Legal

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.

Preventing Sexual Abuse in Your Church

August 15th, 2019|Comments Off on Preventing Sexual Abuse in Your Church

Sex abuse claims remain the top reason churches go to court each year. Fletch interviews Matthew Branaugh, editor for Christianity Today’s ChurchLawAndTax.com, about this troubling ongoing trend in the church. What policies and protocols [...]

Mandatory Sexual Harassment Prevention Training Update

October 24th, 2018|Comments Off on Mandatory Sexual Harassment Prevention Training Update

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, [...]

Sexual Abuse Risk and Record Retention

September 6th, 2018|Comments Off on Sexual Abuse Risk and Record Retention

Every child-serving organization is responsible for the protection of children in its care. To discharge that responsibility, the organization should take reasonable steps to create an effective safety system that prevents child sexual abuse. [...]

Electronic Waivers and Signatures

April 6th, 2018|Comments Off on Electronic Waivers and Signatures

Church events are the lifeblood of any congregation’s community. From youth camp to volunteer activities to childcare, parents love having kids enjoy the events their church hosts every week. But not a week goes [...]

MinistrySafe Institute Teaches about Sexual Abuse

May 14th, 2017|Comments Off on MinistrySafe Institute Teaches about Sexual Abuse

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 [...]