As the owner of a place of worship, you have many responsibilities to the congregation that sustains you. Your congregation depends on you in times of emergency and disaster, but what happens when a disaster also takes an unexpected toll on church resources, leaders, and even the building itself?
Congregations Feel the Strain of Damage to Church Buildings and Property
When churches sustain damage, congregations also suffer, and churches have to find efficient solutions to complicated financial, social, and emotional challenges, such as:
- Disruption or relocation of programs and services
- Disruption of business and administrative operations
- Loss of significant artwork, architecture, and landmarks
- Loss of an entire church location
- Potential long-term closure of a place of worship
Managing the Impact a Disaster Has on Your Congregation and Your Ability to Continue Vital Church Operations
Unfortunately, full recovery usually takes time, and short-term solutions sometimes end up turning into long-term disappointments as resources become limited and other priorities take the spotlight. Many churches already rely on donations and shoestring budgets to get by, and the financial strain of an unexpected tragedy can threaten to close the doors to your congregation forever.
Whether your church has been damaged by fire, flood, high winds, or hail, your congregation will look to you to restore the place of worship they love. Make sure that you are managing your resources, your congregation’s needs, and the insurance claims process appropriately and making educated decisions about the future of your church.
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