Our church is beginning the transition to implementing background checks. We are running into several snags and would love the input and experience of others.
-What agencies do other churches use to conduct background checks? What is the cost per check? Recommendations?
-How and where do you store the background checks that come in?
-How do you handle background checks for undocumented immigrants attending your church who work with your children's ministries?
-How do you communicate this transition to your congregation?
-How do you respond to individuals who have been serving in children's ministry for years but who refuse to consent to a background check?
Thanks for any input, suggestions, advice, and experience!