Churches have always had data. In the 21st century there is more to it than just being able to put address labels on envelopes or send out yearend giving summaries. Like it or not, churches need to be aware of cyber security issues.
Cost considerations aside, the topic of insurance in a church setting can be a hot one. Some have the perspective that “with the Lord on our side, who even needs insurance?” Some arrive at the same conclusion by taking a pragmatic approach, determining that the risk is just too low and the premiums too high to warrant coverage.
This webpage includes information about how to submit your congregation's records to Heritage Hall at Calvin College for microfilming. You will also find links to online archives. Also, guidelines are given in records management for congregations.
Are you prepared for cardiac emergencies at your church facility? Here is an article from Church Safety that will help your church think through whether you should have a defibrillator at your church and how to make sure you are prepared for cardiac emergencies.