We believe that it is not enough to say that we want to keep children safe. Safe Sanctuary is a policy that promotes child safety. All adult leaders in our church are required to certify that they are familiar with the policy and will follow it when working with children and youth in the church.
Safe Sanctuary certification is a two-step process. First, you must complete a form authorizing the church to order a background check. Click here to see the form, then print it, complete it and return it to the church office.
Second, adult volunteers must show that they are familiar with the policy annually by completing a short training session and answering a few questions. Training sessions are available as needed. Please contact the church office for more information.
Click here to see the Safe Sanctuary policy for First UMC Palestine.