Safety in the Church Resources
While misconduct is a rare occurrence in the church, it is important, indeed vital, for congregations to take steps to make Christ's church a safe community for all who join, visit, or participate.
These guides, developed by United Church of Christ Parish Life and Leadership, offer assistance to local congregations seeking to develop, establish, and maintain safe church policies and practices.
- More Help. The Time is Now!
- This eighteen page guide provides a structured process for developing abuse prevention policies on an accelerated four month schedule. It relies on Making Our Church Safe for All and Safe Sanctuaries: Reducing the Risk of Child Abuse in the Church. (Click here for the PDF)
- Making Our Churches Safe for All: An Introduction to Abuse Prevention for Local Churches
- This thirty-two page guide provides a less structured, more comprehensive process for developing safe church guidelines. (Click here for the PDF)
- Making Our Churches Safe
- This section of the UCC national web site is the storage location of the resources listed above, and should be checked for new or updated materials. (Click here for the web link)