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Safe Sanctuaries

Safe Sanctuaries is an overt expression in making congregations safe places where children, youth, and elders may experience the abiding love of God and fellowship within the community of faith. Read More . . .

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New & Noteworthy:

December 29, 2009

How to Begin Developing and Updating a Safe Sanctuaries® Policy

The process of developing a Safe Sanctuaries® Policy in your congregation is not complicated. These 10 steps will guide you […]

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June 16, 2014

Annual Conference Contacts

Annual Conference contacts for Safe Sanctuaries.

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October 22, 2015

Safe Sanctuaries General Guidelines and Policies

These documents offer general guidelines and sample policies for Safe Sanctuaries. (updated Oct 2015)

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June 27, 2016

Sexual Misconduct at Church: What every member should know

To eradicate sexual harassment and misconduct in The United Methodist Church, every member of every congregation must get involved. View […]

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May 27, 2016

Safe Sanctuaries Video: Best Practices

We are the church, which means we want to offer grace, peace and acceptance to all people, and it is […]

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May 27, 2016

Safe Sanctuaries Video: Background Checks

Background Checks are vital in creating healthy boundaries and accountability in our congregations. How do Background Checks  […]

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May 27, 2016

Safe Sanctuaries Video: Policies, Guidelines and Procedures

Policies, Guidelines, and Procedures are vital in creating healthy boundaries and accountability in our congregations. How do Policies, […]

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May 27, 2016

Safe Sanctuaries Video: Training Leaders

Training Leaders is vital in creating healthy boundaries and accountability in our congregations. How does the quality of training […]

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May 27, 2016

Safe Sanctuaries Video: Protecting Vulnerable Adults

Protecting Vulnerable Adults is vital in creating healthy boundaries and accountability in our congregations? How do we work to Protect […]

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May 27, 2016

Safe Sanctuaries Video: Mandatory Reporting

Mandatory Reporting are vital in creating healthy boundaries and accountability in our congregations. How do mandatory reporters work to […]

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May 27, 2016

Safe Sanctuaries Video: Registered Sex Offenders

Understanding the participation of Registered Sex Offenders is vital in creating healthy boundaries and accountability in our congregations. How does […]

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May 27, 2016

Safe Sanctuaries Video: Healthy Social Media Guidelines

Healthy Social Media Guidelines are vital in creating healthy boundaries and accountability in our congregations. How do Social Media […]

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