How does your church handle the background check aspect of Safe Church policy?
Christian Reformed World Missions office staff are working with hundreds of volunteers. One of the issues we have faced recently is getting background checks for volunteers to check for any history of criminal activity or abuse. Do you think this is a good practice, or not?
There are a variety of good practices out there for screening volunteers and staff, I'd love to hear some of your practices, and reviews of screening companies.
Is it necessary to repeat background checks every three years if you're in the same church doing the same work?
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Check out the Chaplaincy and Care 2020 ministry report presented to the Canadian Ministries Team, along with the 2020 Report to Synod.
Chaplains encounter crisis and trauma on a regular basis in their ministries. Check out some of the key takeaways and resources shared in our December meeting.
Check out these 30 ideas for recruiting new volunteers as well as for calling, keeping, and celebrating your current volunteers!
In Sunday school, we want to create an environment where everybody belongs and everybody learns and grows together. What does that mean for kids with visual impairments? Check out these helpful ideas from Sister Barbara Cline, the Director of the Office of Faith Formation for the Catholic Diocese of Grand Rapids.