Beginning January 1, 2020, Safe Sanctuaries will move to Safe Gatherings. To learn more about the transition, including Frequently Asked Questions, click on our transition communication.
Safe Sanctuaries Information
After January 1, 2020, new applicants should pursue certification through Safe Gatherings (see above)
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.
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
3. Contact information
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.