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MinistrySafe Policy (pdf)
In the United Methodist Church, we strive to provide safe, caring environments for children, youth and the adults who work with them. MinistrySafe is the official abuse prevention system for all churches in the Central Texas Conference.
Each adult volunteer is required to attend a training session and pass the MinistrySafe training before they are allowed to volunteer in areas of the church that serve children and youth. We have many such ministries, including Village activities, mission trips, summer swim lessons, Bryan’s Buddies Respite, Feed our Kids, Project Read, and all other children and youth activities sponsored by our church. You can imagine how many members are involved in all these activities, and therefore, how many members need to have their training credentials updated with this new MinistrySafe program. MinistrySafe includes in-person training, screening, reference checks and an expanded internet-based learning program to fully equip our adults to supervise our children and youth during programs and to enhance our safety margins.
RSVP to Kathy in the church office -
, 817-481-2559 x126. Childcare is provided. Please RSVP your childcare needs to Monica Lackey (
MinistrySafe Requirements - 4 Steps
- Policies and Procedures: Training sessions will be held periodically to make sure all volunteers are trained.
- Screening Process: Face to face interview, application and reference checks
- Sexual Abuse Awareness Training: Online video abuse training. Certificate received upon completion.
- Criminal Background Check: Forms to complete this are available in the church office and at training sessions. Background Checks must be completed every two years. Those who need new checks and updated checks will be required to resubmit paperwork at training or in the church office.
If you have questions about MinistrySafe or need to be certified, please contact Patty Bandy (
or 817-481-2559 x129).
Should you need to contact authorities to report abuse, please visit www.txabusehotline.org