Church-Wide Child Protection Training
- Church-Wide Child Protection Training -
Required for adults & adolescents 16 years and older who volunteer or provide childcare.
It Takes A Village...
Cultivating an atmosphere of awareness and safety for our children takes intentionality, skill, and a community of informed caretakers. Come join us to receive experienced training in the risks Churches face, the means to relegating them, and the gospel that carries us through them.
WHAT THIS IS: At NPC we take the care for our students and children very seriously. This training is part of how we are seeking to equip our congregation, and especially leadership, to skillfully lean into the pervasive challenges of child abuse that exist around us.
WHO CAN WATCH IT: Just about everyone! Through it's geared to equip the adult and student volunteers (16 years and older) within NPC's ministries, we would encourage the adults and more mature students in the congregation to was these videos in order to (1) wisely steward their families, (2) build an environment of education and awareness throughout NPC as a whole, and (3) have a skilled eye to recognize and prevent abuse in our city and communities.
WHO IT'S REQUIRED FOR: Effective January 1st, 2018, all volunteers who work with minors at NPC (nursery, childcare, NPCA, Green Pastures, Stillwater, etc.), as well as the Church leadership (pastors, staff, and officers), will be required to have completed this training, as well as the appropriate written application and background checks. With the new year, if the training videos or any other portion of the application process are left incomplete, a person will be ineligible to volunteer or participate in leadership.
1. Introduction to Child Abuse
Providing a basic background information about abuse and the need for effective child safeguarding within the churh.
2. When Faith Hurts
How abuse affects victims over the course of their life, the hope that the Gospel offers, & the responsibility to care for victims.
3. Offenders in the Church
Why churches are "easy targets," learning common patterns to reduce these advantages, and creating awareness of risks.
4. Minimizing Opportunities for Abuse
What we can do as a church to minimize opportunities and how wise policy an offset the risks.