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Safety for your congregants and your facility is of the utmost importance in this day and age. It is our goal to ensure you have the authoritative and expert information to get the proper security solutions your ministry needs. Here are a few helpful links for you and your team to access all in one…

Our team has been receiving a lot of calls from ministries about things that they’ve been told about CalSavers Retirement Savings Program and the upcoming deadline to enroll by June 30, 2022.  What is CalSavers? CalSavers was established by the State of California to provide employees a way to save for retirement through automatic payroll deduction. Employers are generally required…

If you have a children and youth’s ministry at your church, you must implement a child protection program that included background checks. So, what happens when something comes up? Here at ChurchWest, we receive calls just about weekly from churches that have run a background check and that happens. Of course, your good judgement is…

Why was AB506 passed? In 2020, Boy Scouts of America filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, prompting what has been called the largest sexual abuse settlement in history.  The chain of events leading to the organization’s demise begins with the #MeToo movement. In response to #MeToo, multiple states passed legislation allowing accusers to sue for allegations…

Everything your ministry needs to understand California law AB-506, which took effect January 1, 2022 and renders most ministries’ existing child policies incompliant.

You may have some people visiting your church and filming your congregants to provoke them. They are called “First Amendment Auditors,” and we have a great way to handle it.  What is a First Amendment Audit? First Amendment Auditing is a social movement aimed at upholding the freedom to photograph and record public places and…

Meet Andrea Rodriguez! She is a partner here at ChurchWest and serves the entire Southern California region. We had the pleasure of sitting down with Andrea to hear the unique journey that led her to the awesome world of serving churches through insurance. How long have you been with ChurchWest and what regions do you…

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…

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…