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The Deacon's Bench Fall 2019

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The Deacon’s Bench

In this issue of The Deacon’s Bench, you’ll learn how successful outreach programs are built on relationships and careful planning. From suicide prevention to facilities management, incorporating solid risk management tips and techniques into your plans can help you invest in bringing others into the Gospel.

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Safety Checklist for Outreach Activities

Safety Checklist for Outreach Activities

This checklist highlights common safety concerns to consider when planning any outreach activity, whether it takes place on your property or elsewhere in the community.

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Adult Care Ministry

Adult Care Ministry: Planning Helps Avert Liability Risk

Your TLC for the elderly and disabled needs to also be wrapped in a heightened concern for safety. When it comes to worker selection, supervision, and safety risks, there’s no room to cut corners.

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Four Steps to Starting a Mental Health Support Group

4 Steps to Starting a Mental
Health Support Group

20% of your attendees likely struggle with some form of a mental health issue. Surprised by that number? It’s time for your leadership to act beyond the pulpit—and confront the stigma of asking for help.

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Implementing a Mental Health Counseling Program

Implementing a Mental Health Counseling Program

Ministries across the country are addressing mental health by implementing counseling programs. If your church is considering a similar ministry outreach, there are several important considerations.

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Faith-based Resources to Boost Mental Health Awareness

 


 

Brotherhood Mutual pairs up with expert Vaughn Baker, president of Strategos International, to discuss suicide prevention and awareness in the Christian school setting.

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Answering the Call to Serve

Answering the Call to Serve on a Nonprofit’s Board

Your ministry may encourage ministry leadership to serve on the board of a community nonprofit to bolster community involvement. You know the rewards, but do you know the risks? Here are three practical steps to take when a nonprofit board asks you to serve.

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The High Cost of Deferred Maintenance

The High Cost of Deferred Maintenance

Putting off routine inspection and repair of your ministry’s property can lead to costly repairs. Cool Solutions Group provides key advice to help keep your facilities in order and avoid expensive surprises that can put a damper on your outreach activities.

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Starting a New Ministry

Starting a New Ministry

When starting a new ministry, it’s one step at a time. But what are the steps? Start with these guidelines to help pave the way on your new, rewarding journey.

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Use this resource to strengthen your outreach programs.


Lay Counseling Program Guidebook
Safeguard your ministry by implementing the guidance found in this resource.

 

 

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