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The Deacon's Bench

Risk management newsletter for churches and related ministries

Deacon's Bench cover for Improving Child Safety

The Deacon’s Bench is a quarterly publication focusing on managing the risks that ministries face today. From preparing for a medical emergency to protecting the smallest members of your church, The Deacon’s Bench covers the topics that affect your ministry every day.

Current Issue: Improving Child Safety

Requiring at least two screened adults to supervise child and youth activities greatly improves your ability to protect children from harm. It's possible, even if your ministry is small.

Inside you'll find:

  • Criminal Background Checks: It's tempting to make exceptions.
  • Check-out Procedures: Here's how to ensure each child returns to the right parent.
  • Special-Needs Ministries: You can offer a warm welcome to children with disabilities.

Other Issues

Other issues of The Deacon's Bench cover topics including:

Overtime Pay (Fall 2016) (PDF 5 MB)

Data Security (Summer 2016) (PDF 4 MB)

Security Assessments (Spring 2016) (PDF 680 KB)

Medical Response (Winter 2015) (PDF 6 MB)