In a perfect world, we wouldn’t need to get attorneys involved in the happenings of a church. But we don’t live in a perfect world. We need legal advice—for everything from overtime pay laws to the legal use of movies in a sermon.
California has recently updated the requirements for sexual harassment prevention training. Your state may have similar regulations. The bottom line---train all staff. Tiffany Henning at HR Ministry Solutions, XPastor's go-to resource for HR information, [...]
In past months, scores of allegations of child sexual abuse have come to light, many for the first time. On the heels of these revelations, churches and ministries have begun to better understand that [...]
Are the musicians your church pays to perform for worship services and other church events employees or independent contractors? Contrary to what some churches may believe, whether a musician paid by a church to [...]
Receive training to help your church avoid sexual abuse. In 1997, a watershed lawsuit---the Rudy Kos Case---resulted in a $119 million verdict against the Catholic church for child sexual abuse. Twenty years later, much of Christendom has [...]
The "Fire Drill" article below has a companion piece, entitled Sexual Abuse Response Planning. After reading this article, refer to the planning form; it’s a valuable framework for discussion/planning a responsive effort to an allegation—even a [...]
Should you use a Confidentiality Agreement at your church? If so, do you know who needs to sign the agreements? Does your church have a process to deal with conflicts that arise, before they move into [...]
Did you know that your church is in the publishing business? Are you aware of everything that makes up Intellectual Property? Have you developed a thorough plan to protect the intellectual property of your church? Watch as David Middlebrook discusses those things [...]