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Have you received your 2019 window clings yet?

Wednesday, July 17th, 2019

Our 2019 window clings will be hitting your mailbox soon, and your church or organization will be receiving them if you have met a certain number or percentage of Safe Gatherings approvals. Post your window clings at your doors and on your windows to signify your strong commitment to protecting the children, youth, and vulnerable […]


4 Tips for Smooth Onboarding

Monday, January 28th, 2019

In a busy church or faith-based organization, it’s important to ensure all employees and volunteers are on the same page. Nothing can accomplish this faster than a good, solid onboarding process. Onboarding allows all of your employees and volunteers to become familiar with the official rules and functions of your organization. Consider it some of […]


Rio Texas Honors Churches with Window Cling

Thursday, November 29th, 2018

Recently, the Rio Texas UMC Conference recognized its member churches who were given window clings from Safe Gatherings to honor their participation in the program. As a valuable partner, Rio Texas is committed to protecting the vulnerable, and we thank them for these efforts. To view the newsletter, click here.


Making the Message Stick

Wednesday, November 14th, 2018

Last week, Safe Gatherings mailed out window clings to organizations that are committed to protecting the vulnerable by screening and training those who work with vulnerable populations. The churches and organizations that received the window clings have met the criteria for our first recognition program, which is a certain number or percentage of active Safe […]


The Troubles With Camp

Monday, July 23rd, 2018

Summer camp can represent the very best of summer for kids. Getting away from mom and dad (maybe for the first time), learning responsibility, navigating the challenges of bugs and scrapes, and most importantly, having fun in the sun! But summer camp can also be one of the biggest risks for the churches and other […]


Admin Tip

Monday, July 23rd, 2018

We have a new, exciting feature in Safe Gatherings related to the way invoices are handled! As of June 2018, Safe Gatherings is sending the designated recipient(s) an email with a link to their invoice. You can click on the link to view and/or print the invoice, and you can also pay by credit card at […]


Safe Gatherings Gains Approval for Texas Camps

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018

The Safe Gatherings training program has been approved by the Texas Department of State Health Services as an approved program for Texas youth camps. Contact Safe Gatherings today at 888-241-8258 for your abuse prevention training needs or to find out more about our system!      


Time for Camp

Tuesday, July 25th, 2017

It’s camping season: time for marshmallows, campfires, and avoiding those pesky mosquitoes. In addition to the valuable skills young people are learning as they navigate the great outdoors, many are leaving home for the first time and sharing new experiences. Off-site and overnight camping situations can create challenges and require a set of best practices […]


Safe Gatherings Tip

Monday, April 24th, 2017

If you are the administrator on your Safe Gatherings account, we have two tips for you in this newsletter: 1. Look for a new report in your email. As you have applicants that expire and need to renew their Safe Gatherings approval, you will receive an email with details of which applicants need attention. 2. […]


Safe Gatherings Featured in Kansas City Publication

Thursday, April 13th, 2017

Safe Gatherings and founder Sharon Holt were recently featured in Thinking Bigger Business, a publication of Thinking Bigger Business Media. Check out the article here.


Trick or Treat — and Keep an Eye Out

Tuesday, October 18th, 2016

Halloween can be a magical night for children and youth. It’s the one day of the year when young people use their imagination to dress up as someone or someTHING else and fill their bags with treats! But as you invite the community in for trunk-or-treat or other Halloween-related activities, it’s important that your staff […]


15-Year Anniversary of 9/11

Wednesday, September 14th, 2016

Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016 was the 15-year anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks in New York City and beyond. The day left us thinking about safety in general. As you enter your school, church, or organization, is safety on your mind? The nearly 3,000 victims of 9/11 were nearly all adults, either workers in the Twin […]