Risk Control

Managing risk to achieve mission

Briefly said, risk is the effect of uncertainty on objectives (ISO 31000). There is also an old saying that suggests there is nothing certain in this world other than death and taxes. And while it is mostly used in humor these days it is true that we live in a world with risk (uncertainty) all around.

Even seemingly simple objectives such as crossing from one side of the road to the other involve risk. On the upside, crossing the road may create opportunities that don’t exist on this side, but to capture these we need to cross safely. Capturing opportunities and preventing unfavorable outcomes is the essence of risk management.

Is risk management important for the Seventh-day Adventist Church? That’s an easy question that can be answered in one word - absolutely. Our church has objectives – or in our language – our church has a mission and we are called to capture opportunities for mission in an uncertain world. Effective risk management is a process that can help us achieve mission and importantly it can be applied to all church organisations and activities whether big or small, simple or complex, strategic or operational.

Given our name it is probably not surprising that one of our roles is to help the Seventh-day Adventist Church with risk management. Our work is consultative – raising awareness, developing resources and generally supporting church organisations to manage their risks. Some of the services we provide include:

  • Help with asset protection & security
  • Emergency procedures
  • Risk management advice and consultation
  • Risk management training
  • Access to risk management subscriptions, services and people
  • Risk management templates and information booklets
  • Risk management library (DVDs that can be loaned)
  • Site inspections

If your Seventh-day Adventist Church organisation needs help with risk management please contact us on +61 2 9847 3371.


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