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The Good Steward (2019)

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Sept 2019: Receiving Jesus: The Way of Love, Find Your Path Good Steward Article on new book released in September by Church Publishing Group

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Sept 2019: From the Claims Desk, Back to School and Autumn Updates Good Steward Article on staying safe at back-to-school time

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Sept 2019: Policy Spotlight, Easy-to-Read, Simplified Forms Good Steward Article more user-friendly and easy to access forms are coming soon

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Sept 2019: Business Update, Reduced Named Storm Deductibles Good Steward Article Church Insurance leaders have determined that Named Storm Deductibles should be reduced

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Sept 2019: Safe Ministries, Vulnerable Populations Good Steward Article on keeping volunteers, employees safe when working with vulnerable populations

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July 2019: From the Claims Desk, Don’t Relax Safety in the Summer Good Steward Article reinforcing the importance of safety rules

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July 2019: Green Corner, Environmental Tips and Tricks for Summertime Good Steward Article on suggestions for keeping things environmentally friendly in the summer

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July 2019: How Technology Helps Drive Our Efficiency Good Steward Article on Church Insurance using tech to provide efficient services

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July 2019: Stay Prepared, Five Easy Steps for Running Drills Good Steward Article on running emergency preparedness drills

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July 2019: Security Systems, Do They Really Deter Crime? Good Steward article for those considering installing security systems

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May 2019: Spring and Summer Weather Events: Get Ready Preparing for spring and summer weather such as tornadoes, heavy rains, thunderstorms, drought & wildfires

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May 2019: Hosting Successful Events on Church Property Evaluating insurance, safety and security issues when hosting outside events

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May 2019: Faithful Celebrations Series: A Memorial Day to Remember A look at different ways in which secular holidays could be incorporated into Episcopal worship.

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May 2019: From the Claims Desk: A Safe Workplace for Volunteers and Employees Addressing concerns of worker safety

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March 2019: Church Insurance Considering Changing its Coverage for Sexual Misconduct Good Steward Article on possible CIC policy changes

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March 2019: Vandalism: Prevent and Eradicate It Good Steward Article on vandalism of churches

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March 2019: Overcoming Inertia to Plan for Disaster Good Steward Article on common obstacles to effective disaster planning

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March 2019: Green Corner: Five Spring Cleaning Tips for One Healthier Planet Good Steward Article on spring cleaning

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March 2019: From the Claims Desk: Spring Clean-up Can Prevent Claims Good Steward Article on preventative spring maintenance

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January 2019: How to Keep Money-handling Above Board Approaches to issues of embezzlement and misuse of funds

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January 2019: How to Increase Volunteerism Strategies to help you encourage more people to volunteer

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January 2019: Boiler Maintenance: A Necessary Cost-Saver Maintenance can prevent costly breakdowns or safety issues

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January 2019: From the Claims Desk: Slip-and-Falls Minimize risk of slip-and-fall injuries with routine inspections and maintenance

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The Good Steward (2018)

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November 2018: Church as a Sanctuary Implementing Resolution 2018-C009, Becoming a Sanctuary Church

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November 2018: Ways to Keep Volunteers Engaged Volunteers and how to prevent burn out during the holiday season

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November 2018: Evacuation and Sheltering-in-Place Best practices for disaster preparedness

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November 2018: 5 Tips for Holiday Gatherings Green corner

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November 2018: Painting and Working with Chemicals From the claims desk

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September 2018: Hurricane Season is Coming: Are You Ready? How to prepare your people and property for hurricanes

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September 2018: Identifying and Appraising Valuables: Three Important Categories Advice when considering having valuables appraised and insured

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September 2018: How to Minimize Risk in Parking Lots and Garages Advice for making parking lots and garages safer places

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September 2018: From the Claims Desk: New People Behind the Desk Introducing new Church Insurance Companies employees

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July 2018: Outside Groups Using Church Space: How Insurance Should Be Configured Avoid risk when allowing outside groups to use or rent your facilities

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July 2018: Misunderstandings about Workers’ Compensation Church Insurance's Paul Stephens discusses two common misconceptions

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July 2018: How Your Church Can Help After a Disaster Learn how congregations can best contribute to recovery and rebuilding efforts after a disaster

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July 2018: Green Corner: Seven Practical Tips for Warm Weather Make the world a greener place one step at a time

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July 2018: From the Claims Desk: Tree-trimming Can Be Dangerous Why you should leave tree-trimming to the professionals

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May 2018: Harassment in the Church How to recognize and address the issue of sexual harassment in the church

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May 2018: Five Summer Driving Hazards How to minimize the risks associated with summer driving hazards

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May 2018: Camp Safety Managing social media and mobile phone use at camp for safety

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May 2018: From the Claims Desk Leave the roof work to the pros when it comes to inspections or repairs

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March 2018: How to Prepare for a Malicious Attack Develop a plan for the possibility of unexpected violence in houses of worship

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March 2018: How to Avoid Food-borne Illnesses Learn basic food handling and hygiene practices to follow

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March 2018: Get Kids and Guardians Involved in Preventing Sexual Abuse Encourage children and their guardians to play an active role in preventing sexual abuse

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March 2018: Green Corner - Conscious Actions, Environmental Choice at the Good Shepherd Inspire parishioners to make good choices for the environment

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March 2018: Spring Checklist What to look for in your annual spring inspection

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January 2018: How to Handle Money and Protect Contributions How to mitigate the risks of embezzlement, mishandled funds and stealing

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January 2018: Preparation Made the Difference: Hurricane Irma How did some parishes in Southwest Florida escape total devastation during Hurricane Irma?

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January 2018: New Safeguarding God's Children Manager: Paul Stephens Learn more about Paul Stephens and Safeguarding God's Children

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January 2018: Cartoons as Truth-telling: Jay Sidebotham Profile of cartoonist and Episcopal priest Jay Sidebotham

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January 2018: Winter Checklist use this checklist to protect your church property in the coldest months of the year

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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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