Jesus said, "Whoever welcomes [a] child ... welcomes me" (Matthew 18:5). Children are our present and our future, our hope, our teachers, our inspiration. They are full participants in the life of the church and in the realm of God.
God calls us to make our churches safe places, protecting children and other vulnerable persons from abuse. God calls us to create communities of faith where children and adults grow safe and strong.
Safe Sanctuaries is our response to this church wide challenge. Click here for the North Georgia Conference policy.
The North Georgia Conference has a contractual relationship with Trak-1, a national company that provides online training for Safe Sanctuaries and background checks for volunteers.
Local congregations can register with Trak-1 (with no registration fee to the church), receive an ID number, and offer access to the Safe Sanctuaries training to their volunteers. Should a volunteer need a background check, there will be instructions for that to be done. Once this is successfully completed, the congregation's Safe Sanctuary administrator will receive word. All records will be housed with Trak-1 and they will send reminders when re-checks are to be done.
The online training available has been created to fill the unique information pertinent to Georgia law and has been provided by Joy Melton, author of all the Safe Sanctuaries resources.
Find a listing of Safe Sanctuaries Trainers by District at the link below:
Associate Director of Connectional Ministries
Safe Sanctuaries Rep. for the NGC
If you are a Safe Sanctuaries Trainer, we have a new PowerPoint presentation that incorporates information on current Georgia laws and other recent updates. Please contact Debby Fox for the updated presentation. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.