Make Your Church a Safer Place

1) Background Checks
Perform a background check on all volunteers and staff members. Insurance companies suggest renewing background screenings every few years. Denton Baptist Association provides 10 free background checks for each member church.                                                                

2) No Tolerance Policy
Create a no tolerance policy for all staff and volunteers that addresses the actions that will be taken for accusations and/or convictions for sexual misconduct.

3) Certification Requirement for Workers
Develop a certification process for all children and youth workers. This might include watching a training video and taking a test to spot sexual predators. Ministry Safe provides this type of training.

4) Church Staff Policies
Institute policies for your church staff and volunteers that guard against being alone with a member of the opposite sex.