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RiskmgmtLIVE

Are you aware of the potential issues facing your church or ministry? How much do you know about risk management?

If you would like to learn more about risk management, check out riskmgmtLIVE, a monthly video series featuring Dr. Richard Hammar and Jerry Sparks, leading experts on risk management for churches and ministries. In each episode, they discuss liability issues and answer submitted questions on a variety of topics, from church social media use to discrimination laws to volunteer screening.

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riskmgmtLIVE is a monthly video series featuring Dr. Richard Hammar and Jerry Sparks, leading experts on risk management for churches and ministries.

During each session, they discuss liability issues and answer submitted questions. Topics are chosen based on timeliness and relevance for the church, including subjects like concealed carry weapons, church social media use, discrimination laws, sexual orientation laws, volunteer screening, and more. Click here to ask a question or suggest a topic.

Popular Sessions

Same-Sex Marriage: The Supreme Court Speaks

Child Protection: Who is Responsible?

Church Shootings: Who is Liable?

Concealed Carry Weapons

Meet the Presenters

Profile of Richard Hammar, JD, LLM, CPA

Richard Hammar, JD, LLM, CPA

Legal Counsel, The General Council of the Assemblies of God

Richard is an attorney, CPA, and best-selling author specializing in legal and tax issues for churches and clergy. A graduate of Harvard Law School, he is the author of more than 100 books. He co-founded, with Cambridge University in England, an international program in risk management, and has taught continuing education classes at Cambridge. He was named one of the 50 Most Influential Christians in America by The Church Report magazine.


Jerry Sparks, CRM, CIC
President, AG Financial Insurance Solutions

Jerry is a Certified Risk Manager and Certified Insurance Counselor. He has worked with a wide range of commercial insurance in his 35+ years in the industry, but his area of passion and expertise is religious and non-profit insurance. Before joining AG Financial Insurance Solutions in 2007, Jerry was president of the Springfield, Missouri branch of Arthur J. Gallagher, the third largest insurance broker in the U.S. His heart for ministry, combined with his years of experience, have set him apart as a leading expert in the field of insurance and risk management.

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