Our Christian Education Board has over the last 6 months been taking steps to implement back ground checks on all who work with children and teens. We love our kids and we love our staff and we want to do everything to serve them both with excellence. In order to ensure the safety of our youth and to protect the church we believe this is a step we need to take. This is a preventative measure and something that has become common in many churches and other institutions working with minors.
Your privacy is of great importance to us, and in order to preserve confidentiality we will have one member of the church Elder Board who will review all background checks. He alone will know names and specific information obtained from the background checks. The entire Elder Board may be consulted if needed, but the name of the individual will remain anonymous.
Whether you have been serving with kids for years or you are considering volunteering we would ask that you do this background check. We are hoping to have everyone who participates in the care at the nursery, teaches Sunday School, helps with youth group, helps with KFJ or in any other capacity works with minors who is of age 13 and older complete this process by the end of the summer.
Once you complete the check, the results will be sent to the Reviewing Elder who will then send you a follow-up email with a link to a video to watch followed by a quiz on the video.
There is no cost to you for doing this and all of the information will remain confidential. You will be able to receive a copy of your background check if you are interested as well.
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If you have any other questions, please feel free to contact Pastor Mark or Pastor Ed