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The Good Steward Archive

Read articles from past issues of The Good Steward. Brought to you by Church Insurance Companies, The Good Steward features insights and important information on risk management best practices and insurance coverage updates.

April 2021

Risk Management: Prevent and Eradicate Vandalism

Take steps to diminish the risks of vandalism.

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Policy Spotlight: Umbrella vs. Excess

Understand the difference so you know how much coverage you need.

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Vestry Corner: Encouraging Diversity in Church Leadership

Prepare to receive the gift of diverse leadership by facing truths and nurturing authentic relationships.

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Health and Wellness: Nudging Others in the Right Direction

Use CPG’s resources and build community ties to encourage wellness.

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From the Claims Desk: Slip-and-Fall Prevention

Start your inspection at the perimeter of the property and work inward.

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February 2021

Risk Management: 4 Steps to Protecting Unoccupied Buildings

Little-used buildings are at greater risk of damage and break-ins if you don’t inspect them regularly.

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Get to Know Christopher Rourke: New CIC Senior Vice President and General Manager

Chris shares his thoughts about protecting sacred spaces, applying technology to insurance, and adapting to the pandemic.

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Vestry Corner: Plan Ahead to Find the Right People

One parish reveals its strategy for recruiting effective vestry members.

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Contemplative Knitting: Knit Your Way to a More Spiritual Life

A new book from Church Publishing Incorporated helps mold a hobby into a spiritual practice.

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From the Claims Desk: Winter Weather Roof Hazards

Could your roof be in danger of collapse?

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December 2020

Risk Management: Social Media Do’s and Don’ts for Religious Organizations

Keep these best practices in mind as you broaden your online reach.

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Policy Spotlight: Employee Dishonesty Coverage

Institute controls to make sure no one has too much influence over your organization’s finances.

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Vestry Corner: Virtual Fundraising

How others have set up e-giving.  

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Children’s Gift Ideas from Church Publishing Incorporated

Books can make wonderful Christmas gifts for kids of all ages.

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From the Claims Desk: Maintaining Unused Buildings

Even if your buildings have little or no foot traffic, continue to care for them as before.

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Vestry Corner: Safety Steps for Reopening Offices

These six ideas are a good place to begin helping employees and volunteers stay safer when they return to the office.

Follow the guidelines.

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The Good Steward 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.


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