Safe Sanctuary

Four Oaks United Methodist Church is committed to conducting our ministry so that children, youth and adults will be safe to grow spiritually. We further commit to demonstrating the love of Jesus Christ so that each person will be “surrounded by steadfast love,…established in the faith, and confirmed and strengthened in the way that leads to life eternal” (Baptismal covenant II, United Methodist Hymnal, p.44). We strive to fulfill this commitment to prevent abuse and neglect of our children and youth through preventive measures, reporting, education and training.

In-person training is required for all volunteers every 4 years; this training will be offered on site.

On the years in-person training is not required, each volunteer must complete the online renewal process by August 31 via the church website. Training completed May-August will be valid until August 31 of the following year. Training completed September-April will be valid until August 31 of the current year. 

To complete the “online renewal process”:

  •Read the Policy, Nursery Guidelines, & Covenant. View the PowerPoint.

  •Complete the “Covenant Affirmation”.

Background checks are also required of all volunteers. This is of no cost to volunteers as the church pays for this service. Volunteers must complete the Background Check Authorization form below and submit it to the Chair of the Staff Parish Team.

If you have questions, please contact Debbie Massengill.