Left Navigation


The Good Steward Newsletter

The Good Steward

September 2017

Dear Friend,

Did you know that September is National Preparedness Month? If organizational disaster preparation feels overwhelming, here are Five Small Ways to begin to prepare.

If you have a building or renovation project around the corner, we have two articles that will make your life easier:

  • How to Hire a Contractor to make sure your rights and interests are protected
  • Bottom Line: Building Codes Can Be Costly: Code changes can affect building plans
  • We would like to extend congratulations to our SafeguardingOnline community, which has just reached a huge milestone: 100,000 users!

    And we have a fall checklist that will help you get ready for the colder weather that lies ahead.

    We hope you enjoy this issue. Email me with any feedback or questions you may have, and feel free to forward this publication to others who may benefit from it.

    Happy reading!

    Bill Murray

    Senior Vice President and General Manager
    The Church Insurance Agency Corporation

    Articles in This Issue

    How to Hire a Contractor

    Use these four tips to hire a contractor who can make your renovation or new construction project go smoothly. Get the tips.

    Bottom Line: Building Codes Can Be Costly

    New buildings or additions must meet current federal, state, and/or local building codes — even if your old building did not. Find out how to cover costs.

    SafeguardingOnline Growing in Leaps and Bounds: 100,000 Users

    More than 100,000 users have taken more than 500,000 SafeguardingOnline modules. Find out what is next.

    Five Small Ways — and One Big Thing — to Prepare for a Disaster

    The very idea of disaster preparedness can be overwhelming, but you do not have to do it all at once. Take the five small steps.

    Fall Checklist

    You might think you can put off preparation for winter — but it makes sense to do an inspection in milder temperatures. Check the list.

    Green Tip: Think Before You Rake

    Fallen leaves are the habitat for many beneficial insects and ground-nesting birds.

    Want More?

    Want news, tips and advice on protecting your church's people and property? Sign up below to receive The Good Steward, our free e-newsletter.


    The Good Steward 1 is an e-newsletter for anyone involved in protecting their church, its people and its property. Each issue features articles and tips on how to reduce the risk of and address problems.


    Good Steward Disclaimer

    Property and Casualty Insurance Disclaimer