Safe Sanctuaries is an overt expression in making congregations safe places where children, youth, and elders may experience the abiding love of God and fellowship within the community of faith.
The General Conference of The United Methodist Church in April 1996 adopted a resolution aimed at reducing the risk of abuse of children and youth in the church. Additionally, all churches in WNCC are required to have up-to-date and active Safe Sanctuaries practices. Thus, in covenant with all United Methodist congregations, we adopt this policy for the prevention of abuse of the children and youth in our church.
At Crossfire UMC, our children are precious! We follow reasonable safety measures in the selection and recruitment of workers; we implement prudent operational procedures in all programs and events; we educate all our children and youth workers regarding the use of all appropriate policies and methods, and we have a clearly defined procedure for reporting a suspected incident of abuse that conforms to the requirements of state law.