Now that we’ve discussed establishing a safety team, preventing and treating medical emergencies at your church, and addressing your building’s physical grounds, let’s discuss child safety. No matter how large or small your church is, keeping kids safe at church functions should be a priority. Even if your church has a vibrant children’s curriculum, passionate… Continue Reading »
With the holidays, and 2016, right around the corner, many organizations will be adding staff and volunteers to help with the winter rush. Churches often add staff for children’s ministries around this time, as even Santa needs to have his background checked to ensure that he’s been nice and not naughty. Background screening is always… Continue Reading »
Check-in: Before Every week, the kids ministry staff at Calvary United Methodist Church in Normal, Il., run over two hundred children through a check-in process. In the past, the staff and volunteers used a bracelet system with codes that had been assigned to each child. The staff had to dig through a list of names and… Continue Reading »
Thinking about implementing check-in at your church? This post, written by Ideas to Impact Conference speaker Bill Sanders, is a must-read! Having become a father for the first-time this past year, I have a new respect for parents who can roll four children out of bed, get them dressed, put them into the car, and… Continue Reading »
With Easter coming, we know churches are preparing for one of the biggest-attendance days of the entire year. There is so much to consider – from music to décor to parking! But one key element that simply can’t be overlooked is security.
We recently updated a ministry guide about child security, and below I’ve used the ministry guide to outline great information in a few key areas, along with best practices on security for children’s ministries.
We all agree that keeping children safe is our number one goal as parents and as children’s ministry staff members, but it’s no secret their patience sometimes runs thin while waiting in line. Savannah Christian Church uses ACS Checkpoint as their child check-in solution – but what’s really exciting about checking in at Savannah Christian Church?
If you don’t live in the Carolinas, you may not know about all the “winter weather” we have experienced the past few days. Yesterday, our offices were closed and we were able to spend the day with family building snowmen, throwing snowballs, making delicious “snowcream,” and all the other wonderful things that we don’t normally… Continue Reading »