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COFFEE TALK

By Bruce Woody Not every church wants (or needs) to go all-in on a café. But for those that do, truly high-impact coffee shops have several things in common. They’re front-and-center. A thoughtfully designed café can act as part of the ‘front door’ to a church. When people walk in, they see others sitting, talking, […]

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How to reimagine small spaces for maximum ministry

  By Alaina Butler We’ve all been there: either your facility is outdated and lacks functional elements, or you’ve simply outgrown it.  While you’re probably wishing you had more space, acknowledging that you don’t have a lot of “room to maneuver” is the first step to intentionally using the area you do have to create […]

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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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The downsides of borrowing from your 403(b)

By Colin Nass, CFP®, AEP®, RICP® You have been saving for retirement and your account has been growing steadily. Maybe your employer provides an annual matching contribution that has been a great incentive to build up your 403(b) or 401(k) retirement account — and with favorable interest rates and investments, it has turned into a […]

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