timeline.

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The cost of ‘knowledge’ in the Information Age

The synod headquarters office — being a central repository of a great deal of sensitive information — had taken security very seriously, in every possible regard. So, what went wrong?

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‘Heads up’ safety — a paramount concern

The Christian high school had much to be proud of: a history of academic excellence; a great reputation for community service; and also, as a much respected perennial contender for state football champion.

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Fraud prevention: are you doing all you can?

Banks are in the business of risk management — so, who better to help your ministry manage fraud and the onslaught of cybercrime making news almost every day?

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Clear your path to a safe church — new eBook available

Falls are one of the leading causes of unintentional injuries in the U.S., according to the National Safety Council. Those injuries accounted for about 8.8 million visits to the emergency room in 2013. In this insightful eBook, you’ll learn how routine maintenance at your church can help.

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WEB-EXCLUSIVE: Be ready to respond to a violent incident at your church

Churches are often viewed as safe havens — places where community members can come to worship and learn without being harmed.

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Feds release first guidelines for confronting a church shooter

Lauren Markoe, Religion News Service WASHINGTON (RNS) — For the first time, the federal government has issued written guidelines for houses of worship that are confronted with a homicidal gunman. Vice President Joe Biden released the new rules on Tuesday (June 18), six months after the school shooting in Newtown, CT, that left 26 dead, […]

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