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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) 2022

Thursday, May 19th, 2022

Take a look at some of our most recent FAQs. Have more questions about Safe Gatherings? Give us a call at 888.241.8258.

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Admin Tip – Spring 2022

Tuesday, April 26th, 2022

“How do I get window clings?“ In a week or two, Safe Gatherings will be sending out window clings to every church and organization that qualifies. In its fifth year, the Safe Gatherings window cling program is designed to recognize churches and organizations for their commitment to the main principles of Safe Gatherings: helping protect […]

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What Would You Do? Spring 2022

Tuesday, April 26th, 2022

You are a ministry leader at a small church and want to start a children’s program. However, you don’t think you can possibly comply with the best practices set forth in the Safe Gatherings program because you have a very small congregation, very few potential volunteers and small spaces in which to work. What do […]

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Positive Momentum

Tuesday, April 26th, 2022

It’s been more than two years of the Covid-19 pandemic. In that time, churches and faith-based organizations across the country have faced challenges they’ve never faced before, and they’ve tragically lost congregants and members. Amidst the challenges, churches and organizations also persisted and found ways to draw strength in difficult circumstances. Here are 5 things […]

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Admin Tip – Winter 2022

Monday, January 24th, 2022

Want to know who is Safe Gatherings approved or their status in the process? Need to know who is pending and needs to provide a new reference? All you have to do is log in, and the information is right at your fingertips. When you want to find out who is pending and why, login […]

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What Would You Do? Winter 2022

Monday, January 24th, 2022

Imagine this scenario: You are the office manager at a small church. Because you are at a small church, you wear many hats and also fill in for the children’s ministry, including helping in the classrooms periodically. You’ve heard the term “mandatory reporter,” but you don’t know whether it applies to you. What do you […]

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Go Ahead: Make My Day!

Monday, January 24th, 2022

I think we can all agree on one thing: it’s been a difficult couple of years for most people. Covid-19 has been at the forefront of everyone’s mind, whether it’s been an illness or death among family and friends, an uncertain work situation or the general sense of unrest. In challenging times, we also know […]

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Admin Tip – Fall 2021

Wednesday, October 20th, 2021

Over the past few months, Safe Gatherings sent window clings to churches and organizations that met the criteria so far in 2021. We send these out each year to recognize those organizations that demonstrate a commitment to the Safe Gatherings program. When churches and organizations post the window clings on the windows and doors of […]

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What Would You Do? Fall 2021

Wednesday, October 20th, 2021

You are volunteering in a children’s department at your organization, and you are supervising kids outside on the playground. A child approaches you and says his uncle has been hurting him. The child says his uncle told him it is a secret just between them, and the boy is afraid he will get in trouble […]

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Policy Matters

Wednesday, October 20th, 2021

There are many areas in life where adults don’t need a written set of instructions on how to do something, or a set of rules or guidelines to review. We just know what to do—whether by experience or by instinct. The same does not hold true when it comes to a child protection policy at […]

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Why Not an $8 Background Check?

Tuesday, July 27th, 2021

Comparing the store brand with the name brand in a grocery store is a good use of time. The ingredient lists are often the same, despite one being a little more expensive. When it comes to background checks, though, it’s really important that you think about the phrase, “You get what you pay for.” In […]

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What Would You Do? Spring 2021

Friday, April 23rd, 2021

You are a leader in a children’s ministry and your current policy is that all staff, volunteers, and congregants wear protective masks during church activities because of COVID-19. This policy was communicated to all staff and volunteers and is posted on your church doors. You have a volunteer that refuses to wear a mask, saying […]

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