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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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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

Safe Sanctuaries Annual Conference Contacts

Visit your annual conference's Safe Sanctuaries website for more information about your conference's Safe Sanctuaries programs. […]

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March 10, 2017

Safe Sanctuaries General Guidelines and Policies

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

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March 9, 2017

Safe Sanctuaries Youth Events Policies

These sample policies help organizers of events where youth are participants. The Traveling with Youth guidelines provide best […]

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March 9, 2017

Safe Sanctuaries Known Sexual Offender Guidelines

Download this PDF Covenant of Participation SAMPLE for known sexual offenders. (updated Oct 2015)

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March 2, 2017

Inclusiveness and Hospitality

Our faith calls us to offer hospitality and protection to all children and youth as well as to those who […]

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February 22, 2017

Safe Sanctuaries Youth Covenants

Download this SAMPLE Safe Sanctuaries Youth Conduct Covenant and Parent/Guardian agreement. (updated Oct 2015)

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December 13, 2016

Safe Sanctuaries Annual Conference Contacts

Visit your annual conference's Safe Sanctuaries website for more information about your conference's Safe Sanctuaries programs. […]

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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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