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Richard Hammar and Jerry Sparks

Each month, Richard Hammar and Jerry Sparks discuss church liability topics, risk mitigation strategies, and best practices.

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Risk Management LIVE Resources

Many Risk Mgmt LIVE sessions mention specific resources that could help ministries as they establish policies and safeguards. Session recordings and downloadable resources are listed below.

Why Background Checks Are Not Enough | February 18, 2014

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Church Shootings | January 14, 2014

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Clergy Privilege | November 14, 2013

  • Church Liability: Clergy Privilege, Confidentiality, and Reporting - Read Article

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Texting as a Risk for Churches | October 31, 2013

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Child Abuse Reporting: Requirements & Repercussions | September 24, 2013

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FEMA's Emergency Operations Plans for Churches | August 27, 2013

  • FEMA's Emergency Planning Guide for Churches - Download
  • How to Create and Emergency Plan for Your Church - Read Article

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The Impact of the Supreme Court's Same-Sex Marriage
Rulings to Churches and Pastors | July 18, 2013

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How to Deal with Registered
Sex Offenders in Your Church | June 25, 2013

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Liability and Sexual Orientation | May 28, 2013

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Social Media Policies and Churches | April 16, 2013

  • Event Photo & Video Disclaimer - Download
  • Photograph & Video Release Form - Download
  • Social Media Policies & Churches Article - Read Article

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Church Liability Coverage, Part 2 | March 18, 2013

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Church Liability Coverage, Part 1 | February 19, 2013

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Church Property Insurance | January 15, 2013
Resources includes:

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Church Safety & Concealed Carry | November 28, 2012

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Volunteers, Part 2 | October 30, 2012
Resource packet includes:

  • Driver Release Form

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Volunteers, Part 1 | September 26, 2012
Resource packet includes:

  • Personal Reference Check Form
  • Volunteer Application Form
  • Activity Participation Agreement

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Sexual Misconduct at Penn State | August 28, 2012
Resource packet includes:

  • Personal Reference Check Form
  • Employment Application Form
  • Volunteer Application Form
  • Activity Participation Agreement

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