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Meet Michael Goodson, an associate partner at churchwest, serving the North Hollywood, Los Angeles area. We got the opportunity to have a sit-down with Michael and learn more about him, his work and his passion for insurance. How long have you been with ChurchWest? [I got hired] December of last year, December 2020. At the…

Our new HR Hot topic to discuss with our good friend and HR expert, Leslie DeMattia. Religious not for profits are largely exempt from COBRA. So…what does ‘largely’ mean?How do you navigate employees leaving? Join this webinar to learn the strategy of managing health insurance options when an employee leaves your ministry. We’ll go through…

We are proud to partner with Justin Mayo and the Watts Empowerment Center in Los Angeles. It is an honor to provide insurance services to a place doing so much good in its community. We encourage all of the churches and organizations in our network to consider a mission trip to Watts, volunteer hours or…

So we made passed June 15th. Are we actually back to normal? To that point, has California ever been normal? Maybe that’s what makes our state so great? (West Coast = Best Coast!) While those in Sacramento have said that we’d be opening up on June 15th, CAL-OSHA is giving their input on how this…

Questions about Vaccines in Ministry? We’ve got all the answers (well, most of them). If there is one thing we know, it is the amount of conflicting information out there. So, we are going to dive right in and take the bull by the horns on vaccines in ministry. We’ll jump right into the conversation…

What is the clergy penitent privilege?What do you have to do to protect the privilege?What breaks the privilege?Does our ministry really have it? Join us Wednesday, May 19th at 10am to find out!

If you engage independent contractors for work, or intend to, you should have a written agreement to clearly define the roles and responsibilities of your professional relationship. An independent contractor agreement may help clear up confusion over worker classification, payments, deadlines, taxes, dispute resolution, and more. A well written agreement may also help you avoid disputes and protect your organization from potential liability. Download our sample form here to get you started.

Unsure of what to cover with outside parties when you allow your facility to be used for events or when you partner with other organizations? Check out our sample Facility Use Agreement Form that can help your ministry set expectations and protect itself from a variety of risks surrounding outside facility use.

Has your church, school, camp, college or parachurch ministry applied for the Employee Retention Credit? If so, we’d love to hear how it is working for you! The feedback that we are hearing is that this will result in 10s of millions of support for ministries. Working through it and want to be sure you…