The Office of Connectional Ministries continues its support of local churches by releasing a new Safe Sanctuaries training video designed to be used as a key part of the volunteer orientation held in each congregation.
“This is a project we have been discussing for several years,” said Dr. Brad Brady, Assistant to the Bishop for Connectional Ministries. “We are delighted that everything has come together so that we can now make this resource available.”
This orientation video will present three brief segments designed to inform volunteers about the basics of Safe Sanctuaries.
“We are very grateful that Allison Lindsey was willing to present this material in a way that is tailor-made for front-line ministry volunteers,” Brady continued. “Allison has been on the Conference Safe Sanctuaries team and a trainer from the beginning. Her experience as a children’s ministry director at Douglas First United Methodist Church adds perspective and credibility to the way she teaches and consults around this important area of ministry.”
Initially, the orientation video will be available on the Safe Sanctuaries page on the conference website (www.sgaumc.org). Church leaders interested in accessing the video may show the orientation video directly from the website or by saving video clips to their computer.
By March 1, the Office of Connectional Ministries plans to have additional instructional segments available online and for the whole package to be available for purchase as a DVD. The additional segments are intended to resource local church Safe Sanctuaries committees with some of the best practices around some of the challenges congregations have faced around faithful implementation.
Watch the conference website and other Conference communication for details on how to order the DVD for use in local church settings.