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Congratulations to our Great Gathering drawing winner!

Thursday, December 5th, 2019

Congratulations to Anita Harder of LOM Indiana and Kentucky. She visited our booth at the Outdoor Ministries Connection Great Gathering in mid-November and won the punch card prize drawing from Safe Gatherings.

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Measured Security

Monday, October 28th, 2019

As an organization that serves children and youth, one of your goals is to make sure parents and others feel safe dropping off their children and youth when they attend activities. This includes physical security as well as proper vetting of staff and volunteers. But there’s a balance between having dedicated, thoughtful security measures in […]

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What Would You Do?

Monday, October 28th, 2019

Imagine this scenario: As a lifelong member of your church, you are also a dedicated volunteer. You pretty much know everyone in your congregation, including Bill, who has also been a member of the church for decades. When a child comes to you and says that Bill did something inappropriate, you are torn. You’ve known […]

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Cyberbullying: What You Should Know

Monday, October 28th, 2019

Doxing. Sockpuppet. Outing. Trolling. Flaming. Are you familiar with these terms? For example, a sockpuppet is a false online identity used by someone to sway or influence opinion about a person or organization, often negatively. Often, people create multiple sockpuppets so they can comment multiple times about a person or topic. It’s important to be […]

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Admin Tip

Monday, October 28th, 2019

Want to know who is Safe Gatherings approved? Need to know who is pending and just needs to provide a new reference? As a Safe Gatherings administrator, you have access to lots of reports that can help you with your admin duties. All you have to do is log in and the information is right […]

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Staying Safe on International Mission Trips

Monday, July 29th, 2019

Mission trips are one of the most rewarding acts of service that a church or faith-based organization can provide to others. Organizations frequently make mission trips abroad to share the gospel, deliver items like clothes and food to those in need, administer medical and dental care, assist in construction of churches or schools, or to […]

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What Would You Do?

Monday, July 29th, 2019

You are a volunteer in the youth area of your organization and also the mother of one of the youth. Your teenager tells you she saw the youth pastor at the mall alone with one of the teens in her Bible study. What do you do? While it would be easy for you to overlook […]

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5 Tips to Encourage Kindness

Monday, July 29th, 2019

It’s been said that kindness is contagious. If that’s true, then how do we make sure our children and the young people we work with catch the kindness bug? There are ways to foster kind behavior in children. Here are five tips on how you can encourage children to be kind to others: Teach empathy. […]

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Admin Tip

Monday, July 29th, 2019

In our ongoing effort to simplify processes for account administrators, Safe Gatherings provides you the ability to update the primary contact on your account. (The primary contact is usually the pastor or senior pastor, not the account administrator.) With many pastors taking on new appointments at this time of year, you can make sure your […]

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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 […]

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7 Tips for a Successful Vacation Bible School

Thursday, April 18th, 2019

For many children and youth, Vacation Bible School (VBS) represents the most wonderful time of the summer! That exciting week where they can make new friends and grow closer to God. And while it’s a week full of fun activities, in reality, it takes a lot of hard work and preparation to pull off a […]

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What Would You Do?

Thursday, April 18th, 2019

Imagine this scenario: You are the children’s ministry director and it’s Thursday morning before a very busy church weekend. You check your volunteer schedule and realize that one of your volunteers, Margaret, who is scheduled to work the church nursery on Sunday, hasn’t received her Safe Gatherings approval. Margaret started her application two weeks ago […]

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