Friday, Oct 19 | 1:00 – 6:00 pm
Saturday, Oct 20 | 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Instructor: Michael Cooper-White
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As perhaps never before, those who lead local churches, social service organizations and justice advocacy groups must steward complex matters “of the law” that often seem befuddling. This seminar will cover such topics as: Clergy/penitent privileged communication and confidentiality; Ensuring “safe space”; Abuse-prevention and resources for necessary interventions, reporting to authorities etc.; Copyright law; Insurance and risk management; Church-state relations (esp. boundaries for “political” action); Fiscal oversight and fiduciary responsibility; and the latest on Clergy Housing Allowance rulings.
About Michael Cooper-White
An attorney with decades of expertise and experience counseling churches, educational institutions and other non-profit entities will join Michael Cooper-White, coauthor of Church Administration: Programs, Process, Purpose, and organizational consultant nationwide and internationally; the latter also currently serves as Union’s Director of Lutheran Formation.