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A California Court of Appeal decision in September 2021 makes it increasingly difficult for employers, including churches, to conduct criminal background checks of prospective employees, contractors, and volunteers. The result is that most, if not all, courts in California must immediately stop allowing electronic searches of their databases using the known date of birth and/or…

Legal & Risk Management Guidance for Ministry Leaders on Navigating Religious Exemptions in Their Congregation, August 25, 2021. Have you had a congregant ask you for a signature to help them get a religious exemption for vaccines? If so, you’re not alone. While the topic is a touchy one, it is important that we address…

For the first time ever, clergy and church workers engaged in religious education, worship, and proselytizing—and who have carried debt from federal Direct student loans for at least 10 years—are now eligible to seek forgiveness through the US Department of Education’s (DOE) Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program. The change went into effect on July…

Max Herr, CSBC HR and Church Compliance Specialist, hosted a conversation with the team from Church Growth Services on Stewardship.

Our HR and Compliance Ministry Specialist, Max Herr, walks you through preparing your budget for 2022.

Has your church considered the value of its electronic data assets? Can you even begin to put a price tag on its worth? Are your church’s data properly protected from unauthorized viewing, corruption, loss due to fire or theft? Your data is no less valuable, and deserves the same sorts of protection, as your buildings…

Although churches are not the typical target of cybercriminals, church computers and network systems remain vulnerable to hacking and the personal information of donors and employees is subject to compromise. Innocently clicking on links in so-called phishing or spear-phishing, and similarly authentic-looking, emails inadvertently opened by an employee, volunteer, or anyone else with access to…

There are four models of homeschool co-ops which churches may want to explore to provide a quality education and environment for learning?  While each has its own set of pros and cons, many churches are ideally suited to becoming involved in any one of these models. With many Christian families seeking alternatives to public education,…

Do you know what your church building policy includes? CSBC partnered with Ministry Pacific Insurance to review the intricacies of church insurance policies and their coverage.  Fritz Hahn, founder of Ministry Pacific, covered:  Where most insurance policies provide inadequate coverage The role leadership plays in reconstruction Why it’s not too late! Key Topics: Who determined…

Ralph Neighbour, our Church Revitalization Team leader hosted Charlie Cutler, President of ChurchWest Insurance Services on June 10, 2021 to discuss the updated legal issues churches need to know. Watch the replay below! Reference the presentation slide deck: