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The Good Steward (2017)

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November 2017: Protection Against Cyber Crime Learn about new cyber liability coverage from Church Insurance Company

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November 2017: How to Avoid Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Prevent dangerous situations by proper use and maintenance of fuel-burning appliances

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November 2017: Elder Abuse New SafeguardingOnline Module Available This module is designed to help you protect your elderly parishioners

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November 2017: Green Corner A Little Bit Adds Up to a Lot Ways those at St. Mark's Episcopal Church In Birmingham, AL are being good stewards of the earth

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November 2017: Fire Prevention Checklist Comprehensive fire prevention tips for electrical fire safety, proper use of fire extinguishers, and safe candle use

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September 2017: How To Hire a Contractor How to hire a qualified contractor and protect your church’s rights and interests

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September 2017: Building Codes Can Be Costly Learn how changes to buildings codes can affect the cost of renovating old or historic buildings

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September 2017: SafeguardingOnline Growing in Leaps and Bounds SafeguardingOnline has reached a huge milestone! More than 100,000 users!

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September 2017: 5 Small Ways (and 1 Big Thing) to Prepare for a Disaster How to prepare now for an emergency or disaster

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September 2017: Fall Checklist Preparations for winter you should do now while the weather is milder

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July 2017: Prevent Damage to Vacant or Unoccupied Properties Ways to mitigate the risk associated with unoccupied properties

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July 2017: Working to Prevent a Hostile Work Environment CPG's SafeguardingOnline program offers two modules that can help prevent sexual harassment

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July 2017: Safety Equation - Internal Feedback Systems Steps to creating an effective internal feedback system

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July 2017: Green Corner - Education is Key to Change at St Francis Learn more about environmental stewardship at St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church in Chapin, SC

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July 2017: Water Activities Checklist Safety guidelines for all at the pool, lake, or river

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May 2017: What to Do if You Smell Gas What to do in case of a gas leak

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May 2017: 10 Tips to Minimize Kitchen Hazards Here are some ways you can minimize common kitchen hazards

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May 2017: How to Supervise and Monitor Counselors Review of best practices for the environment of a summer camp — day camp or sleepover.

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May 2017: Spring Checklist Property inspections for the spring

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March 2017: Report Claims Promptly to Avoid Complications Why is timely claim reporting is so important?

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March 2017: How to Minimize Risk in Parking Lots and Garages Suggestions to help make your parking areas safe for parishioners

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March 2017: Safety Equation: Screening and Selection Interview and reference questions to help you in the screening and selection process for volunteers and employees

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March 2017: Grace Episcopal Church: Keeping the Green Faith Grace Episcopal Church's two-year process to become a certified Green Sanctuary

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March 2017: Spring Checklist Time for your annual spring inspection

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January 2017: Get to Know William Murray Get to Know Bill Murrary

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January 2017: Winter Weather Disaster Preparedness Winter Disaster Preparedness

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January 2017: Buildings for a new Tomorrow Symposium Changes Buildings for Tomorrow

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January 2017: Who is Praesidium Who is Praesidium

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January 2017: Winter Checklist Winter Checklist

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The Good Steward (2016)

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November 2016: Louisiana Floods Devastate Church St. Francis Episcopal Church survives historic flooding in Louisiana

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November 2016: Umbrella and Excess: What’s the Difference? Excess and Umbrella Insurance share a similar purpose, but have some important distinctions

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November 2016: Safety Equation: Training Is Just One Part A look at the Safety Equation formula for hiring, training and supervision of employees

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November 2016: Cross-denominational Commitment to Green Issues Advice for going green from St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church and Northside Presbyterian Church

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November 2016: Winter Checklist Protect your church property during the coldest months of the year.

