Whether it’s something relatively minor that stems from a misunderstanding or something serious like allegations of sexual abuse, no religious organization wants to face a lawsuit. A lawsuit requires countless hours, incredible costs, and significant risk of reputation – regardless of whether your organization is innocent or guilty. The question is, what do you do if your church is faced with a lawsuit?
Here’s How You Should Respond
Lawsuits are scary – there’s no doubt about it – but you don’t have any time to waste worrying about the future when your church is faced with legal action. Instead, all of your resources need to be poured into defending your organization. Here are a few specific things you should do: