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The Good Steward

January 2020

Dear Friend,

Happy New Year! Your religious organization—or those people who make it a vibrant community—may have made resolutions to change for the better. Participate in this optimistic time of renewal by preparing your organization for the best year yet:

  • Try shifting to some paperless procedures—and still keep your organization’s data and finances safe.
  • Consider generating revenue with different activities and services, but balance the risks and benefits first.
  • Think about the buildings your organization no longer uses and how Church Insurance’s vacancy clause might affect a loss.
  • Recommit to your resolution with this book that brings together spiritual and physical health.
  • Stay alert to the impact that midwinter weather can have on people and property.

We hope you enjoy this issue. Email me with any feedback or questions you may have.

Happy reading!

Bill Murray

Senior Vice President and General Manager
The Church Insurance Agency Corporation

Articles in This Issue

Paperless Workplace: Make a Safe Transition

Increase efficiency and generate less waste with a paperless workplace. Before you make the change, get up to date on cybercrime risks and how to avoid them. Set up your tech environment.

Business Update: Extension Ministries and Risk

You may need to reassess the level of protection you need if you open your organization’s unused space to outside activities or services. Generate more revenue safely.

Policy Spotlight: Vacancy Clause Limits

Typical commercial insurance policies exclude certain perils for buildings that have been vacant or unoccupied for a certain time period. Church Insurance’s vacancy clause is a little different. Learn about the difference.

Make This Your Year to Get in Shape—Physically and Spiritually

This book supports self-care and a healthy lifestyle with a spiritual fitness program that allows you to “walk, run, bike, or pray (the distance of)” a number of “biblical routes. Take time for yourself.

From the Claims Desk: Midwinter Maintenance

Prepare though you might, winter weather can bring about some unexpected issues. Keep these recommendations in mind as the temperature plummets. Put safety first.

Green Tip: De-ice with Safe Products

Many de-icing products introduce harmful chemicals to the environment. Check labels and choose a green alternative instead.

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