August 20, 2020
Four major wildfires are burning across Colorado, fueled by dry vegetation, drought and wind. The fires are largely un-contained and have forced some evacuations. The wildfire smoke is blanketing much of the state.
If emergency officials broadcast a wildfire warning in your area, take steps to protect your church from the blazing embers that fly ahead of a wildfire’s flames. They pose the largest threat to buildings as the wildfire progresses.
If your church is unprepared, it could catch fire when embers land in vulnerable areas of the property. Brotherhood Mutual’s Wildfire Preparation Checklist can help you prepare your building for an approaching fire. Some tips include:
For more information on preparing your building for an impending wildfire, go to www.livingwithfire.info.
Read more about what to do during an evacuation and things to consider if you are returning to an area that has been evacuated in this article by Brotherhood Mutual.
There are a lot of hats worn in any growing ministry – and we want to serve every one of them.
With the holiday season right around the corner, it’s wise for ministries to evaluate their fire safety plan. Whether your ministry is hosting a holiday party, prepping treats for charity, or running a community kitchen, make sure you’re well-prepared with these tips.
The holidays present unique opportunities and challenges for churches that aren’t typical during other times of the year. A lot of the ministries that I work with are seeing steady increases in attendance and are praying for a significant jump in Christmas service participation this year.
In this article, Brad Brown from Plan A Wealth Management gives a wonderful insight into why ministries might consider choosing a 403(B)(9) retirement plan.
As school is back in session, it’s important to make sure your school is equipped with the correct safety procedures. Thinking about your school’s physical security as a series of layers can help you find gaps in your plan. Transportation and volunteers are just two important aspects of your school safety plan to think about.
If there is one thing I have learned over the last decade while working private security and as a sworn peace officer, the more critical the incident, the more likely change will come out of it. Much like a pendulum, an incident occurs, and everyone cries for change.
Updating the lighting in your worship center with LED can offer significant energy savings while improving overall lighting performance.
We are so excited to welcome the newest member of the American Church Group of Colorado team, Lyndsie Glowinski.
Churches are increasingly becoming targets for cyber criminals. The most common attack is by sending “phishing” emails where the perpetrator poses as someone familiar to the ministry staff (like a senior pastor, deacon, elder, or someone trustworthy) and requests some sort of response.
Anyone who turns on the news, flips through a magazine, or browses the web can see that American society and culture are experiencing rapid transitions. Some ministries have valid concerns that issues surrounding societal shifts may expose them to negative publicity, governmental scrutiny, or litigation.
The questions become: when and how can ministries operate within their deeply held religious beliefs when they may conflict with others’ rights?