The Office of Connectional Ministries continues to partner with local churches throughout South Georgia to provide updated resources and assist in training volunteers and Safe Sanctuaries teams.  The following training videos are designed to be used within a training event or could be watched by volunteers at home, provided that documentation by the volunteer has been signed verifying they have watched the video and received and studied your church’s Safe Sanctuaries policy.

Volunteer Training: (34 minutes)
Presenter: Allison Lindsey: Associate Director, Office of Connectional Ministries, formerly the Programming/Children’s Director Douglas FUMC

The volunteer orientation is designed for your volunteer training. This provides an overview of the minimum standards, the basic supervisory procedures and explanations as to why these components are in place and how they provide the layers of protection to reduce the risk of an allegation arising in your church. 

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Safe Sanctuaries Training Video - When an Allegation Occurs (17 minutes)

Presenter: Dr. Brad Brady: Former Director, Office of Connectional Ministries

This segment walks you through the process of how to handle an allegation should it arise within the life of your church. 

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Safe Sanctuaries Training Video - Cyber Safety (18 minutes)
Presenter: Jim Towson, serving in Children’s Ministry, former Associate Director Life Span Ministries, Office of Connectional Ministries

Jim Towson presents our newest element to our training on Cybersafety. This presentation can be used for volunteers or Safe Sanctuaries teams and provides a look into the Internet and social media and the dangers that can surface through the use of technology.  Also presented is an understanding of how our churches are using this same technology for outreach and ministry and issues to be aware of in preventing misuse of this technology becoming a Safe Sanctuaries concern.

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Safe Sanctuaries Training Video - Shepherding (13 minutes)

Presenter: Dr. Brad Brady: Former Director, Office of Connectional Ministries

This segment focuses on Shepherding.  Some of our local churches are now facing Registered Sexual Offenders attending their churches. The Shepherding video offers a structured means to allowing an individual with a criminal conviction as a sexual offender (in certain cases) to worship and be a part of a congregation with necessary and proper boundaries put into place. 

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