Since 2009 every local church in the Baltimore-Washington Conference has been required to develop and implement a SAFE SANCTUARIES 5-2017. This plan must be reviewed and updated periodically. To view all articles on Safe Sanctuaries visit the BWC Ministry Toolbox.

The Baltimore-Washington Conference is committed to ensuring that all children, youth and vulnerable adults involved in conference ministries may participate in an environment that is safe and secure. To that end, all churches are required to have a Safe Sanctuaries Plan and to have anyone who works with children and youth fill out the Sexual Misconduct Questionnaire.

This online class is designed to help each local church maintain a current Safe Sanctuary Policy and for local youth leaders and for parents to understand the policy. The class is great for both training your congregation’s Safe Sanctuary team and for helping new volunteers who work with children and youth understand the importance and basics of creating a safe environment for children, youth, vulnerable adults, staff and volunteers at your church.

Those who successfully complete the quiz, will receive a certificate that may be printed and submitted to the Safe Sanctuaries team to demonstrate understanding. If you want to preview the e-course without logging in click here. To Start the Online Training click the Safe Sanctuaries image.

Safe Sanctuaries - BWC Online Training