Becoming Part of Children's Ministry

Child Safety at Trinity

At Trinity we've been blessed with many children and young people, and so we have many opportunities for loving service as well as great responsibilities.  If you are new to our congregation, we would like you to know that at Trinity... 

We believe children are special in God's sight, a precious gift made in His own image
We believe in promoting healthy relationships between adults and children. 
We believe that protecting children is an adult’s responsibility. 
We believe in preventing and responding to abuse with training and accountability.
We highly value the role that loving, godly adults have in discipling and nurturing children  
We appreciate the ways children bless adults in the church. 
We take seriously our covenant responsibility to assist parents in the Christian nurture of our covenant children.

Because of this, we have instituted/developed/created thoughtful and thorough child protection policies, approved by our Session.




  • highly value the role that loving, godly adults have in discipling and nurturing children 
  • appreciate the ways children bless adults in the church. 
  • take seriously our covenant responsibility to assist parents in the Christian nurture of our covenant children.
  • believe in promoting healthy relationships between adults and children. 
  • believe that protecting children is an adult’s responsibility. 
  • believe in preventing and responding to abuse with training and accountability.
  • say something about "special" children??

Our child protection policies, approved by our Session (leadership?), provide more information about how children are protected at Trinity as well as the requirements for adults who want to serve in any children/s youth ministries.
Philosophy of care is rigorous--we go the extra mile because each child is important to us. 
Mary Schuelke



Next Steps for Parents:
  • Fill out Form: 
       Children's Ministries Information Form (Ages 2-2nd grade)



Next Steps for Volunteers:
  • Carefully Read:
       Trinity’s Child Protection Policy, Procedures, and Code of Conduct 
        (Does the policy say 6 mos?

  • Fill out Forms: 
       Reference Request Form (Forms should say to take to office when completed)
       Permission to Obtain a Background Check 

  • Get Trained! 
       Child Protection (available on-line) and Building Safety.

  • Talk with Our Christian Education Coordinator
       Arlene:




Have more questions?   

For more info about our nursery, talk with Claire Janson, 

For more info about Sunday School, talk with Arlene Compton.
 
For more info about Children's Worship, talk with Debra McLemore.

Adults volunteers are needed in nursery, Sunday School, and Children's Worship.
Teen volunteers are needed in nursery and Children's Worship.






Schedule a time to talk with Arlene Compton about your life as a Christian and working with children. Before you meet with her, carefully read Trinity’s Child Protection Policy, Procedures, and Code of Conduct, available below, and prepare to sign the Consent Form indicating that you have read and agree to the policy and will hold others accountable.


Fill out the Reference Request Form and a Permission to Obtain a Background Check Form. Return those forms to the office.


Take the required Child Protection training, either at a Trinity event or on-line (information here), and return the certificate of completion to the office to request reimbursement of the on-line training fee. Take the Trinity Building Safety Training (given as needed by Arlene).

 
Child Safety at Trinity

Children are special in God’s sight, a precious gift made in His own image. At Trinity we highly value the role that loving, godly adults have in discipling and nurturing children and we appreciate the ways children bless adults in the church. We take seriously our covenant responsibility to assist parents in the Christian nurture of our covenant children.

We believe in promoting healthy relationships between adults and children. We believe that protecting children is an adult’s responsibility. We believe in preventing and responding to abuse with training and accountability.

These child protection policies, approved by our Session, provide more information about how children are protected at Trinity as well as the requirements for adults who want to serve in any children/s youth ministries.




Child Protection Plan:

These child protection policies, approved by our Session, provide more information about how children are protected at Trinity as well as the requirements for adults who want to serve in any children/s youth ministries.

Becoming Part of Children's Ministries at Trinity

Child Protection Plan

Child Protection Procedures

Child Protection Code of Conduct



Child Protection On-Line Training

If you have questions or would like further information, please contact Christian Education Coordinator Arlene Compton (arlene.compton@gmail.com).


Please note that background checks and CPP training need to be repeated every three years and building safety/review/signing of Trinity’s child protection documents is required yearly.

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