Nursery Labels: A Security Measure

Nursery Labels: A Security Measure

Recently we've had a number of new families attending our church and bringing their kids to nursery. One more than one occasion, the nursery  team member serving during Sunday School has forgotten a kid's name and can't tell the next nursery team member anything about the child. Not a good scenario. So, we decided to go with Nursery labels. We used ChurchNursery.com and have been completely impressed with the service. We explained our main goal for the labels, and were given suggestions … [Read more...]

Getting Started with a Check in System

Getting Started with a Check in System

We've officially made a move towards getting started with a check-in system.   This week, I introduced the concept to parents with a very simple sign in/sign out system for our elementary aged kids. I made a Chart which has the child's name and a place for parents to sign them in and out. I was a little nervous because I hadn't "prepared" any parents for this change -- no formal announcment or anything. As they dropped their kids off, I just walked up and said, "We're starting a new … [Read more...]

Check In System: When Do We Need One?

Check In System: When Do We Need One?

  What Do We Need? Security is a huge issue for churches and parents alike. Parents want to know that their kids will be safe when they leave them for a service. Many churches are now requiring volunteers to have criminal and child abuse clearances before working with kids (a smart move). What other security systems are needed? What about check in systems? If you are a small church (one of those “everyone knows everyone”), is a check-in system really essential? Is it insulting to the … [Read more...]