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Partnership with N2Discovery

Friday, February 19th, 2021

Safe Gatherings is proud to partner with N2Discovery as the recommended protection program provider for Discovery Weekend activities. At N2Discovery, Discovery Weekend resources emphasize the need for events to be safe places for children and youth. They are committed to ensuring that staff and volunteers are screened and trained, and encourage the use of Safe […]

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Updated training module available

Monday, February 1st, 2021

Safe Gatherings updated its training course last fall to address the challenges and best practices when conducting online ministry. The module is now included as part of the Safe Gatherings training. The module discusses abuse prevention considerations for conducting online meetings, technology challenges and solutions, boundary awareness situations in terms of virtual ministry, and more. […]

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Admin Tip: Winter 2021

Tuesday, January 26th, 2021

As churches across the country plan for reopening, what can you do to prepare? We have many helpful reports available on your dashboard. Check out the Applicant Status report. It provides a list of all who are approved and those pending. For those pending, this report lets you know which items are still needed. Another […]

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What Would You Do?

Tuesday, January 26th, 2021

You are a volunteer for a small organization. One day while volunteering in the children’s area, a man comes to pick up a child he says is his daughter. The girl runs to the door to greet the man; she is very excited to see him. However, the man did not drop her off before […]

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The FAQs About Mandatory Reporting

Tuesday, January 26th, 2021

What is mandatory or mandated reporting? You may have taken training required by your state—or you may not be certain about mandatory reporting and how it might apply to you in your role at a church or organization. Regardless, if you work with children, youth or vulnerable adults, it is your responsibility to know how […]

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What Would You Do?

Tuesday, October 27th, 2020

You’ve been leading a children’s Bible study via Zoom for months now. One of the children who is on the call periodically is someone you have known for about a year from your in-person work at the church. A parent drops her off but doesn’t stay for services, and you suspect she has a rough […]

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Admin Tip – Fall 2020

Tuesday, October 27th, 2020

We’ve added another easy payment option for your Safe Gatherings invoice. The new option is to pay via e-check. When you receive the invoice link each month, just enter your bank account routing number and account information, and we will use this to pay your invoice. You can also still pay via credit card (and […]

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Getting to “Yes!”

Tuesday, October 27th, 2020

Let’s face it: It’s always a challenge to find and retain volunteers to cover every aspect of your ministry. No matter how large or small, churches and organizations are always looking for people willing to donate their time to an area that needs it. An additional challenge over the past 6 months is COVID-19 and […]

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Admin Tip, Summer 2020

Wednesday, July 29th, 2020

We have THREE administrator tips for you in this newsletter: easy tutorial access, CSV reports and a new way for your organization to pay. Did you know that you now have access to Safe Gatherings tutorials in your admin section? Just login and you will see a Tutorial link in the Links section. Click on the tutorial […]

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It Takes Two

Monday, July 27th, 2020

You know from your Safe Gatherings training that it is inappropriate to be alone with a child or youth other than your own when you are serving with your organization. This is for your protection as well as the young person. In addition, the two-deep leadership policy ensures that there are at least two adults […]

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What Would You Do?

Monday, July 27th, 2020

You attend a virtual youth group meeting on a Sunday morning as an adult leader. After the meeting, you get a text message from one of the youth to clarify something that the other leader had said to her when they were chatting online during the meeting. She does not mention any inappropriate behavior, but […]

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Great Ideas – Week 8

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2020

This week’s great idea will take you on a journey via model trains. But this is no ordinary exhibit. Miniatur Wunderland, the world’s largest model railway, will leave you stunned at the details. You can even choose your own adventure at the end! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fgw_z3Kz-Rs&feature=youtu.be

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