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California law AB-506 now specifies the specific type of background check your ministry must complete through the California Department of Justice.

Making a report of suspected child abuse can be difficult; the best way to minimize the difficulty is to be trained for the experience.

NOTE: A more recent conversation, discussing the latest requirements and expectations for your ministry compliance, can be found in our Webinar: New Law Changes On How We Implement AB-506. With the passage of AB506, there are new requirements for ministries and your programs. These are all new as of January 1, 2022 and it’s different than…

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…

NOTE: A more recent conversation, discussing the latest requirements and expectations for your ministry compliance, can be found in our Webinar: New Law Changes On How We Implement AB-506. Our team of experts discussed AB-506 and new requirements for mandated reporting in churches and youth serving organizations. These changes are applicable to your ministry, you’ll…

Our team had the experts come in and help with what ministries need to know about OSHA guidelines on November 17, 2021. This webinar covered these questions and more:How do you count 100 employees?Are you required weekly testing for someone who previously tested positive for COVID-19?Do we have to pay for the testing?Do we have…

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…

Religious not for profits are largely exempt from COBRA; but what does ‘largely’ mean? How do you navigate employees leaving? Leslie DeMattia joins us to share the best strategies for managing health insurance options when an employee leaves your ministry. We’ll go through multiple scenarios and learn the ins and outs of COBRA requirements and…

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…