November 12- Pine Forest UMC, Dublin
What is Safe Sanctuaries?
Safe Sanctuaries is the name commonly given by local United Methodist Annual Conferences and local churches to their individual efforts to make conference, district, and local church programs welcoming and safe for children and youth.
What will this workshop cover?
The training day will be broken down into two sections: Basic Safe Sanctuaries & Safe Sanctuaries Next Steps. If you have already attended a basic training you are more than welcome to join us after lunch. Or even if you have been but would like a refresher course we welcome you for the whole day. The following explains what will be covered in each section.
The Basic Safe Sanctuaries section will focus on:
· Best practices (screenings, off campus trips, overnight trips, mentoring/confirmation).
· Ministries to children and youth with special needs.
· Shepherding programs for offenders.
· Risks related to emerging technologies.
10:30 a.m. Section 1: Basic Safe Sanctuaries
Noon Lunch on Your Own
1:00 p.m. Section 2: Safe Sanctuaries Next Steps
3:00 p.m. Staff Available for Questions/Consultations
If you are working on your local church Safe Sanctuaries Policy and need assistance and/or training, please contact Rev. Doreen Smalls at the South Georgia Conference Office of Connectional Ministries. The office number is 888-266-7642 and Doreen's email is firstname.lastname@example.org.