Author: Len Webb

Thanksgiving is a wonderful time for fellowship and meal sharing in our churches. Safe food preparation is a goal of all good chefs and helpers whether preparing meals for home or for church. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that every year approximately 76 million people in the United States become ill from harmful bacteria in food. To minimize food risks, a written policy regarding food preparation/food safety should be developed and all employees and/or volunteers who work in your kitchen should receive training on these procedures. The holidays are a great time for the church family to review Church Kitchen Safety Guidelines before your Thanksgiving celebrations. ...

The Fall season is a popular time to host various outdoor events, such as a fall festival. These activities may be focused on ministering to children or reaching out to the local community. With many organizations beginning another service and education year in the fall, festivals are a great way to bring members together and celebrate. While these highly popular and well-attended events are great fun for members, families and the community, there are many risks associated with hosting such an occasion.  To help with these concerns, we're sharing Guidelines for a Safe Fall Festival and a Safe Playground....

From June through November, the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico coastal regions are highly susceptible to hurricanes, tropical cyclones or severe tropical storms. These natural disasters can cause significant damage to areas along the coast and those several hundred miles inland. Stemming from hurricanes, other disasters, such as tornadoes, floods, landslides or mudslides, can cause additional damage. While all of the destruction caused from these storms cannot be prevented,  you can be better prepared with the following safety advisory for hurricane season....

Seldom has a week gone by without a church, nonprofit or school making national news because of the sexual misconduct of one of their employees or volunteers.  People who wish to do harm to our children are constantly seeking places and opportunities to do so.  Unfortunately, one of the paths-of-least-resistance for predators is in the Church. While most other child and youth-serving organizations realize not only the threat but the potential liability, unfortunately many of our churches still lag far behind when it comes to protecting the children and youth as well as the ministry of the church.  We would like to offer the following for protecting the children, protecting the church and guidance for leaders....

It’s almost Vacation Bible School season.  Many churches cancelled their VBS last summer due to COVID19.  Should your church decide to host VBS this summer, here are 5  Must-haves for a safe VBS program.  We've asked the experts what safety essentials you need to have in place so you can focus on fun and fellowship....

For churches, securing their service vehicle will not be complete if they do not have church van insurance.  Webb & Associates can guide you in your search for 15-passenger van insurance; we can help you select the insurance policy that provides comprehensive coverage for your ministry. We've also compiled a list of safety tips for 15-passenger vans....

Due to COVID-19, many churches utilize virtual options for their worship services, and continue to postpone activities leaving many buildings being unoccupied for long periods of time. This presents a greater risk for property-related incidents, including theft, vandalism, water damage and fire, including arson.  We've listed steps you can take to safeguard your church....