“God calls us to make our churches safe places, protecting children and other vulnerable persons from sexual and ritual abuse. God calls us to create communities of faith where children and adults grow safe and strong.”
-The Book of Resolutions of the United Methodist Church – 2000, pp. 180-181
The purpose of this policy is to create an environment at OGUMC where reasonable safety measures are taken to safeguard the physical, spiritual, and emotional welfare of all children and youth who participate in the ministries of OGUMC.
This policy applies to all paid and volunteer staff who participate in OGUMC children and youth programs and ministries, including Church sponsored events held in any off campus location.