SUMC adopted a Safe Sanctuaries Policy in 2011, and transitioned to a Ministry Safe policy in 2015. The purpose of this policy is to make our church a safe place for children to be, and for members and visitors to feel that children are safe when they are left in their Sunday School classes, nurseries, or at other events.
This policy serves to protect and inform volunteers who work with Children, Youth, and Vulnerable Adults.
This policy serves as a minimum standard to be upheld by staff and volunteers for all ministries and activities at SUMC. The Central Texas Conference requires that we provide adequate adult supervision at District and Conference Events and Ministries attended by Children, Youth, and Vulnerable Adults.
The steps to complete the training program are:
Fill out the employee/volunteer safety application & reference form
Pass background check
Complete online training sent to you after filling out application
Complete an in person interview
Reference Check Forms, Policies, Paperwork and Training Material below:
Salado UMC Ministry Safe Policy
SUMC Employee/Volunteer application and background check
Background Check Renewal Form
Employee/Volunteer Statements and Agreed Code of Conduct
Report of Suspected incident of Abuse Accident Report Form
Questions regarding the Salado United Methodist Church Safe Sanctuary Policy may be directed to the Ministry Safe Committee, the Pastor, or the Director of Nurture