Safe Church Training
As Christians, we live in a covenant relationship with God and with one another. Through the Sacrament of Holy Baptism, we enter into a sacred covenant in which we pledge to live lives that “seek and serve Christ in all persons,” and to “respect the dignity of every human being.” Because incidents of violence, hatred, and sexual misconduct occur in our world, the Church must maintain ethical and moral standards that clearly communicate what is, and what is not, acceptable behavior on the part of those called to Church leadership. Pastoral leadership in the Christian Church is a calling that demands the highest standards of moral integrity and personal responsibility. Leadership is a gift of the Spirit that can be effectively exercised only in an environment of trust. Where there is no trust, there can be no community. Since trust is so fundamental to the well-being of the Christian community, Christian people have the right to expect that their leaders, both lay and ordained, understand and are committed to standards of behavior that are trustworthy.
Safeguarding God's People (SAFE Church) training will help you to develop appropriate teaching, caring and mentoring relationships which are based in trust and the promises that we make in the Baptismal Covenant. This training will prepare you so that you can create relationships and environments where you can Make, Equip, and Send Mature Disciples.
For upcoming Safeguarding God's People (Safe Church)
Training Classes, please view the EDUSC Calendar and
look for "Safeguarding God's People (Safe Church)
To schedule a training class, call Julie Derrick at 803-771-7800 x 105 or email her at [email protected].
To renew your Safeguarding God's People (Safe Church) Certificate online:
Currently, Safeguarding God's People (SAFE church) training needs to be renewed every 5 years. (3 years if you are an Eucharistic visitor.) If you've already had a face-to-face training, please send Julie Derrick at the Diocesan House an email at [email protected]. Please include in the email your congregation, a good contact phone number, your best email address, and any change of address since your last training class. This will allow us to set you up as an online user and email the login, site link and user instructions to you. If you would like to call with additional questions, you can reach Julie Derrick at 803-771-7800 x105.