Safe Sanctuaries Policy


When the crowd tried to keep the children away from Jesus, he was quick to respond, "Let the children come to me." Jesus taught that children were to be included and provided for within the community of faith. Today, the church may be the only place where some children find the unconditional love and care they so desperately need to grow and thrive. As Christians, we must take our responsibilities to our children very seriously. We fail in our responsibilities if we neglect to take adequate precautions against abuse in our churches. It is unlikely that we can completely prevent child abuse in every situation, but it is possible for us to greatly reduce the risk by following a thorough practical policy of prevention. This policy attempts to do just that for the Conference agencies that deal with children, youth and vulnerable adults. It is based on our understanding of the widespread problem of abuse throughout our country.

How-to-do TRAK-1 background check clearances

Click here to begin applying for a background check

Safe Sanctuaries Trainings in the Conference

Once you receive the email click on the Training Program (that is highlighted) and follow the instructions to obtain the Child Protection background check through Trak – 1 Technologies.  Remember your username and password. This information will allow you access to your Trak-1 account at all times.  Payment is based on a self pay model by Credit card through the Trak-1 website.  Child Protection Background Check: $14.51


Screening Procedures


Internet Safety

Responding to and Reporting Abuse

Safe Sanctuaries Resources

Volunteer Application (sample)

Employment Application (sample)