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UMC Minimum Insurance Requirements

Updated: Jan 26, 2023

The Book of Discipline requires local church trustees to annually review and report on the adequacy of local church property and liability insurance coverage “to ensure that the church, its properties, and its personnel are properly protected against risks.” Since 1797, the Book of Discipline has provided that the property and assets of local churches are held in trust for the benefit of the denomination. Inadequate insurance puts local church property and assets at risk, including the denomination’s trust interest therein. Therefore, in representing the denomination’s trust interest, the following minimum insurance requirements are adopted for local churches:


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