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The Good Steward (2020)

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Jan 2020: Paperless Workplace: Make a Safe Transition Tips for safely moving from paper-based to electronic systems in the workplace

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Jan 2020: Policy Spotlight: Vacancy Clause Limits Church Insurance has a "kinder" vacancy policy

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Jan 2020: Make This Your Year to Get in Shape—Physically and Spiritually A unique approach to the challenges of staying fit

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Jan 2020: From the Claims Desk: Midwinter Maintenance Recommendations to keep your operations running smoothly throughout the winter months

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The Good Steward (2019)

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Nov 2019: Are Your Christmas Decorations Fire Hazards? How to make sure your Christmas decorations are safe

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Nov 2019: Business Update: On the Ground and in Contact The payoffs of having a disaster response plan in place

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Nov 2019: Policy Spotlight: Property Insurance and the Episcopal Safety Program Learn more about the Episcopal Safety System

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Nov 2019: Take the Pressure Off Planning Resources from Church Publishing take the stress out of organizing worship services

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Nov 2019: From the Claims Desk: Seven Winter Weather Suggestions Seasonal maintenance tips for churches

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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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