Safe Sanctuary Policy

Aldersgate United Methodist Church (AUMC) believes that all persons are significant to the growth of God’s kingdom and should have the opportunity to worship, to learn, and to serve in a safe and protected environment. We seek to provide an environment that is physically, emotionally, and spiritually safe for all persons who enter our doors, especially children, youth, and vulnerable adults. We therefore are committed to maintaining an environment where children, youth, and vulnerable adults are protected from abuse and in which church staff, teachers, volunteers, and other caregivers are protected from potential allegations of abuse. To achieve these goals of preventing abuse, and the unfounded assertion of abuse, the following policy has been developed.

Employee Screening Checklist

This form is used by the church administrator for record keeping purposes

Covenant Statement

A pledge to support and adhere to Aldersgate’s Safe Sanctuary Policy. To be completed once by all volunteers and staff.

Reference Check Form

Form to be completed when hiring staff by interviewer

Authorization for Background Check

This forms authorizes a background check. To be completed if not using the online service by all volunteers and staff.

Employment Application

This form is to be completed by anyone applying for a staff position

Interview Evaluation

Form to be completed when hiring staff by interviewer

Volunteer Screening Checklist

This form is used by the church administrator for record keeping purposes

Volunteer Application

This form is to be completed by anyone interested in volunteering at Aldersgate

Help! I’m having trouble…

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