Risk Management

Develop Plans and Procedures to Keep Your People Safe

Instances of armed intruder attacks continue to occur in the United States. These attacks are not limited to a select few. Explore Church Mutual’s new collection of content developed in partnership with industry experts to help you keep your people safe before, during and after a violent attack. Our Preparing for an Armed Intruder seminar… Read more »

Free Safety Resources and Information Library

Effective January 1st, 2019, Church Mutual is no longer sending “Tidbit” articles on specific topics. Instead, we invite you and your member churches, schools, and camps to view and utilize the wide array of safety resources and information available on our website – free of charge! These include: • Risk Reporter Publications – A risk-focused… Read more »

Enter Into Safety With Entrance Mats

Members, guests and employees expect a safe environment when they enter your facility. Unfortunately, entrance areas are a common area for slips and falls. A small amount of water can present a real slip problem, whether it is from snow and slush during the winter months or rain and mud in the spring, summer and… Read more »

Payroll Help & Tax Reporting Compliance

Does your congregation need help in the areas of payroll and tax reporting compliance? Paychex payroll solutions may be able to help you stay in compliance with changing IRS, state, and local regulations. Learn more about Paychex and a discount available to churches and schools within the Indiana District on on the attached flyer here.

Background Screening for Employees and Volunteers

   As the school year approaches, your organization may be preparing to work more closely with youth. This likely includes organizing staff and volunteers to teach or supervise minors. Do you follow these background screening best practices? Background screen all new workers who will be interacting with youth Re-screen workers on an annual basis to… Read more »

Planning Safe Festivals and Events

Summertime often leads to gatherings and events for many organizations. Are you prepared for your next event? Festivals and events can be challenging to plan, and safety is often overlooked. For large festivals and smaller events alike, make safety a priority: Managing people: Coordinate volunteers and have a plan to manage crowds Food and drink:… Read more »

Keep Playgrounds S.A.F.E.

Playgrounds are a great way to generate interest from youth in your organization. However, they can also create a significant risk of injury and liability. Take care to make your playground a S.A.F.E. environment: Supervision: Make sure your playground is always supervised Age appropriate: Follow manufacturer’s guidelines Fall surfacing: Ensure you have adequate surface fill… Read more »

Helping Out After a Disaster

When disaster strikes, the effects are often felt across the country and caring people from across the country feel a calling to help out.  If you or the people of your organization choose to provide assistance to those in need, you should first consider the best way to lend your support. View Church Mutual’s  Helping… Read more »

New Armed Intruder Materials

The months following the tragedy in Sutherland Springs, Texas have been busy for both Church Mutual and policyholders alike.  Our policyholders’ interest in the topic of security and armed intruder prevention has increased dramatically following the event.  We continue to see numerous calls and requests for information, resources, and on-site assistance here in Risk Control…. Read more »

Preventing Theft in Your Organization

Theft or embezzlement at worship centers happens at facilities of all sizes, within all denominations and at locations across the country. The sad truth is many religious organizations are often viewed as easy targets for three main reasons — Too much financial control is often given to one person, There is little oversight as the person… Read more »