Note: These scenarios appeared in a different form in Workshop 4.
Accessibilities Audit Scenario
A congregation is planning to do some major work to repair the foundation of the building and to upgrade space. They have had a successful capital campaign and have raised nearly enough money—but not quite enough. Now they have heard from local government officials that they will not be granted a building permit until they have addressed some major accessibility issues in the building.
This project will be costly. The chair of the governing board believes there is no more money to be had from the congregation. She convenes a meeting of the governing board, which includes:
Safe Congregation Scenario
A congregation's insurance company has informed them the congregation will no longer be able to purchase liability coverage unless they have a policy in place for prevention of sexual abuse and misconduct. The prevention policy must include the use of criminal background checks for volunteers and staff. As the governing board convenes to consider this challenge, members of the board are of several minds:
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