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September 2016: Eight Ways to Get Ready for a Disaster Eight essential components for disaster preparedness

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September 2016: Simple Steps for Data Security What you can do now to make your private data more secure

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September 2016: Safeguarding Success: 90,000 Users and 425,000 Modules Taken SafeguardingOnline has provided huge numbers of users with invaluable information that protects children from sexual abuse

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September 2016: Fall Checklist A checklist to assist you in evaluating what needs to be done each fall in preparation for winter

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July 2016: Two Common Misunderstandings About Workers’ Compensation Misunderstandings about workers’ compensation and why churches resist buying it

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July 2016: Safe Playgrounds for Children Church playground safety

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July 2016: Using Personal Vehicles for Church Business Tips for when personal vehicles are used for church business

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July 2016: Commitment to Children’s Safety: How to Reinforce SafeguardingOnline’s Teachings Tips for reinforcing SafeguardingOnline's abuse prevention teachings

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July 2016: Water Activities Checklist Water activities safety checklist

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May 2016: How to Protect Property from Lightning Strike Damage How to Protect Property from Lightning Strike Damage

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May 2016: How to Use Parish Members’ Skills when Disaster Strikes How to Use Parish Members’ Skills when Disaster Strikes

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May 2016: Abuse Prevention while Traveling with Youth Abuse Prevention while Traveling with Youth

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May 2016: What to Put in your Emergency Kit What to Put in your Emergency Kit

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May 2016: Spring Checklist Spring Checklist

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March 2016: Lower Insurance Premiums by Increasing Deductibles Different ways to approach reducing insurance costs

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March 2016: Appraisals with Safety Inspections Help Manage Risk New vendor will be performing appraisals

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March 2016: SafeguardingOnline Module Addresses Sexual Activity between Children New SafeguardingOnline module addresses children abusing children

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March 2016: Green Corner: Advocacy and Interfaith Efforts St. Michael's (Portland, Oregon) has a Green Team focusing on advocacy.

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March 2016: Spring Checklist Spring Checklist

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January 2016: Power Loss Protect Equipment during Power Loss

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January 2016: Volunteer Success Create a Successful Volunteer Program

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January 2016: Volunteer Checklist Volunteer Guidelines to Keep Churches and Schools Safe

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January 2016: Winter Checklist Winter Checklist

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The Good Steward (2015)

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November 2015: Winter Checklist Church property winter maintenance checklist

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November 2015: Green Corner-Solar Energy without the Hefty Upfront Cost Green Corner- Using energy from the sun (Solar Panel)

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November 2015 - Compliant Background Screening Just Got Easier Background Screening

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November 2015 - How to Take Inventory with Limited Time and Resources Take Inventory with Limited Time and Resources

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September 2015: Episcopal Relief & Development - Helping Communities Recover from Disaster Episcopal Relief & Development: Helping Communities Recover from Disaster

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September 2015: Preventing Bullying with New SafeguardingOnline Module Preventing Bullying with New SafeguardingOnline Module

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September 2015: How to Care for Stained Glass How to Care for Stained Glass

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September 2015: Churches Aren't Just for Sunday Anymore Churches Aren't Just for Sunday Anymore

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September 2015: Fall Checklist Fall Checklist

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July 2015: Protecting Your Church Protecting Your Church during Renovation and Construction

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July 2015: New SafeguardingOnline Platform Taking advantage of the better learning experience provided by the new SafeguardingOnline platform

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July 2015: Keep Youth Safe on Overnight Trips Keep Youth Safe on Overnight Trips: Seven Guidelines

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July 2015: Safety and Insurance Handbook for Churches Consulting our new e-book, Safety and Insurance Handbook for Churches

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July 2015: Green Corner - Electric Hybrid Car Saves Gas for CIAC Field Rep Green Corner - Electric Hybrid Car Saves Gas for CIAC Field Rep

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May 2015: Pipe Organ Maintenance Make Beautiful Music with a Well-maintained Pipe Organ

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May 2015: Safeguarding Summer Camp Take Stock of Camp Policies: Increase Safety for Children

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May 2015: BFNT 2015 Out with the Old, In with the New: BFNT 2015

