Making Church Maintenance Part of Your Ministry

  1. Church maintenance is not typically considered a core part of ministry.
  2. But maintaining a building is what will keep your congregation moving forward as you serve the folks in your community. Having a safe facility and grounds, a clean kitchen, and plumbing that is in good working order will cut down on out-of-pocket and insurance expenses.
  3. The savings created by good maintenance can be used in other functions of your ministry.
  4. Take time to establish an inspection routine. Create checklists and assign inspection roles to members of your congregation. In the long run, you’ll mitigate infrastructure problems in your church and be better prepared to deal with problems when they do happen.

Routine maintenance is one of the most cost-effective ways your church can reduce the risks associated with having to file a claim. Doing these things may not seem important at first, but you could prevent an accident that causes injury to a church member or visitor.

Originally posted on Southern Mutual Church Insurance Company

This material is for informational purposes only. It is not intended to give specific legal or risk management advice, nor are any suggested checklists or action plans intended to include or address all possible risk management exposures or solutions. You are encouraged to retain your own expert consultants and legal advisors in order to develop a risk management plan specific to your own activities.

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