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The Trap of Complacency

Life has a way of surprising us in ways that can sometimes leave you scratching your head. Take the following story for example: Last week Thomas George Gordon, an 82 year old volunteer at a small Anglican Church, was arrested for stealing over $200,000 from 1998 to 2011. Gordon was arrested Thursday night and is

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Penn State Scandal

“All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.” – Edmund Burke     Penn State Scandal As I am sure you have heard by now, Penn State university has been rocked by the scandal of a former assistant coach, Jerry Sandusky, who is accused of sexually assaulting young

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Implementing Background Checks in your Church 101

I imagine the worst-case scenario for many churches would look something like this: you receive a phone call from one of the members in the congregation informing you that their child has been abused by one of the youth ministry volunteers. To make matters worse the parents are so furious they demand that the church be

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New Partner Spotlight

Protect My Ministry is always striving to provide our customers with the most comprehensive and cost-effective background checks in the industry and we are proud to announce our partnership with a new Church Management Software solution: Church Community Builder. As a preferred provider for CCB, Protect My Ministry is committed to providing all CCB users

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3 Reasons for Paperless Background Checks

A few years ago a good friend of mine was at a child safety training workshop at his church learning about the procedures and policies they had in place to ensure a secure environment for their children. The pastor spent some time discussing the security cameras, elaborate child check in procedures, and details on how

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Common Background Check Myths Part 2

Protect My Ministry currently serves over 5,000 different faith-based organizations in all 50 states, so we see a lot of situations and run into questions about these issues on a regular basis. So this month we will continue our investigation into more common mistakes or misconceptions many churches have regarding background checks: Myth # 3

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Common Background Check Myths

Protect My Ministry reaches out to hundreds of churches every week and in that process we hear stories from churches of every denomination, tradition, and philosophy. The most common truth about volunteer background screening we encounter is this: churches often do not know exactly what they are getting when they do a background check on

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Screening for VBS

Protecting Our Children in the Modern World Does your church have a vacation bible school planned for this summer? As the spiritual landscape of our country changes one thing that has remained consistent is the impact of vacation bible school. A little over 100 years ago, VBS began in New York and slowly became a

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