The NALC has joined with faithwebbing.com to provide children’s, youth, and family ministry consultation for NALC congregations. Join us Wednesday, December 9th at 11:00 am (Eastern) for a free webinar discussing the topic of “Safeguarding.”
Unfortunately, issues of sexual misconduct happen far too often in American churches. Church Mutual, the nation’s largest congregational insurance provider, received about 100 sexual misconduct claims in 2007. In 2014, Church Mutual received an average of five sexual misconduct claims per week from customer congregations. That is over 200 claims a year from just one insurance company, more than double the number of claims in 2007.
Safeguarding children and youth in a church setting is a real issue that needs direct and specific attention. Most states have laws on the books that churches are required to follow, and most insurance carriers have specific recommendations when it comes to safeguarding children and youth.
Unfortunately, many congregations have chosen to ignore the new safeguarding world that we live in. Despite regular headlines in the news regarding accusations of sexual misconduct, congregations continue to function under the misconception of “that wouldn’t happen here.” The end result is that many congregations have left their children, youth, volunteers, staff and the church as an entity vulnerable to sexual misconduct incidents and potential lawsuits. One of faithwebbing.com’s roles is to help congregations understand the safeguarding laws and the need for creating a Best Practices Safeguarding System for their congregation—one that keeps two very important people happy: their congregational insurance agent and their congregational attorney.
Instructions for connecting to this free webinar may be found below. For other questions or to request more information regarding faithwebbing.com, youth and family ministry in the NALC, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Registration URL: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5978699300624864001
Webinar ID: 129-528-747
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