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Challenge Yourself in 2018

Monday, February 12th, 2018

We know you’re busy! But the new year brings a chance for new opportunities, church and organization growth, and updated best practices. In that spirit, we challenge you in the next two weeks to take one FREE online training course. Then, challenge your co-worker or someone in your ministry group to take a course! Why? […]

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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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7 Courses Available in Spanish

Monday, September 11th, 2017

CongregationU has 7 courses available in Spanish … and more are in the works! Here are the courses available today in Spanish:   1. Active Shooter Situations in Church Settings 2. Avoiding Slips, Trips. and Falls 3. Bloodborne Pathogens Awareness 4. Bullying in the Church Work and Volunteer Environment 5. Fire Safety Awareness and Prevention […]

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Protecting and Securing Your Church

Tuesday, May 23rd, 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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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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