Safe Sanctuary Training
What is Safe Sanctuary? What is Safe Sanctuary? A Ssssset of standards to keep children, youth & vulnerable adults safe in your church
Why: Bible Instructs “Whoever welcomes a little child like this in my name welcomes me,” Jesus said. Luke 18:5
Why: Bible Instructs “Joseph and Mary took him to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord.” Luke 2:22
Why: We Promised Members of the household of faith, I commend to your love and care these children (persons), whom we this day recognize as members of the family of God…
Why: We Promised With God’s help we will so order our lives after the example of Christ, that these children surrounded by steadfast love, may be established in the faith, and confirmed and strengthened in the way that leads to life eternal. The United Methodist Book of Worship, (pages 104-105)
Why: We live in a broken world 1 1 in 4 1 in 6
Why: We Care! We Care!
3 Simple Things Prepare How? Observe Respond
Prepare Workers Background Check ?
Prepare Workers Training
Prepare Facilities Prepare Facilities
Prepare Church: Insurance Incorporation Incorporation
Prepare: Family & Kids May I Please go on the youth retreat?
Observing Prepare Observe Respond
Observe: 2 Adults / Open View Ministry in open view with two adults
Kid’s Quote “Putting children in charge of children invites disaster.” Joy Melton
Responding Prepare Observe Respond
Responding: CPR CPR all ray espond
Call C Kentucky Child Protection 1-800-752-6200 Your District Superintendent 1-270-???-???? all
Pray P ray
Respond R Compassionately Quickly Unified espond
No Cover Up No Secrets!
Summery • Why? – We Care • How? • Prepare • Observe • Respond We Care! Why? How? • Prepare • Observe • Respond
Questions? Tami Coleman Associate Director of Connectional Ministries, Kentucky Conference email@example.com 1-800-530-7236