From resource constraints to safety concerns and more, ministry isn’t without risk. Parents drop off their children expecting them to be safe and cared for. Members place their tithes and offerings in the plate as it goes by expecting church leaders to manage and spend those funds wisely.

Unfortunately, risks aren’t 100% preventable. However, there are practical steps you can take to greatly reduce the likelihood they’ll occur or reduce the impact if they do occur. This is where risk management comes into the picture.  Risk management doesn’t have to be complicated.  It takes work and consistent effort, but it doesn’t require a team of experts to put into place.

In this webinar, I’ll cover the top ten risk areas and offer practical tips to help you manage those risks.

Date: May 28, 2015
Time: 1:30pm Central
Event: The Church Network TeleWeb: The Top 10 Risk Areas for Churches
Topic: The Top 10 Risk Areas for Churches
Sponsor: The Church Network
Public: Public
Registration: Click here to register.

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