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We want to help you stay safe and enjoy all life has to offer. Enjoy inspirational stories and tips from our experts for protecting yourself at home and on the road, maintaining a strong community, supporting your cause and more.

Easter Sunday Safety Considerations Planning Ahead Easter Sunday Safety Considerations Easter is less than a month away, and many churches are beginning to plan their annual Easter Sunday services. During this planning, one of the most important things to consider is the number of people who will be in attendance.

Easter... Read More

Responding to Negative Online Comments Being There Responding to Negative Online Comments As much as we want to receive all-positive comments, feedback and reviews, people are more likely to share negative experiences than positive ones, and they often use our online platforms to do so.

Whether they're from people your... Read More

Spring Forward with Playground Safety Planning Ahead Spring Forward with Playground Safety Spring is just around the corner –  is your playground ready for the hours of activity that come with warmer days? If you have an on-site playground, now is a good time to inspect equipment and surfaces to ensure they’re kid-friendly and... Read More
Group Trip Travel Safety Planning Ahead Group Trip Travel Safety

As spring and summer draw near, church groups, school groups and nonprofit organizations like yours may be planning mission or outreach trips. These trips provide opportunities to help others in need, learn, and connect with others in... Read More

5 Ways to Say 'Thank You' on Employee Appreciation Day Being There 5 Ways to Say 'Thank You' on Employee Appreciation Day Think about the tasks required by your business each and every day. Now imagine trying to get those done without any employees. Tough, right?

Employees play a large role in the overall success of your organization. Whether they are the... Read More

Calling All Future Religious Institution Leaders In the Community Calling All Future Religious Institution Leaders In 2014, the GuideOne Foundation created an annual scholarship program for individuals pursuing a career in ministry. As one of America’s leading insurers of churches, GuideOne Insurance believes it is important to support the future... Read More
Personal Auto, Business Use Planning Ahead Personal Auto, Business Use

Whether they’re delivering meals, collecting donations, visiting a church member in the hospital or attending an off-site work meeting, do your employees drive vehicles owned by your organization or their own vehicles when traveling for... Read More

Emergency Shelter Preparedness Planning Ahead Emergency Shelter Preparedness Tornadoes, earthquakes, wildfires, hurricanes, floods and winter storms: These are all natural disasters that, recently, we’ve heard about much too often. In 2016, 103 natural disasters were declared across the United States. Among those... Read More
Test Your Heart Smarts Being There Test Your Heart Smarts Happy Valentine’s Day! Whether you love this holiday or think it’s overrated, one thing is for certain: A healthy heart is worth celebrating.

Heart disease accounts for 1 in 7 deaths in the United States, according to the American... Read More