Church Management

Smart Management Resources

These resources can assist in you fulfilling that duty:

Hold Harmless and Indemnification Agreement – An indemnification agreement between a contractor and a church can ensure that the church is protected against the financial consequences of claims or lawsuits arising from the negligence of the contractor in performing services for the church.

Q&A: What Churches Should Know About Immigration Law

Your Church: Employer & Small Business provides basic guidance regarding your church’s obligations as an employer and a business. It includes information about employment and governance along with valuable links to resources on taxes and labor law.

Employee Handbook Template includes instruction and gives form to the outline presented in the Your Church resource, above.

In Creating Safer Places for Ministry: Management  (Vol. 5 of the Insurance Board Loss Control Manual), Insurance Board addresses a variety of risk management issues surrounding employment, financial controls, property management (landlord), contracts, purchasing, food preparation, parish nursing, youth ministry and emergency planning.

In Creating Safer Places for Ministry: People, Safety & Liability  (Vol. 1 of the Insurance Board Loss Control Manual), Insurance Board addresses injury prevention and safety training for your church.

Printed copies of these resources are available on request.



Church leaders have a fiduciary duty to manage your church’s ministries, assets and reputation. Collectively or by committee you have management responsibilities every bit as serious as a business owner.