Safe Sanctuaries®

As a conference, we are committed to the physical, emotional and spiritual safety of everyone God has entrusted into our care – including children, youth and vulnerable adults.

As such, we strive to provide educational resources to assist local congregations in the recruitment, training and supervision of leaders who work with these populations.

If you have a question about Safe Sanctuaries®, Michelle Moore at michelle.moore@arumc.org  or Pamela Snider at pamela.snider@arumc.org.

“Our research consistently shows that how a church treats children is one of the keys to drawing and retaining new families.  Sadly, churches expose themselves to all kinds of potential problems by failing to screen the people who will have contact with and responsibility for the children of strangers during church events.  There is a level of trust that newcomers as well as long-time members place in the capacity of a church to provide comprehensive care for their children.” – George Barna