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RESPONDING TO AN ALLEGATION

How to navigate a sexual abuse crisis at your church By Gregory Love & Kimberlee Norris The headline stunned the congregation of a large Protestant church: Church Rocked by Sexual Abuse Allegations. Church leaders took hundreds of phone calls from members, media representatives and advocacy groups. Social media coverage was immediate and savage, assuming the […]

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Criminal background checks — not a silver bullet!

By Gregory Love & Kimberlee Norris Given the #MeToo and #ChurchToo movements and the ongoing media headlines, many church leaders have awakened to the risk of child sexual abuse and are seeking guidance about what to do. Others are taking this opportunity to evaluate existing safety efforts to measure preparedness. Typically, the criminal background check […]

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MinistrySafe founders offer free Passion Week mobile app

Kimberlee Norris and Gregory Love — founders of MinistrySafe and authors of the popular “Stop Child Sexual Abuse” series on Church Executive — have developed a free mobile app for followers of Christ to experience the events of Passion Week in real time: from the Triumphal Entry to the Resurrection. EasterNow, available in the iOS […]

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Advancements in volunteer screening

Proven strategies to keep your people safe — from recognizing red flags to re-screening practices, cost considerations, and navigating potentially sensitive conversations Many churches fall victim to an “it-can’t-happen-here” mentality. In actuality, what makes churches especially prone to ill-intentioned volunteers? Norton: The nature and admirable traits of most clergy is one of compassion and trust. […]

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Church Trends and Statistics

Annual Report Shows Americans Gave Over $427 Billion to Charity in 2018 In June, Giving USA Foundation, a public service initiative of The Giving Institute, released its latest annual report: Giving USA 2019: The Annual Report on Philanthropy for the Year 2018. According to researchers, 2018 was a complex year for giving due to a […]

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When Children Are at Risk

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Proactive, proven strategies for protecting the kids in your care   Q: What are the biggest risks and liabilities facing churches in the area of protecting children? D’Ambrosio: The days are over when ordering a background check on a new volunteer was the ultimate ‘extra-mile’ effort of an ultra-careful church. Today, a background check is […]

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From dream to nightmare

The youth minister’s CV and application, background screening, interviews and reference checks were all stellar.

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WEB-EXCLUSIVE: See something — say something?

We’ve all heard of the “See Something, Say SomethingTM” campaign. But, how does this concept apply in a house of worship?

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Millennials losing their religion

By Bob Allen Young adults are leaving the church in record numbers, and experts wonder how many of them are ever coming back. LifeWay Research found seven in 10 Protestants ages 18 to 30 who went to church regularly in high school quit attending by age 23. A third of those had not returned by […]

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Millennials losing their religion

ABP News By Bob Allen Young adults are leaving the church in record numbers, and experts wonder how many of them are ever coming back. LifeWay Research found seven in 10 Protestants ages 18 to 30 who went to church regularly in high school quit attending by age 23. A third of those had not […]

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