Safe Sanctuaries

We have a detailed safe sanctuary policy that we use at this church. If you would like to know more, please contact the church. Below is a overview of the policy.

Purpose

Our congregation’s purpose for establishing this Abuse Prevention Policy and accompanying procedures is to demonstrate our absolute and unwavering commitment to the physical safety and spiritual growth of all our children, youth, and vulnerable adults.

Statement of Covenant

Therefore, as a Christian community of faith and a United Methodist congregation:

  • We pledge to conduct the ministry of the gospel of Jesus Christ in ways that assure the safety and spiritual growth of all of our children, youth, and vulnerable adults;
  •  We will follow reasonable safety measures in recruiting and selecting workers for ministry programs;
  •  We will provide training for workers and use appropriate procedures in conducting programs and events for children, youth, and vulnerable adults; and,
  • We will have clearly defined procedures for reporting a suspected incident of abuse that conform to the requirements of state law and for responding to potential media inquiries if an incident occurs.