Adventist Leaders Get Risk Management Insights
Seventh-day Adventist Church leaders representing 18 countries in Africa, Asia, and Europe met in Cape Town, South Africa, in June to share ways to be better stewards of the resources of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.
RISK MANAGEMENT: Bob Kyte, president of Adventist Risk Management,
addresses delegates at a seminar in Cape Town, South Africa.Hosted by Adventist Risk Management (ARM), a church-owned company, the 250 attendees engaged in discussions and participated in seminars on practical risk-management issues such as coverage for church employees, volunteers, and activities, as well as transportation risks, internal controls, and fire safety. The ARM leadership team also presented specialty topics on legal, medical professional, and governance and executive liabilities.
The technical presentations, by R. Clifford Jones, associate dean of the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary, focused on Christian leadership and integrity.
“The focus of the entire conference was centered on stewardship and Christian leadership in managing all of the church’s resources,” said William Chunestudy, an ARM resource education specialist and conference organizer. “There was a strong emphasis on the human resources of the church—how all ministries can work together to achieve the mission of the Adventist Church.”
ARM president Bob Kyte during his welcome address entitled “It’s All About Ministry” encouraged church leaders to strive to find better ways to be wise stewards of the church’s resources and to find better ways to care for their staff and property.
“We live in challenging times. Weather is unpredictable. Problems challenge the church in many ways,” said Kyte. “We must always take advantage of opportunities to learn how to better protect the resources of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.”
Kyte said ARM’s ministry was to protect the ministries of the Adventist Church through resources such as the international risk management conference.