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How NOT to Deal with a Sex Offender at Your Church

Leaders at a Baptist church in Connecticut have gone silent after it was uncovered that a sex offender had been leading the church for years. Letters from church officials and court records show that a pastor was allowed to continue leading his church for five years while on the state sex offender registry after a

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Common Misconceptions in the Background Screening Process

Background screening employees and volunteers is one of the most effective tools at keeping congregations safe, yet most ministries make major mistakes when implementing background check procedures. It’s not your fault. Background checks are inherently confusing for several reasons: the scope of information you are trying to access the numerous places you can look for

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Do You Know Enough About FCRA Law and Adverse Action?

Two of the biggest hiring challenges many large, well-known businesses are facing is handling consent for background checks and disclosing reasons related to background check results why someone may not be hired for a position. Considering their size, and we’re assuming, human resources departments, it’s surprising that so many of these big names keep finding

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Improve the Safety of Your Vacation Bible School

Ministries across the country are becoming increasingly concerned with protecting the children they serve. Pennsylvania has really lead the charge because of a new state law overhauling its child protection policies. The new law expands the requirements for, and scope of, background checks for people who work or volunteer with children. The law demands that

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Child Safety Training More Important Than Ever Thanks to New Laws

It’s always a step in the right direction when states move to protect our innocent children from abusive predators. Even though the details might be overwhelming or confusing at the start, it’s imperative that organizations, including all faith-based groups, implement them as soon as possible. Pennsylvania took such action in 2014 when its state legislature

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4 Tips to Develop a Safe and Sound Background Screening Policy for Your Employees and Volunteers

On any given day, your ministry may be visited by dozens, hundreds or thousands of people. Some of these people are your everyday parishioners, some may be curious visitors, while others are routine employees or impassioned volunteers. This can be a wonderful thing for your ministry, its teachings and outreach, but it can also leave

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NAPBS approved: Does your current Credit Reporting Agency bear this seal?

Protect My Ministry, as a subsidiary of its parent company Active Screening, has successfully established compliance with the (NAPBS) National Association of Professional Background Screeners!  This industry recognition acknowledges achievements including: – Commitment to excellence, accountability, growth & professionalism – Proof of adherence to the industry’s strictest professional standards – Ethical business practices – Compliance

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