Shepherd's Watch PLUS Membership
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Shepherd's Watch Background Checks is your partner in keeping your church safe.

Shepherd's Watch knows the church.

And we love the church, too! We help thousands of churches and organizations keep their kids, youth, and at-risk adults safe. We want to help you too!

Choose us with confidence.
Shepherd's Watch is an off shoot of Group Publishing. We have been providing background reports to churches for more than a decade. Our processes, products, and solutions have made Shepherd's Watch the choice for church background checks.

*To ensure your church is credentialed in a timely manner, it’s important that you fill out the application in its entirety and with accurate information. The most common reason an application is delayed is due to missing and/or incorrect information.

Only available in the United States.
With Shepherd's Watch, you can count on:
  • Federally compliant background checks (FCRA)
  • Free re-certification on all criminal records
  • Free e-Vite to send to applicants and volunteers to securely completed their own background check consents/orders
  • Integration with church management systems
  • No hidden fees!
  • Customer service representatives familiar with church volunteer screening.
With Plus Membership you will receive:
  • Access to run background checks
  • Monthly safety newsletter
  • Videos for volunteer safety training, covering topics like ways to avoid and spot sexual abuse and safety basics for children, youth, and at-risk adults. Send these videos out to your team!
  • Articles and forms to use for your staff and volunteers.

  • PLUS...
  • Spiritual Gifts Discovery: With the easy-to-use online assessment, your volunteers and entire church will discover their own spiritual gifts and better understand how God has uniquely wired them to serve. Plus, you'll know their gifts, too, so you can equip them and plug them in where you need their gifts. The assessment is mobile friendly, too!
    Learn more about Spiritual Gifts Discovery.

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Q: Safe Sanctuary Does this include Safe Sanctuary training for volunteers?
Asked : Oct 17, 2017
By : kbirkhimer, ohio
A: Shepherd's Watch would not include "Safe Sanctuary" training. There are however videos included on child and youth safety and protection. If you have any questions about the content of those, please give our Shepherd's Watch area a call at 1-877-446-3247.
Answered : Oct 17, 2017
By : Samantha
Q: Are these national background checks? I want to make sure that the background checks are greater than the state that our church is located. How many years prior is included in the background check? What is the difference in the Shepherds Watch and Shepherds Watch Plus?
Asked : Sep 22, 2016
By : Sam, Colorado
A: Please go to where you will find information on the Program Options, Pricing Options, and FAQs. Under the Pricing Options you will see the different levels of background checks and what those reports cover. Please click on the Question Mark by each option to see what is included in that option. If you have further questions regarding the programming, please call 1-877-446-3247 or email
Answered : Sep 23, 2016
By : Robin

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