Safe Sanctuaries

Missouri United Methodists affirm that all children, youth and vulnerable adults have the right to safe sanctuary. Therefore, Missouri United Methodists are determined to provide an environment in which these persons are safe from neglect or abuse. The provision of safe sanctuary applies to all staff and volunteers, clergy or lay, who have direct or indirect contact with children or youth in conference and/or district sponsored events. The Safe Sanctuaries Certification Authority along with the Missouri Conference Mission Council is responsible for the Safe Sanctuaries policy and procedures. Each conference and/or district ministry involving children, youth, or vulnerable adults follows these policy and procedures.

New Safe Sanctuaries processes click here for more information

1. Online Training

To start online training you must contact contact your local church safe sanctuaries coordinator (LCA) You must complete the entire certification process through the internet. Pastors who need to complete the training must contact the Conference Safe Sanctuaries Office.

2. Check Conference Certification Status

Click here for Certification Status

3. Contact information

Safe Sanctuaries Office
3601 Amron Court
Columbia, MO 65202

Phone 573-441-1770
Email Safe Sanctuaries

The Safe Sanctuaries program is a process developed to train and certify persons as safe workers with children and youth in Missouri Conference ministries. The policies were adopted in 1999, in response to God's call to welcome all children and to protect them from the devastating effects of child abuse.