Management and Organization

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Church Management & Organization

Child Abuse Prevention Websites

Denominational Resources    

Episcopal Church

Evangelical Lutheran Church of America

Presbyterian Church USA

Roman Catholic Diocese of Rockville Centre

Virtus Trainng

Unitarian Universalists

United Church of Christ Making Our Churches Safe Site

United Methodist Church New York Annual Conference Site Safe Sanctuaries Policy

Nondenominational Resources

Church Law Today “Reducing the Risk DVD Training Program (Also Available Online)

Church Mutual Insurance Sample Program and Forms
Resources to download or purchase

Guide One Insurance Free Resources to Download

Church Policy Samples

Newburg Friends Church Child Abuse Prevention Policy
Follow link on page to child protection and abuse protection policy.

Leadership Training

Theocademy develops faith formation materials for Presbyterians through high quality video series and study guides. Curriculum for New Members classes, and training programs for Ruling Elders and Deacons, and Confirmation.

Church Meetings 

Writing Minutes Like a Pro from the ELCA

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Background Checks Websites

Choice Point through VolunteerSelect Plus
Listed on the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (ELCA) website; offers discounts to ElCA churches.

Listed on the website of the New York Annual Conference (NYAC) of the United Methodist Church (UMC).

Lifeway is the publisher of the Southern Baptist denomination.

Oxford Document Management Company
Used by organizations of The Episcopal Church, the United Methodist Church, the Roman Catholic Church, the United Church of Christ, the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A) and other denominations. Listed on the ELCA website; offers discounts to ELCA churches. The United Church of Christ (UCC) uses them for background checks of ministerial candidates.

Safe Hiring Solutions
Safe Hiring Solutions works with Brotherhood Mutual Insurance which has been providing insurance exclusively to churches and related ministries for more than 90 years.

Screen Church Staff
Affiliated with Christianity Today magazine.

Shepherd’s Watch
Recommended by Guide One, the Insurance Company of the New York Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church.


AGENCY: Office of Court Administration
Criminal Search Intake Unit
25 Beaver Street
New York, New York 10004
(212) 428-2810
Criminal background records are obtained through name and date of
birth checks.

The Sex Offender Registry hotline is (900)288-3838.

National Sex Offender website

Church Conflict

Web site of JUSTPEACE, which was established by the United Methodist Church but is an independent organization. Free downloads available, including the booklet Engage Conflict Well.

Riverhouse ePress Describes the conflict style inventory and other materials and services created by Ron Kraybill, director of the Conflict Transformation Program of Eastern Mennonite University.

Web site of The Alban Institute, at Duke Divinity School older blog posts about Conflict

Church Sign Websites

GodSpeaks Billboards “signed” by God”

Sayings For Church Signs

Pinterest board of Church Signs

Prayers, Devotions and Meditations for Church Meetings 

A Brief Devotion for Church Council Meetings
Travis Jeffords, Director of Open Door Worship; Jubilee College & Young Adult MinistryAt First United Methodist in Bloomingdale