United Methodist Insurance, a leader in risk management for the Church, is pleased to offer the Church Protection Connection, a monthly newsletter for local churches. Full of resources on how to best manage risk, it is a valuable tool for anyone involved in protecting his or her church's property, people, finance and reputation.

3 Steps to Develop a Church Sanitation Plan

We strive to provide you with information to protect your property and your people.  We have collected resources to help you as you prepare to re-open your church. 

4 Common Problem Areas for Slips, Trips, and Falls

Most personal injuries that happen on church property are related to slips, trips, and falls. These incidents can be significantly reduced or prevented through continued care and maintenance of the facility.

When Should I Prepare For Storms

One factor to remember that relates to managing your church property is that storm season is upon us. If you have yet to prepare your church for spring or summer storms, it is important to take steps to help protect your property.

Help Secure Facilities During Extended Vacancy

With a little extra care during the Covi-19 epidemic, you can make your vacant church a less likely target.

Understanding the Valuation of Your Church Property

The valuation of your church property has a significant impact on your reimbursement should you file a claim. Understanding the factors that impact your valuation will help you prepare.

Helpful Resources During Covid-19 Outbreak

The situation with the Covid-19 outbreak changes day-to-day. UMIP wants to help you protect your people, property, and finances through this situation.

Ask The Expert: How do I know what isn’t covered by my insurance?

The onset of the COVID-19 virus has forced churches around the country to find new and creative ways to engage with their parishioners.

Spring Checklist

Spring into action and help your church maintain its facilities and resources with this handy checklist.

5 Easter Egg Hunt Safety Tips for Your Ministry

Simple steps can be taken to ensure your Easter egg hunt is protected against potentially harmful situations.

Ask The Expert: How do I know what isn’t covered by my insurance?

Being aware of possible limitations of your insurance can make a big difference should the unexpected occur.

Active Shooter Response

Houses of worship should be sanctuaries. While that is true in the hearts and minds of the clergy and parish members who attend, support, and guide the church, churches have also recently been the target of active shooters.

Using Personal Vehicles for Church Business

Learn the DOs and DON'Ts of using personal vehicles for church events.

Ask The Expert: Are personal items covered in the parsonage?

A parsonage serves both professional and personal purposes. It is important to understand how insurance comes into play to offer potential protection.

Help Prevent Sexual Misconduct and Reinforce Trust

To ensure the safety of everyone involved The United Methodist Church makes clear the standard for acceptable interactions.

Understanding Employment Practices Liability Coverage

As ministries grow, the need to hire employees grows as well. With this comes the need for proper employment practices, policies, and protections.

What is a Certificate of Insurance and why do I need one?

However, once a church secures their coverage, how can they prove they are in compliance?


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