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Workers' Compensation: Return-to-Work Program

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When an employee is injured, it might appear more cost effective to have the employee remain at home to recuperate. The employer is not paying the salary and benefits, and they are not asking other employees to “help” an employee that may be limited in their physical abilities. On the other hand, it may be more costly because the work is not being done and workers' compensation rates will be on the rise. Many work place studies show the longer an injured employee is away from their normal job, the less likely they are to return. This results in higher claim costs from extended medical and lost wage payments. Careful consideration of modified duty assignments and a Return-to-Work program can benefit the employee by helping him or her to return to gainful employment in the shortest time and the employer by reducing the cost of a claim. The primary goal of...
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How to Construct an Effective Counting Committee and Counting Process

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We are once again sponsoring the Institute for Church Management through Miller Management Systems.  The Institute seeks to bridge the gap between a solid foundation of theological education and the practical, day to day management skills needed to be effective in ministry. Below is the information on the upcoming workshop: “How to Construct an Effective Counting Committee and Counting Process” May 7, 2015 Offered at two times  9:00 am – Noon  or  6:00pm – 9:00pm (please specify which time you want to attend when you respond) Prairie Baptist Church 7416 Roe Avenue Prairie Village, KS 66212   In this workshop, you will learn how to build safe and secure counting procedures. To register:  http://www.mmsmidwest.com/training/

Caring for Equipment Can Save Money on Energy Bills

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The utilities of your facility are always an important factor to consider when it comes to efficiency and saving money. To better inform the organizations that GuideOne serves, the Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Company has offered great insight in the following article on ways your church can reduce energy costs this year. Congregations that understand their energy consumption are better equipped to improve upon its efficiency. Improving energy efficiency can provide an estimated savings of 25 percent, as well as: Save money that can be redirected to the basic faith-based mission; Extend the useful lifespan of the worship facility and its equipment; Conserve natural resources for future generations; Improve the overall comfort and appearance of the worship space; and Increase security and safety. Did you know energy consumption amounts to about 40 percent of the average building’s operating expense? Your facility is no exception. With rising energy demands and...
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Stand Up for Children During National Child Abuse Prevention Month

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April has been declared National Child Abuse Prevention Month by presidential proclamation each year since 1983. During this time of year, child abuse prevention activities are highly promoted. As we hear in the news all too often, churches and other religious organizations are not immune from incidents of child abuse, such as the sexual abuse of a child. During this year's National Child Abuse Prevention Month, check that your church has the following measures in place to minimize the risk of an incident of child sexual abuse: Six-Month Waiting Period – Require that volunteers be actively involved with your congregation for six months before being allowed to work with children and youth. This should serve as a deterrent to predators who want quick and easy access to children, while also allowing your church time to observe and get to know the prospective volunteer before placing them in a position of trust...
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How to Properly Handle Ministerial Taxes

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We are once again sponsoring the Institute for Church Management through Miller Management Systems.  The Institute seeks to bridge the gap between a solid foundation of theological education and the practical, day to day management skills needed to be effective in ministry. Below is the information on the first workshop: “How to Properly Handle Ministerial Taxes” March 26, 2015 Offered at two times  9:00 am – Noon  or  6:00pm – 9:00pm (please specify which time you want to attend when you respond) Emmanuel Baptist Church 10100 Metcalf Avenue Overland Park, KS 66212 In this workshop, you will learn the basics of how ministers need to handle their taxes.  Experts will walk you through the complex world of IRS regulations. Learn about: housing allowance   benefits   compensation packages The cost of the workshop is $25 and you can register at: mmsmidwest.com/training .  Thank you.