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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
Wouldn’t it be great if you could… replace printed information and outdated training handbooks with customized training?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!
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 […]
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.) […]
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 […]
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.
Dear Friends, Safe Gatherings is a trusted name in screening and training to help protect children, youth, and vulnerable adults, but many of you have expressed a need for training that goes beyond abuse prevention and boundary awareness, and we are responding to your requests. It is with great excitement that I introduce you to our […]