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May 2015: Flying Bounce Houses Make Sure Your Bounce House Doesn't Take Flight

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May 2015: Spring Checklist Spring Checklist

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March 2015: How to Prevent Heating System Breakdowns How to Prevent Heating System Breakdowns

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March 2015: Workplace Ergonomics - Well Workers Are Productive Workers Workplace Ergonomics - Well Workers Are Productive Workers

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March 2015: Workplace Ergonomics - Well Workers Are Productive Workers Workplace Ergonomics - Well Workers Are Productive Workers

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March 2015: Green Corner - Money Saved through Environmentalism Green Corner - Money Saved through Environmentalism

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March 2015: Spring Checklist Spring Checklist

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January 2015: Prevent Roof Collapse Due to Snow Prevent Roof Collapse Due to Snow

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January 2015: Did You Know? Fifteen Facts about Safeguarding Online and Sexual Misconduct Did You Know? Fifteen Facts about Safeguarding Online and Sexual Misconduct

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January 2015: Short Term Disability - When Something Happens Outside of Work Short Term Disability: When Something Happens Outside of Work

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January 2015: Prevent Damage from Frozen Pipes Prevent Damage from Frozen Pipes

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January 2015: Winter Checklist Winter Checklist

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The Good Steward (2014)

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November 2014: How to Handle Employee Complaints: Four Steps How to Handle Employee Complaints: Four Steps

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November 2014: Am I a Mandated Reporter Am I a Mandated Reporter?

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November 2014: Safety First at Holiday Special Events Safety First at Holiday Special Events

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November 2014: Balancing Beauty and Efficiency: Green Corner Balancing Beauty and Efficiency: Green Corner

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November 2014: Winter Checklist Winter Checklist

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September 2014: General Liability Insurance Special Church-related Exposures Covered by General Liability Insurance

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September 2014: Background Checks: How Much Is Enough Background Checks: How Much Is Enough

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September 2014: Fall Youth Programs: Are You Prepared Fall Youth Programs: Are You Prepared

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September 2014: Lessons Learned from Fires Lessons Learned from Fires

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September 2014: Fall Checklist Fall Checklist

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July 2014: Easy to Update, Easy to Do: Video Inventory Easy to Update, Easy to Do: Video Inventory

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July 2014: Safeguarding: Train Volunteers for Summer and Fall Events Train Volunteers for Summer and Fall Events

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July 2014: Employee Practices Liability insurance Employee Practices Liability insurance

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July 2014: Green Corner: Re-using to help the needy Green Corner: Re-using to help the needy

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July 2014: Water Activities Checklist Water Activities Checklist

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May 2014: Monitor, Shelter, Communicate: Tornado Preparedness Monitor, Shelter, Communicate: Tornado Preparedness

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May 2014: Social Media Goes to Summer Camp: How to Control Risk Social Media Goes to Summer Camp: How to Control Risk

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May 2014: Mold and Moisture: Act Quickly Mold and Moisture: Act Quickly

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May 2014: Sprinkler System Maintenance Tips Sprinkler System Maintenance Tips

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May 2014: Spring Checklist The Good Steward - May 2014: Spring Checklist

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March 2014: Church Violence Preparedness - Make Plans Church Violence Preparedness - Make Plans

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March 2014: The Safeguarding Program Turn 10 - Training Really Does Matter The Safeguarding Program Turns 10: Training Really Does Matter

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March 2014: Why Churches Need a Social Media Crisis Communication Plan Why Churches Need a Social Media Crisis Communication Plan

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March 2014: Greener and Greener - Trinity Church Greener and Greener: Trinity Church

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March 2014: Spring Checklist Spring Checklist

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The Good Steward (2013)

Title What is This For? Pgs
October 2013: How to Keep Your Church's Finances Safe How to Keep Your Church's Finances Safe

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October 2013: Consequences of Late Claim Reporting Consequences of Late Claim Reporting

