Safe Church: Screening Volunteers

The first time I helped create a Safe Church Policy (called a Child Protection Policy at that time) I was still in seminary.  In the years since, I have been involved in the drafting, implementing, evaluating, and updating of such policies in many congregations. While I am thankful that nearly every church now has such a policy, I am troubled that the number is less than 100%.  I am also concerned by stories of churches that have such policies but don't follow them or regularly make Read More …