Churches maintain many documents—some they must permanently keep, while others are temporary. Those responsible for keeping records need accurate information regarding how to responsibly handle each document. With so much personal and organizational information in their care, record keeping is an opportunity to display stewardship and respect to church members. This download will help church staff understand: 1) what constitutes a church document; 2) how to maintain confidential documents; 3) guidelines for granting access to sensitive information, and 4) establishing policies to discard or retain records.
Church Records 101
Before you can maintain them, you have to know what they are.
Your church must be careful with the confidential information it controls.
For Whose Eyes Only?
There are legitimate reasons for your church to reveal its private documents.
Which Records to Retain
Set rules for retaining or discarding church documents.
To help with your church’s record keeping.