Thank you for volunteering to work with our youth! For adults (18 and older), please follow these three steps to complete the Safe Sanctuary process:
All youth volunteers (middle and high school students) must:
Jesus said, "Whoever welcomes a child welcomes me." (Matthew 18:5). Children are our present and our future, our hope, our teachers, our inspiration. They are full participants in the life of the church and in the realm of God.
God calls us to make our churches safe places, protecting children and other vulnerable persons from sexual and ritual abuse. God calls us to create communities of faith where children and adults grow safe and strong. (From The Book of Resolutions of The United Methodist Church. P. 384-386)
In covenant with all United Methodist congregations, Asbury UMC has adopted and implemented a SAFE SANCTUARY POLICY for the prevention of child abuse in our church. Our purpose for establishing this and accompanying procedures is to demonstrate our total and unwavering commitment to the physical, emotional and spiritual safety of all our children, youth, and vulnerable adults.