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Safe Sanctuaries Training at Houghton Lake UMC
April 29 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Detroit Conference Protection Training
What is the purpose of this training?
Reducing the risk of physical injury, sexual and physical abuse at all events or programming sponsored by the United Methodist Church for all persons – children, youth and vulnerable persons.
What does the D.C. Conference Protection Policy cover?
The Detroit Conference Policy covers all district, conference and agencies programs or events of the United Methodist Church.
Which leaders, in our church, should take this training?
Leaders or workers (volunteers or paid staff) in your church that participate in the following programming/events:
Volunteers in Mission, Saginaw Bay District Events for Children and/or Youth, including 2017 Saginaw Bay District Mission Trip, Detroit Conference Events for Children and/or Youth. Childcare Attendants for District or Conference Events, including the events of the United Methodist Women or Men.
Important: This training is also for leaders in your church that have adopted the Detroit Conference Protection Policy Training to abide by YOUR local church protection policy.
How did this protection policy come about?
The 1996 General Conference of the United Methodist Church approved a resolution that called upon local churches and annual conferences to institute policies and procedures to reduce the risk of child sexual abuse in our church and church related activities. The goal is to maintain a safe, secure, loving place where children, youth and vulnerable adults where those who care for them may administer to their needs in responsible ways.
Our Commitment to our Baptism Vows
Through Baptism we renounce the spiritual forces of wickedness and reject evil powers of this world. We will surround all vulnerable persons, God’s children & youth with a community of love that they may grow in their trust of God. The faith community of the church lays the foundation for them to grow to be disciples of Jesus Christ. The occurrence of abuse or neglect within the household of God breaks this covenant. Sadly, abuse or neglect remains a reality in today’s society.
The following trainings are free and available for all adults and youth over 16 years old:
To register for one of these trainings below, please contact the trainer –
Melene Wilsey – Saginaw Bay District of UMC – Ministry Education Facilitator
989-839-4798 (cell) or email@example.com.
Questions are welcome too!
Prior to coming to the training, please view or print the Detroit Conference Protection Training on the Saginaw Bay District Web-site. Paperwork will be available at the training.