The main purpose of a Safe Church Policy (SCP) is to create and maintain a safe and secure environment that nurtures physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being of all children, youth, and vulnerable persons involved in church programs or functions.
A second purpose is to provide accountability and protection for all persons, paid and volunteer, who have contact with children, youth, or vulnerable persons.
Screening and following the policy provides some guidelines and also shows we are doing due diligence, following insurance guidelines, and it may minimize legal liability.
Each time a child is baptized we are reminded of these words of Jesus Christ: “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.” (Mark 10:14) Any forms of abuse will not be tolerated.
**Please see the PDF file that outlines our Safe Church Policy**