Leadership Resources

Safe Sanctuaries

Safe Sanctuaries is an overt expression in making congregations safe places where children, youth and elders may experience the abiding love of God and fellowship within the community of faith.

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November 12, 2014

Safe Sanctuaries Logos

Logos to use in your print and online promotional materials

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Safe Sanctuaries Logos
June 23, 2014

Traveling with Youth: Abuse Prevention Strategies

An article that outlines Safe Sanctuaries guidelines for traveling with youth. Useful information for trip leaders as they prepare and […]

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Training Downloads
June 23, 2014

Supervising Youth Events

A document that gives guidelines for Safe Sanctuaries during events that involve youth. Helpful for planners and leaders of youth […]

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Training Downloads
June 16, 2014

Annual Conference Contacts

Annual Conference contacts for Safe Sanctuaries.

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Annual Conference Contacts
August 28, 2012

Background Checks

Background checks allow us to know who is working with our children, youth, and vulnerable adults, and give us a […]

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Background Checks
February 15, 2012

Elder Abuse: Older Adults in the Church

Read a sample chapter of Joy Thornburg Melton's latest title, Safe Sanctuaries: The Church Responds to Abuse, Neglect and […]

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Elder Abuse
November 18, 2011

When the Unimaginable Happens

Tragically, it happens even in the safest, most trusted of places. Don't be caught saying, "I wish I'd […]

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Reporting Abuse
November 17, 2011

When the Unimaginable Happens

God calls us to make our churches safe places, a haven for children and other vulnerable people. 

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Training Downloads
September 10, 2010

Elder Abuse Fact Sheet

Elder abuse refers to intentional or neglectful acts by a caregiver or "trusted" individual that lead to, or may lead […]

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Elder Abuse
September 10, 2010

Elder Abuse: The Role of Church Leaders

By Richard H. Gentzler, Jr., D.Min.

In a society that does not value aging and growing older, people can become indifferent to the needs and well-being […]

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Elder Abuse
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