Do background checks feel like a mystery to you?


MinistrySafe takes the mystery out of background checks and helps MAXIMIZE your results.


Set up a call or request an email from one of our Background Check Consultants. We’ll evaluate your current protocols, explain areas for improvement, and send you competitive pricing.

We Bring Expertise to the Table


Unlike other providers, we’re led by attorneys and child protection experts. When your ministry has legal questions, we stand ready to serve.

Background checks are one element of The 5-Part Safety System.


Protecting children from sexual abuse requires a SYSTEM of interlocking safety efforts.

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Awareness Training

We can’t reduce a risk that we don’t understand.

The single most important step a ministry can take to protect children from sexual abuse is to train ministry workers to understand the problem. When staff members and volunteers have an awareness of the basic characteristics of the sexual abuser, the process by which an abuser selects and prepares a child for abuse, and key indicators of abuse, they are better equipped to recognize and prevent abuse in ministry programs.

Tailored Policies & Procedures

Rooted in the ‘grooming process’ of the offender.

Policies should be rooted in the grooming process of the preferential offender to be truly effective at preventing child sexual abuse. Policies must be succinct, understandable and tailored to ministry programs. Remember, policies are what you do, not what you say you do. 

Skillful Screening Processes & Training

Keeping the wolf out of the sheep pen. 

The Skillful Screening Process encourages an applicant with inappropriate motives to ‘self-select out’ of employee or volunteer pools by utilizing forms and processes meant to elicit a high-risk response. Skillful screening helps intake coordinators and interviewers recognize high-risk responses on applications, reference forms, or during an interview. 

Monitoring & Oversight

Ensuring ongoing child protection compliance. 

Preventing sexual abuse requires a cohesive system of checks and balances designed to operate with efficiency and consistency. 

Criminal Background Checks

Necessary, but NOT a stand-alone screening tool. 

Criminal background checks are no ‘silver bullet’ because more than 90% of sexual abusers have no criminal record to find, and they know it. Notwithstanding this reality, background checks have become a child-serving standard of care. In addition, STAIR STEP, GROOMING and PLEA-DOWN offenses are common, and should be known to ministry screeners. 

Welcome To The Control Panel

Organizing your applicants just got easier 

Rely on the system used by more than 25,000 ministries.

Order, manage and view background checks using software designed for churches and ministries. Simple. Efficient. Seamless.

We built a background check experience tailored for ministry volunteers.

Volunteers have full lives outside of their volunteer service. We designed the end user’s experience to be simple and quick, improving turnaround time and volunteer satisfaction.

Mobile friendly

Automated email reminders

Built-in authorizations and disclosures

Dedicated support team

Choose from seven levels or create a CUSTOM background check
Our searches can combine any or all of the following:

Search more than 650 million criminal records from 50 states

Sex Offender Registry Search

National Security Watchlist

Social Security Number Match

County of Residence

Federal Court Criminal Search

State Records Search (varies by state)

Reports are simple and straightforward
Screening personnel can quickly review reports and identify ‘hits’ or information warranting further action.
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*Though Gregory Love and Kimberlee Norris are attorneys, the information and Training provided
by MinistrySafe is not intended as legal advice and should not be relied upon as legal counsel.