Stewardship and Dedication

Mark Robison reflects on 2015 financial results
Your Ministry Matters

Ministry risks have changed since we began protecting America’s churches nearly a century ago. 

Back then, churches needed protection against three major threats: wind, fire, and hail. 

Today, we protect against threats early church leaders never could have imagined— kidnapping, terrorism, attacks on religious freedom, and more. 

We’re always exploring new and better ways to serve America’s ministries. While we still help customers recover from wind, fire, and hail damage, we also know they need special protection that other insurers don’t—or won’t—provide. 

Whether it’s understanding complex tax rules, sending missionaries abroad, or protecting computer networks, we provide the services ministries need through offerings like MinistryWorks payroll service, Faith Ventures travel protection, and our core line of MinistryFirst insurance products. 

In 2015, ministries created the largest demand in the company’s history for resources addressing emerging issues, like church security and religious freedom. Considering the challenges facing churches, it’s clear that the need for ministry protection will grow. 

To address that need, we grew the policyholder security fund beyond $200 million and generated more than a half billion dollars’ worth of assets last year. We also moved closer to our goal of insuring ministries throughout the continental United States. By adding North Dakota, South Dakota, and Massachusetts to our coverage area, we earned the privilege of serving more than 52,000 ministries last year. 

After nearly 100 years of service, our resolve to serve the Church is stronger than ever. We stand with you—offering valuable products, excellent service, and a solid financial base—so you can be the hands and feet of God to this hurting world. Because ministry matters. 

Mark A. Robison, CPA, CPCU
Chairman & President

2015 Annual Report