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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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Check out our updated course list

Wednesday, August 31st, 2016

Have you looked at our course list lately? We are adding courses right and left to expand the possibilities for congregations across the country. All of these courses are included with the course bundle, which is an extremely cost-effective way to train all of your congregants. Most recently, we’ve added the following courses: Capital Campaigns […]

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Putting out the Flames

Friday, August 5th, 2016

There have been several church fires in the news lately. Some of them involve empty churches, and in those cases no one was hurt. But any church fire has the potential to cost lives and damage property. Are you prepared for a church fire? Do you have measures in place to notify people, emergency personnel, […]

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An interesting take

Monday, July 11th, 2016

“What Do You Preach After a Week Like This?” It’s a question posed by Christianity Today to several church pastors about the recent shootings in our country. Read it here.

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CongregationU: Course Builder Introduction

Friday, June 24th, 2016

Wouldn’t it be great if you could… replace printed information and outdated training handbooks with customized training? Train, test, and track employees and volunteers easily and cost-effectively? Easily create online courses about topics unique to your church? Train people on their own time, 24/7? With CongregationU, you CAN. Watch this short video to see how!

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Have VBS in Your Church? 9 Ways to Keep Kids Safe

Tuesday, June 21st, 2016

Summer is a really fun time of year in churches, especially when they are buzzing with the excitement of Vacation Bible School. Churches come alive when children and youth are engaged in activities designed especially for them. But with this energy and excitement also comes some added preparation. With so many children and youth running […]

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Congratulations to our winners!

Tuesday, May 24th, 2016

When CongregationU and Safe Gatherings attended the 2016 UMC General Conference, we held a drawing for a free Level 1 bundle to try out our courses. We gave away five bundles, each containing 10 licenses to each of our courses (a $250 value!). Here are the lucky winners: Brittany Watson (Ark.) Rev. Joe MacDonald (N.M.) […]

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CongregationU is on the road!

Wednesday, May 11th, 2016

Are you at the UMC General Conference in Portland this week? We are excited to tell you that we are there! We know that the General Conference is a very important event for many of you, and we are happy to share in that excitement as we get to meet you and discuss your training […]

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Introducing CongregationU: Watch our video

Friday, April 29th, 2016

Take two minutes to view the video below and find out how CongregationU’s e-learning can dramatically impact your church. We’re talking about EVERYONE in your church: staff, clergy, volunteers, and laity. Everyone.

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