Ministry payroll can be difficult & tedious at times; particularly with the always changing tax codes and laws put in place.  Make a mistake and the IRS could penalize the ministry, resulting in costly back taxes. The answer? MinistryWorks by Brotherhood Mutual. MinistryWorks is a payroll & tax filing service…

Tips to keep church vehicles rolling when snow is blowing Winter weather can be rough on vehicles, especially church buses and vans that sit unused for long periods of time. To prevent breakdowns, be sure to service all vehicles on a regular basis through the cold weather season. Follow this…

A marital disagreement turns violent prior to a pastoral counseling session. A distraught intruder walks into the church office, making demands. A man carrying a semi-automatic weapon enters the sanctuary during a Sunday morning service. Are you still saying: It can’t happen here? What if it does? Are you ready?…

Boost Youth Workers’ Safety Mindset Keep the fun in youth ministry by keeping kids safe. As summer turns to fall, students are returning from summer trips, camps & family vacations. Are you ready to welcome them back? Whether you kick off the new school year with a fun-filled weekend or hop…

Organizations may ask to use your facilities. Being a good neighbor suggests you should be open to helping people. Being a good steward suggests you take steps to avoid paying a claim arising from an activity your church didn’t sponsor. Here are some issues you should consider: Identify the Group…

ARE YOU PREPARED TO UPHOLD YOUR RELIGIOUS FREEDOM? American society and culture are changing rapidly. Like many Christian leaders, you may be concerned that this societal shift places religious organizations at odds with governmental scrutiny and into the struggles of possible litigation. Join us in this upcoming webinar to learn more about…

Your ministry’s drivers will be asked to drive long distances, enforce unpopular rules (like seatbelt use), and make sure everyone gets home safely. Are they up to the challenge? Know your drivers Screen prospective drivers to make sure they are properly licensed, trained, and experienced in transporting people safely. Keep…

Accidents or medical emergencies during church and ministry activities are not uncommon. Establishing guidelines for dealing with these incidents can help ensure quick, consistent aid for the injured and can reduce the risk of future legal problems for your church or ministry. When establishing guidelines for your organization, consider these…

On March 29, Brotherhood Mutual will host its first risk management webinar of 2017: “Church Safety & Security: Building & Training Your Team.” BUILD YOUR SECURITY TEAM FOR SUCCESS One of the first steps toward protecting your church is creating a safety and security team. Team members may need to…

IDC ministers and churches have another opportunity to attend the “Church Safety, Security, and Risk Management” Seminar in 2017. The seminar is being offered on two dates in two locations centrally located for District regions. The first will be held on Tuesday, March 14, at Abundant Life Community Church in…