Religious Freedom - May 18

Are you prepared to uphold your religious freedom in a time of cultural change?

American society and culture are changing rapidly. Many ministry leaders are rightfully concerned that these changes will place their churches and ministries in the grip of negative publicity, governmental scrutiny, and litigation.

In this presentation, Steve Case, Assistant Vice President and Senior Corporate Counsel at Brotherhood Mutual, will highlight recent court cases that make this a challenging time for churches and ministries. He also will offer suggestions that ministry leaders can implement to help them stay true to their biblically based beliefs and still follow the law.

Religious Freedom Seminar

Date: Thursday, May 18, 2017

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. (Registration at 8:30 a.m.)

Location: Raccoon River Park Nature Lodge*

The seminar is free, and includes a light breakfast.

 

SPACE IS LIMITED TO FIRST 100 REGISTRANTS

Register Online Today

 

Contact us for more information:

Phone: 866-342-3892

Email: service.ia@americanchurchgroup.com

 

* The Nature Lodge is located at 2500 Grand Avenue in West Des Moines.  The easiest way to get there is take the Grand Avenue exit east from I-35 South and proceed two miles.  The park entrance is on your right hand side. After entering the park, turn left for the Nature Lodge.  

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Religious Freedom Seminar Agenda

8:30 a.m.                               Registration begins

                           A complimentary light breakfast will be provided.

9:00 a.m. –  11:00 a.m.       Religious Freedom Discussion

Are you prepared to uphold your religious freedom in a time of cultural change? Many ministry leaders are rightfully concerned that the rapidly changing American societal and cultural norms will place their churches and ministries in the grip of negative publicity, governmental scrutiny, and litigation. This presentation will highlight recent court cases that make this a challenging time for churches and ministries. It also will offer suggestions that ministry leaders can implement to help them stay true to their biblically based beliefs and still follow the law.

Discussion Topics:

  • What steps can ministry leaders take to prepare for legal threats to their beliefs?
  • How can ministries reduce the risk of a lawsuit when opening their facilities to outside groups?
  • How can ministry leaders address employment and volunteer issues?
  • How can ministries prepare for gender identity issues (restroom use, youth events, etc.)?
  • How concerned should ministries be about targeted governmental actions?
  • Is insurance coverage available if a ministry is sued for maintaining its beliefs?

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About the Presenter

Steve Case, JD, is an Assistant Vice President, Senior Corporate Counsel at Brotherhood Mutual Insurance Company. He assists ministries with risk management, focusing on the areas of faith-based decisions, child protection, worker screening, healthcare, Medicare, and tax. Case received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Toledo College of Law and is licensed by the Indiana and Ohio Supreme Courts. A former insurance defense litigator, Steve is also active in his church, serving as the Growth Group Director.