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Safety First: Background Checks for VBS Volunteers

Vacation Bible School (VBS) is a great opportunity for churches to share the gospel with kids of all ages. It is an excellent event for community outreach too. Kids are excited to attend, parents are excited to be kid-free for a few hours a day, and church leaders are excited to teach. The goal of

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A Guide to Background Checks When Working with Children

Background Checks for People Working with Children If you work with children, you are probably aware that background checks are required for childcare providers. This includes churches and other faith-based/community-based organizations. In fact, anybody associated with your organization—whether a volunteer or a staff member—needs to have a completed (and passed) background check on file if they

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Why You Need Continuous Monitoring for Volunteers

Churches are organizations that rely on many people to work and volunteer for the ministry that takes place. Many churches implement background checks and use employee and volunteer screening processes to protect guests, members, staff, and property.  However, many places of worship don’t have continuous monitoring in place. Because churches have children’s ministries with adults

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Four Proven Ways to Improve the Safety at Your Church

Throughout the upheaval of COVID-19, discussions of church safety have primarily focused on masks, hand sanitizer, and social distancing. But as churches continue to reopen and resume in-person programs for families and children – and with mass shootings continuing to undermine Americans’ sense of safety, and the legacy of past church violence still painful –

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Protect My Ministry Ready to Connect at the Church Network Conference

While premier data connections are what drive churches to Protect My Ministry’s background screening solutions, the team is excited to reestablish the people connections that put the human touch in technology. Protect My Ministry will be at the 65th annual Church Network Conference July 7-10 at the Minneapolis Convention Center, armed with the information you

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Church Leaders Share Impact of COVID-19

We recently surveyed 1,400 customers asking how COVID-19 has impacted their church, and we are pleased to share the results with you.   Engagement, financial implications, staffing and programming have been areas of concern for many churches, and we invite you to learn more about the trends we have uncovered. The full report, Coping with COVID-19: Insights

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Inside the Mind of a Sexual Predator

“We let him into our lives, our home. We trusted him with our children, and he betrayed us in the worst way possible,” the mother told the judge. “It is inconceivable to think that this man was able to maintain the lie of who he was for eight years in our community.’’ Source: http://www.oregonlive.com/pacific-northwest-news/index.ssf/2016/05/sex_offender_left_oregon_and_d.html Those

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When Should Your Church Re-Screen Employees and Volunteers?

Recently, a church found itself at the center of every congregation’s worst nightmare; One of its former volunteers is accused of sexually abusing several children he met through the church. The worst part is that these newest charges come years after similar allegations plagued the man and the church. Once a clean record, not always a clean a

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