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The Deacon's Bench - Precaution

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Your ministry property is an asset that enables you to spread the gospel message. But sometimes, what happens on your property can become a liability. In this issue of The Deacon’s Bench, you’ll discover best practices for minimizing and documenting injuries, the importance of a property inventory, and safely leveraging your property to benefit the community while protecting your ministry.

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Sample Injury Report

This sample injury report is a great way to document injuries, including how your ministry responded to the incident.

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Preventing Slip and Fall Checklist

This sample checklist gives you 10 preventive measures to help reduce slips and falls.

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Property Inventory Checklist

Knowing what you have is critical to making sure you have adequate contents coverage. This handy checklist will help you organize and track your building’s contents.

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Determining How Much Property Insurance You Need

There’s more to property coverage than knowing your building’s value. Learn more about protecting your ministry’s assets by reading this article.

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Liability Insurance: Determining how Much you need?

There are several factors to consider when choosing limits on your liability insurance policy. This article helps shed some light factors to consider when selecting liability limits.

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Don’t Lose Your Tax-Exempt Status

Renting your facilities or starting a for-profit business can be great ways to infuse your ministry with cash. Make sure you’re following the rules to avoid losing your tax-exempt status.

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More Than a Parking Lot

Discover how to safely lease your parking lots without exposing your ministry to liability and tax issues.

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Lending Ministry Facilities

Before lending ministry facilities, make sure you protect your people and property by following these important steps.

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Sample Facilities Use Agreement

Make sure you have a strong facilities use agreement. This sample form will help you get started.

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Before You Rent Your Facilities

Renting your facilities or starting a for-profit business can be great ways to infuse your ministry with cash. Make sure you’re following the rules to avoid losing your tax-exempt status.

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The Importance of a Facilities Use Agreement

Before you say, “sure,” consider these steps to protect your ministry while putting out the welcome mat.

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Facilities Use for Colleges and Universities

Use these four factors to help you determine your rental policies.

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