U.S. CHURCH BACKGROUND CHECK TRENDS

Ministry Brands, the leading provider of church management software solutions, recently released data showing mainline Protestant and Evangelical churches are utilizing background checks at an increasing rate. Of the over 30,000 churches that have partnered with Protect My Ministry, a Ministry Brands company, background checks on church employees and volunteers have increased by 12% year-over-year. […]

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Churches Conducting More Background Checks, But Offenders Still Slipping Through the Cracks

Josh Weis, Executive Vice President for Ministry Brands, and David Rogers, Senior Vice President of Marketing for Ministry Brands, contributed to this national news article currently trending at #1. Here is an excerpt from the news story: There are more than 750,000 registered sex offenders across the country and, medical professionals explain, faith and community […]

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The Importance of Using Background Checks for Vacation Bible School Volunteers

Vacation Bible School (VBS) is an awesome opportunity for churches to share the Gospel with kids of all ages. Kids are excited to attend, parents are excited for their kids to leave their house, and the leaders at the church are excited to teach. Even though all parties are (and should be) excited when VBS […]

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10 BACKGROUND SCREENING BEST PRACTICES

One of the most important steps you can take to protect kids in your children’s ministry is running background checks. Here are ten tips to help you get started: Screen everyone. Children’s ministry workers of every rank and file should have a background check complete — from teachers and helpers to van drivers and kitchen […]

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