Frequently Asked Questions


Q: What is Ministry Shield?
A: Ministry Shield is a background check screening service brought to you by the partnership and combined efforts of ACS Technologies and Verified First. ACS Technologies is your one source for whole church management needs. Verified First is the leading comprehensive background screening processor.


Q: What does a background check consist of?
A: The searches included in a background check will be determined by the package you choose for the screening. Since our packages are available per person searched, you have the ability to change packages as needed if you need a more or less advanced search. View package options here.


Q: How long does a background check take?
A: The time it takes for a background check is completely dependent on the searches requested. However, Ministry Shield’s screenings, run through Verified First, have rapid turnaround time typically delivers results a day or two faster than the industry average reducing your time to hire.


Q: Is personal information stored securely?
A: Absolutely. All results are retained on secure, encrypted servers through Verified First.


Q: How does Ministry Shield confirm results are accurate?
A: All reports are reviewed and confirmed by Verified First’s US-based investigators with decades of experience.


Q: What if I don’t have and/or can’t get the required information from the candidate being screened?
A: No worries! Ministry Shield gives you the option to send background check requests to your potential employees and volunteers so you never have to ask for personal information to complete the screening process.


Q: How much do background checks cost?
A: The cost of the background check is determined by the package selected for the person being screened. We can’t always guarantee the lowest prices, but we promise that our prices are the most competitive for the searches and services provided with each background screening. View package and pricing options here.


Q: Why should I chose Ministry Shield?
Ministry Shield provides your church with the most comprehensive better background checks available. You need to know the screening for key roles in your church is done right and that the results are compliant with federal and local background screening laws. With Ministry Shield’s better background checks, you can be confident that you’re making the best decision in protecting your ministry. See why better background checks matter.


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