What’s It Worth to Us?

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Learn about functional value as a potential alternative for older church buildings Read why functional value may be a practical choice for older churches Generational shifts in church membership are real and widespread. With headcounts dropping and expenses maintaining at best, many churches are exploring options to cut costs. For those churches which qualify, the […]

Oh No! When Your Church Upsets More Than Stomachs

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What do the church picnic, annual potluck, and bake sale fundraisers all have in common? Give up? The answer is people helping people in a multitude of different traditions. The classic summertime picnic for your church is usually the highlight of the events and is greatly anticipated by all. The thoughts of what dish I […]

Bring Back Church Socials

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Learn why bringing back church socials may be positive for your church. Read five suggestions to bring back church socials. What exactly is a church social? You won’t find the term “church social” in the Bible or Merriam-Webster’s dictionary. So, what is a church social? For the purposes of this blog, I’ll exercise creative license […]

What Property Insurance Options Do I Have For My Church?

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As we drive through the countryside we cannot help but to enjoy the different scenery some plain and some really interesting. Some of the most diverse buildings I think you will find are Churches. Some are simple and plain while others are very stately built with stone, and can be very ornate.  I was recently […]

Injury to a Church Volunteer, Who Pays?

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Steve, a hypothetical church volunteer in this example, is a longtime, trusted, and active church member. Steve helps the church in all manner of tasks, from participating in counting the weekly collection on Sunday morning to knocking off icicles on the church gutters. Recently Steve was injured on church property when he fell about six […]

When Is a Window More Than Just a Window?

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Stained glass windows do so much more than keep the weather out and let light in. The soothing colored light that reflects through your stained glass windows provides your Church, Temple or Mosque with a calming and reverent atmosphere that has a very real emotional impact on your church members, friends and visitors alike.  Your […]

Do You Believe in Life After Death? Part Two

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Learn how members of struggling mainline Protestant churches may find closure. Read practical suggestions for members of declining mainline Protestant churches. Part One of this blog appeared last month. I introduced the subject of mainline Protestant churches in the United States struggling to survive. Part Two acknowledges that while many of these churches continue in […]

Your Church Steeple is More Than a Landmark

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Churches and non-profit organizations like yours have some very unique insurance needs. Important protection is required for your organization that others don’t have to worry about. Your mission often times is to help people who have been affected by disaster. How can you help others if you cannot recover from a disaster yourself? Take your […]