WHY HAVE A SAFE CHURCH POLICY?
Not everyone gets excited about policies. However, having a policy for our church is one of the most loving things we as a community can do. A Safe Church policy is a safe guard for us, helping to ensure the safety of every single person all of whom are made in the very image of God. In addition, policies help us to honor and protect those who are most vulnerable among us, who are most at risk of being taken advantage of by people who misuse authority. Children are seen a vulnerable because of their size and development. Adults too have various kinds of vulnerabilities – including disabilities, life situations, or cultural differences, to name a few.
Having safe church policies (also called abuse prevention policies) in place shows that we value one another. Policies help to reduce risk and create a nurturing environment to worship and grow in faith while reducing the risk of abuse.
We invite you to view our policy below.