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October 2013: Hurricane Sandy - One Year Later Hurricane Sandy: One Year Later

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October 2013: Winter Checklist Winter Checklist

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September 2013: What You Need to Know about Property Insurance What You Need to Know about Property Insurance

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September 2013: Q&A: Background Screening Issues Q&A: Background Screening Issues

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September 2013: Power in Crisis: On-site Generators Power in Crisis: On-site Generators

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September 2013: Good Intentions vs. Good Planning: Use the Right Tools Good Intentions vs. Good Planning: Use the Right Tools

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September 2013: Fall Checklist Fall Checklist

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September 2013: Green Corner: The Challenges of Change Green Corner: The Challenges of Change

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May 2013: How International Travel Insurance Protects Churches Many stateside insurance policies won’t cover emergencies on overseas trips; however, this low-cost program can bring you peace of mind.

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May 2013: Sexual Harassment Modules Set for Release Safeguarding God’s People, Preventing Sexual Harassment of Church Workers (for Workers/for Managers and Supervisors) is now available in the Safeguarding Online catalog of courses.

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May 2013: When Flood Waters Recede: Sandy Edition Find out how St. George’s and other hard-hit New Jersey parishes are faring in the months after Hurricane Sandy, and brush up on the steps for a smooth recovery in times of disaster.

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May 2013: Camp Safety Reminders As you prepare for summer camps–overnight or day camp or bible school–this article provides safety reminders for preventing child sexual abuse.

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May 2013: Fire Prevention Checklist This article provides checklists for electrical fire safety, proper use of fire extinguishers and safe candle use.

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March 2013: Why Churches Need to Consider Copyright Laws If you’ve discovered an inspirational piece you’d like to share with parishioners, make sure you’re not infringing on a copyright.

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March 2013: Confidence Package and Peace of Mind: Background Screening Success Stories More and more people are using more comprehensive and accurate checks since CPG announced negotiated rates for background checks with Praesidium, Inc. last year.

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March 2013: Spring Checklist Dust off your risk management plans; it’s time for the annual spring inspection!

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March 2013: Check Your Church’s Cribs: New Safety Regulations Now is a good time to inspect–and potentially replace–your church’s child care center or nursery cribs to minimize the risk of child injury and church liability.

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March 2013: Green Corner: Trash to Treasure at St. Gregory the Great Lay person Andrew Lane began a program called Tithing with Trash, which is linked with an organization that turns trash into charitable contributions.

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January 2013: Buildings for a New Tomorrow: Break Through Fear and Inertia Into Action The BFNT symposium allows church leaders to come together to support and help each other; find out how last year's attendees reacted to what they learned and get more information about this spring's event.

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January 2013: Sandy in New Jersey: Resilient Communities Face Extreme Loss This article profiles three hard-hit communities in the Diocese of New Jersey and discusses ways in which those congregations have come together to weather the aftermath of the storm.

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The Good Steward (2012)

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November 2012: Contractors, Contracts, and Coverage: How to Make the Right Choices Once you've chosen a contractor, you still have a number of important hurdles to clear; we sift through some of the questions you may have as you begin a building project.

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November 2012: ’Tis the Season… Safeguarding for Seasonal Volunteers This article helps you understand the difference between screening long- and short-term volunteers and advises on training, so the church, the volunteers, and the children all benefit.

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November 2012: Wind Damage or Flood? Investigating Water Damage If your policy covers wind damage but not flood, you may find yourself in a difficult situation. This article explains how the investigation process works.

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November 2012: Green Corner: Nature as Ministry This church in Hilton, NY, has a five-year plan requiring that all actions must be done with environmental responsibility.

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September 2012: Four Recommendations for Auto Rental Coverage Some typical complications can occur when churches hire vehicles, and these recommendations allow you to sidestep the pitfalls.

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September 2012: Back to School, Back to Basics of Child Safety Make sure that you know these key points around screening, interacting, monitoring, training and responding as children return to school.

