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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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
While many people are reimagining their travel plans for the summer and staying home, it’s always fun to think about getting away for awhile. This week, we have a shareable word search for you that is all about travel! Pass it along to the children, youth and adults in your congregation!
Cleanliness has never been more front of mind than it is today against the backdrop of COVID-19. This worldwide pandemic has moved cleanliness from a “normal” level of expectation to a potential matter of life and death. What does your congregation need to know about cleaning and disinfecting?This week’s timely topic that may be helpful […]
The events of the past few weeks have brought issues of systemic racism, protesting and other topics into the forefront, and conversations are a good start. But how do you talk to kids about these tough topics in an honest and age-appropriate manner? Here are some resources for you to pass along to the parents […]
This week’s great ideas are all about camping and nature. Bonus: You don’t even have to worry about mosquitoes biting you! This article is filled with some good ideas: “Camping at Home: 12 Fun Ideas for Camping in Your Backyard.” From the American Camp Association comes a green pledge to get you thinking about the […]
It’s June, and the warm weather in many parts of the country is getting us in a camping mood. We’ve got a fun fill-in puzzle for you that’s all about camping. Pass along this shareable PDF to the children, youth and adults in your congregation!