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  • Churches ramp up background checks to ensure safety

    by Aaron Earls, posted Tuesday, January 08, 2019 (10 days ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- As churches become aware of potential safety issues, more are signing up for background check services through LifeWay Christian Resources' OneSource program.

    "The numbers have increased dramatically since we began our relationship with," said LifeWay's Jennie Morris. "On average, we add 160 customers a month."

    Since January 2009, more than 16,000 customers have conducted more than 320,000 screenings with through the LifeWay OneSource program. In 2018, more than 1,800 new churches signed up for the program. Read More

  • More churches seeing need for volunteer screening

    by Aaron Earls, posted Thursday, January 07, 2016 (3 years ago)

    Graphic by LifeWay
    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Nearly half of the background checks requested by churches through LifeWay's program with reveal some type of criminal offense.

    Most of those are minor incidents such as speeding tickets, but 21 percent of inquiries discovered misdemeanors or more serious crimes, LifeWay's Jennie Taylor said.

    Since 2008, when LifeWay began its relationship with, more than 11,300 churches and religious organizations have conducted nearly 230,000 background ... Read More

  • More churches using background checks

    by Aaron Earls, posted Wednesday, October 15, 2014 (4 years ago)

    NASHVILLE -- An estimated 1-in-5 background checks processed through LifeWay Christian Resources' program with reveals a conviction of a felony or other serious offense.

    This may be part of the reason why a growing number of churches use background checks as a way to better protect children and others involved in ministry. Read More