Conducting thorough background checks on potential employees and volunteers is an important part of protecting your ministry.
Churches and related ministries should invest in background screening services for paid employees, those in leadership positions, and all volunteers.
While background screening is a good way to prevent incidents of child sexual abuse, it’s also useful in selecting the right people to assist with ministry finances and other valuable resources. As your ministry develops and implements a background screening program, keep in mind:
Some states require background screening for workers involved in certain programs and ministries. If you are unfamiliar with the laws in your state, check with a local attorney to learn more.
Even if state law does not require your ministry to conduct background checks, creating and implementing a program is in your ministry’s best interest. Think about the costs—both monetary and emotional—associated with an employee or volunteer within your ministry committing a crime or acting inappropriately.
A background screening program protects your ministry and demonstrates to your employees, volunteers, and members that your church cares about keeping its people and its resources safe.
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