Make sure that your church's leaders and employees are protected from out-of-pocket costs if they’re sued in connection with their work on behalf of the church with an indemnification provision in your church's bylaws.
As a board member, you’re held to a higher standard of accountability than others in the congregation. The following questions can help you determine whether you're taking necessary steps to protect the church and board members.
Your leaders, directors, or officers may become privy to donor lists, financial records, estate bequests, proposals, and more. An annual disclosure form helps uncover potential conflicts of interest to help you comply with your own internal governance expectations.
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? Read three practical steps to take when a nonprofit board asks you to serve.