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September 2012: The Genesis of Green: St. John’s Episcopal Church in Chicago This church in Chicago uses sustainable practices in the garden, supports fair trade, and has plans for larger projects.

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July 2012: Copper Theft Can Happen at Churches Not only is it burdensome to deal with the after-effects of having copper stolen, it's expensive. Learn how to manage the risk.

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July 2012: The Importance of Planning for Disasters When a disaster happens, it's important to have a plan in place so church leaders can act quickly.

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July 2012: Safeguarding Programs – a Mid-Year Report Read about the milestones reached during the first six months of the year.

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July 2012: Green Corner Members of the outreach ministry group collect recycling and use the proceeds from it to donate to local charities.

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May 2012: How to Take Inventory with Limited Time and Resources These suggestions help you overcome restrictions of time, personnel, and resources to conduct a thorough inventory.

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May 2012: U.S. Supreme Court Decision Affects Ministers The U.S. Supreme Court recognizes a "ministerial exception" to employment discrimination laws.

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May 2012: Greener Pastures: An Update on Survey Respondents Former respondents to surveys about green activities give The Good Steward updates on their congregations' ecological initiatives.

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March 2012: Your Building is an Asset: Using Space as a Resource Episcopal Church Building Fund (ECBF) helps church leaders to recognize the asset they have in their space and to better use buildings to develop revenue and relevance in their communities.

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March 2012: Spring Maintenance: Keep Parishioners Safe It's a new season and a fresh start—time to check on potential problem areas in and around your church.

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March 2012: Who Should Take the Adult Sexual Exploitation Prevention Training Module? The Adult Exploitation module helps participants recognize signs of exploitation and create policy to prevent adults under pastoral care from becoming victims within that environment.

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March 2012: Congratulations! 100,000th Safeguarding Online Participant Wins Donation To celebrate a milestone and recognize those who understand the importance of protecting children from sexual abuse, Church Insurance Agency Corporation has awarded the person who took the 100,000th module of the Safeguarding Online training program with a donation to her church.

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January 2012: Hurricane Irene: Stories of Coverage and Commitment St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church and Gethsemane Episcopal Church both sustained significant damage in Hurricane Irene, but the wardens and rectors were able to work closely with Church Insurance to clean up and rebuild.

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January 2012: Background Screening Now Available at a Reduced Cost Find out answers to potentially confusing questions about background screening, review a list of suggested checks and costs and discover how to access background screening services.

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January 2012: Webinar Scheduled: How to Deal with Risks Posed by Social Media The Internet and wide use of social media make it easier for offenders to reach young people. Sort out what church administrators need to do to mitigate risk in the age of Facebook.

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The Good Steward (2011)

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November 2011: A Healthy Church is a Happy Church Discover how to tap into the recent trend of health awareness and aid parishioners in making healthy choices.

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November 2011: A New Energy at Saint Philip's In 2009, St. Philip's Church in Laurel, Delaware, changed out its old oil boiler for a "green" geothermal system, and have been saving money ever since.

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November 2011: How to Report a Claim Situations that necessitate reporting a claim can happen anytime; learn the easiest ways to make a claim in any situation.

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November 2011: Winter Checklist: Prevention Preparations Make sure both the interior and exterior of your church are prepared for the colder months by performing the duties on this checklist.

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July 2011: Special Events call for Special Risk Management Hosting events in your church facility means doing your homework

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July 2011: Workers’ Compensation Insurance: Check Your Coverage, Review Your Procedures Get the most from your Workers' Compensation coverage

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May 2011: Cyber-Bullying Goes to Camp Make sure that dealing with technology threats are part of your summertime risk management strategy

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May 2011: Child Sexual Abuse Avoiding a camp nightmare

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February 2011: Safeguarding Online Safeguarding Online offers web-based option for sexual misconduct training

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February 2011: Safeguarding Online in Action Spreading the Safeguarding message

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The Good Steward (2010)

