There’s no excuse to plug folks into kids ministry without running background checks. Everyone knows that the kids in our care are precious and valuable … but still some folks need help, so here are some resources to help with running background checks:
Cast Vision for Why Background Checks are Important. Sometimes you may still face resistance to running background checks, so check out these articles to help equip you for the conversation with a friend or long-time church member.
Churches Must Provide a Safe Environment for Minors
Background Checks Help Churches Uncover the Unexpected
Moving Ministry Forward by Checking Back
Research and How To: Lifeway makes background checking easier with its online resources. Here are several links to help you make a decision and take the next steps.
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At CentriKid, we require each church to commit to running background checks on the sponsors they bring. For our camp staff we have a detailed process that involves screening applications, interviewing, and running background checks on every staffer who works with us. We go further also by providing training and ongoing refreshers for staff through the summer to sharpen their skills and keep safety on their minds.
We consider the opportunity to lead camp for kids an amazing privilege. We consider the trust shown by churches as something to be taken very seriously. In fact we consider it one of our top promises to churches and parents … to create a safe place for kids at camp.