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Sexual Harassment Training in New York: It’s the Law!

Friday, August 17th, 2018

New York is sending a strong message to its employers about sexual harassment, and this includes churches and faith-based organizations. Some important changes to New York law starting in October affect YOU! Specifically, employers in New York are required to provide sexual harassment training to all employees annually. Employers must provide the training and a […]

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26 Killed and 20 Wounded at Texas Church in Active Shooter Tragedy

Monday, November 6th, 2017

Yesterday morning, at least 26 people were killed and 20 wounded at First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas. The shooter, Devin Kelly, was a 26-year-old former military man who had been discharged for bad conduct. As of this writing, there is no known motive. At CongregationU, we mourn this tragedy as we do the […]

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Clergy and Ministerial Ethics Training Now Available Online

Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017

Clergy members are expected to not only make all of the right decisions, but also have all of the answers. Unethical behavior from a ministerial leader can have a ripple effect that seriously erodes the fabric of an entire congregation. Have your clergy and ministerial leaders reviewed their ethics training lately? CongregationU’s latest course offering tackles […]

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CongregationU Has Your Risk Management Needs Covered

Tuesday, August 8th, 2017

In a church environment, risk management is a team effort. While worship, children’s education, and other activities are happening, there are many people working behind the scenes to ensure everyone is safe, secure, and well-cared-for. How do you make sure all of your team members are on the same page? With CongregationU, you can train […]

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A Wise Investment in your Church’s Future

Tuesday, August 8th, 2017

Learning is not the same today as it was several years ago. Access to technology has changed the landscape of learning, enabling churches to maximize limited resources. With CongregationU, churches and faith-based organizations can train anytime, anywhere! Online training works because it can reach a greater audience in a shorter period of time. No more […]

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Protecting and Securing Your Church

Monday, May 22nd, 2017

For most people, the church represents a place of solace, a family-friendly haven of safety. But similar to other facilities open to the public, a church’s safety can be compromised. Crimes against churches are increasingly prevalent. In case of a security emergency, is your church prepared? CongregationU has two courses available to help clergy, staff, […]

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Tips for your Church Social Media

Tuesday, April 18th, 2017

Social media is a powerful outreach and communication tool, and your church can reach more people than ever before. However, instant technology can have its drawbacks. CongregationU offers a 30-minute online course that will help users develop safe practices when using technology, as well as create effective posts that draw people to your church. This […]

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Ensuring a Safe and Healthy Church Nursery

Tuesday, March 28th, 2017

When families leave their children in your church nursery, they trust that you will not only provide the best possible care, but also that their little ones will be returned to them safe and unharmed. These babies and toddlers might be laughing or they might be crying, but you can take steps to make sure […]

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An Active Shooter in Church

Tuesday, February 7th, 2017

Active shooter situations don’t happen every day. But they do happen—even in places of worship. It’s important that churches are prepared to handle any security emergency. CongregationU has just added a new course, “Active Shooter Situations in Church Settings,” available for everyone in your congregation. This 45-minute online course: Is based on the Run-Hide-Fight protocol […]

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Are you up-to-date on harassment compliance?

Tuesday, January 10th, 2017

Harassment is not just illegal; it can create an uncomfortable, threatening, and unpleasant environment for all people within a workplace. Sexual harassment happens in all environments, including the church workplace. For a church, a public sexual harassment lawsuit can have far-reaching consequences: decreased morale, attendance, productivity, and work quality, and damaged reputations. It’s a new […]

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Creating an Inclusive Church

Friday, November 18th, 2016

It’s the time of year when some of the most beautiful landscapes are on display, from the colors of the autumn leaves to the hints of frost. In some places, snowflakes are already falling. Despite its beauty, the change of seasons can create a hardship for many churchgoers, especially the elderly and disabled. Does your […]

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Running a Capital Campaign?

Tuesday, October 18th, 2016

No matter what type of capital campaign your church wants to develop, it always starts with a vision. What is your church’s goal? A new facility, major building repair, or significant equipment purchase? The success of a capital campaign is directly related to the commitment, expertise, and effectiveness of the committee leaders—as well as the […]

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