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April 2010: Are 15-Passenger Vans Worth the Risk? National Highway Traffic Safety Administration study

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April 2010: Save Money, Save the Planet Start a church recycling program

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March 2010: Protect Your Church During Spring Renovations Tips on hiring contractors

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March 2010: Sexual Misconduct Sexual Misconduct: It's more common than you think

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The Good Steward (2009)

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December 2009: Protect Yourself from H1N1 Virus Simple steps everyone can take to protect themselves from H1N1

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December 2009: Winter Safety Checklist Protecting your church property during the coldest months of the year

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September 2009: Church Insurance Offers Green Policies The new green policy

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September 2009: Saving the Earth and the Office Commitment to the earth

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June 2009: Everything But the Kitchen Sink Morehouse Church Supplies expands to aid church rehabilitation

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June 2009: The Ins and Outs of Inventories Be prepared before disaster strikes

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April 2009: Hosting Outside Groups Good Steward - April 2009: Guidelines for protecting your church property

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April 2009: Safeguarding God's Children Is Now Online Participation jumps 60 percent

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April 2009: Who's Driving? Guidelines for car use in church-sponsored activities

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March 2009: Church Insurance Expands Coverage for 2009 Enhancements to the property and liability package policy

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March 2009: Episcopal Properties of Galveston Island Then and now

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The Good Steward (2008)

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December 2008: Episcopal Safety Program Helping churches, one inspection at a time

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December 2008: Keep Your Church Safe This Holiday Season Basic safety guidelines to protect your church this holiday season

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November 2008: Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Protect your family and congregation in times of disaster

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November 2008: When Flood Waters Recede Here's what to do next

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September 2008: How to Hire a Contractor How to hire a contractor for your church project

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September 2008: Save Your Church From Loss Hire an insured contractor

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June 2008: 10 Ways to Keep Employment Lawsuits Away Ways to keep employment lawsuits away

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June 2008: When an Employee Complains Listen and respond

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April 2008: Reinsurance Protects Parishes The Good Steward - April 2008: How Church Insurance's reinsurance plan protects parishes

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April 2008: Sexual Misconduct Training Update The Good Steward - April 2008: Sexual misconduct training update

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February 2008: Diocese of Dallas Makes Safety a Ministry A diocesan risk manager helps churches reduce risk and the cost of insurance

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February 2008: Safety Walk-Throughs Help Churches The Episcopal Safety Program helps churches prevent accidents and control costs

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The Good Steward (2007)

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October 2007: Church Property Use Agreements Insurance for community activities and events in the parish

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October 2007: Health Ministry Programs Bringing body, mind, and spirit together

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July 2007: Building Code Changes Can Be Costly Understanding building code changes when you rebuild, repair, or renovate your church property

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May 2007: The Parish Inventory A critical tool for claim resolution

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May 2007: How to Appraise Your Most Valuable Items Preparing a comprehensive inventory

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April 2007: Manage Risk: Your Spring Checklist The Good Steward - April 2007: Check out your facility for spring and summer

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April 2007: Plan For Disaster The Good Steward - April 2007: Emergency planning resources

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The Good Steward (2006)

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December 2006: Disability Insurance: A Key Benefit for Lay Employees Replaces lost income for over a year

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November 2006: Winter-proof Your Church Precautions to take before severe weather sets in

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November 2006: 'Safeguarding' Training A growing program to protect children and youth against abuse

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October 2006: The Parish Inventory To prepare an inventory of church records and artifacts in case of disaster

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June 2006: Summer Volunteers, Building Better Futures Group workcamp experiences for youth

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June 2006: Relief Across Borders, Dioceses Helping Dioceses Post-Katrina outreach to dioceses in need

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May 2006: Rebuilding St. Luke's, A Transformation to Compassion St. Luke's, New Orleans, finds help for reconstruction

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May 2006: Before and After the Flood: Mitigating Compound Water Damage Long-range plan for disaster recovery

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