Church resources

Safe people, places and programs

Safe churches begin and end with the knowledge that God’s love is for all people. We are called to love all others, but God also has a special concern for the poor, the marginalised and the oppressed. Safeguarding is both an individual and a corporate responsibility. Safe People, Places and
Safe People - Leaders and Helpers Having a commitment to good practices in selecting, screening and training of leaders and helpers who are entrusted with engaging with children, young and vulnerable people is a key to creating safe environments within a church. Forms and resources for Safe Pe
Creating a safe place at church means looking at a range of different topics, but particular attention should be paid to the Physical, Emotional and Spiritual aspects. Physical aspects of a Safe Place Church property and equipment is to be maintained to a standard acceptable for the safe co
We encounter risk in our life every day. In just crossing the street we are making a risk assessment for ourselves. Risk assessment is the simple process used to determine whether to proceed with an activity or not. The leadership of the church are responsible for reviewing and approving planned
The leadership of the church should develop an Emergency Response Plan (ERP) for their church community. It is important that leaders and helpers are aware of this plan, and equipped with proper first aid supplies and have access to qualified personnel. Forms and resources for Incidents and Emerg
All records must be collected, used and stored in accordance with the privacy policy of the affiliated church. Templates and tools are provided to assist you to maintain records about attendees, workers and volunteers, their blue cards, and activities. The system for handling concerns outlines proce
A key principle of safe churches is that staff and volunteers are equipped with the knowledge, skills and awareness to keep children and vulnerable people safe through ongoing education and training. Here are some opportunities for you to do just that: Safe Church Awareness Workshop Wide Ba
Safe People, Places and Programs Safe People, Places and Programs (Policy) National Principles for Chld Safe Organisations Overseeing safe ministry with children [Guide] Overseeing Safe People, Places and Programs [Guide] Overseeing Safe People, Places and Programs [Checklist] Safe P
About Safe People, Places and Programs
Safe churches begin and end with the knowledge that God’s love is for all people. We are called to love all others, but God also has a special concern for the poor, the marginalised and the oppressed. Safeguarding is both an individual and a corporate responsibility. Safe People, Places and
Safe People
Safe People - Leaders and Helpers Having a commitment to good practices in selecting, screening and training of leaders and helpers who are entrusted with engaging with children, young and vulnerable people is a key to creating safe environments within a church. Forms and resources for Safe Pe
Safe Places
Creating a safe place at church means looking at a range of different topics, but particular attention should be paid to the Physical, Emotional and Spiritual aspects. Physical aspects of a Safe Place Church property and equipment is to be maintained to a standard acceptable for the safe co
Safe Programs
We encounter risk in our life every day. In just crossing the street we are making a risk assessment for ourselves. Risk assessment is the simple process used to determine whether to proceed with an activity or not. The leadership of the church are responsible for reviewing and approving planned
Incidents and Emergencies
The leadership of the church should develop an Emergency Response Plan (ERP) for their church community. It is important that leaders and helpers are aware of this plan, and equipped with proper first aid supplies and have access to qualified personnel. Forms and resources for Incidents and Emerg
Records and Registers
All records must be collected, used and stored in accordance with the privacy policy of the affiliated church. Templates and tools are provided to assist you to maintain records about attendees, workers and volunteers, their blue cards, and activities. The system for handling concerns outlines proce
Training opportunities
A key principle of safe churches is that staff and volunteers are equipped with the knowledge, skills and awareness to keep children and vulnerable people safe through ongoing education and training. Here are some opportunities for you to do just that: Safe Church Awareness Workshop Wide Ba
Resources - Safe People Places & Programs
Safe People, Places and Programs Safe People, Places and Programs (Policy) National Principles for Chld Safe Organisations Overseeing safe ministry with children [Guide] Overseeing Safe People, Places and Programs [Guide] Overseeing Safe People, Places and Programs [Checklist] Safe P

Eldership and Church Governance

The Eldership and Church Governance Framework is designed to provide a church leadership with support and resources to meet their governance and leadership responsibilities. The framework is split into three broad categories or governance themes that an eldership must take responsibility for within
Leaders of a Christ-centred community ask the questions: are we relating and leading the way Jesus would and is our church culture honouring God? The four key governance responsibilities of the Eldership in this area cover high level pastoral issues, significant theological issues, conflict and rela
The Eldership is responsible for putting measures in place to ensure that the church is safe for everyone involved and that its legal responsibilities are being met. A safe church will have safe people, places and programs. Safe People and Safe Places Guidance and templates on Safe People a
The eldership is responsible for ensuring the church community is well led. This includes establishment and regular review of the mission and vision of the church, empowering and supporting the Ministry Team Leader, approving the annual budget, understanding the governance role of the eldership as d
Introduction and General Resources
The Eldership and Church Governance Framework is designed to provide a church leadership with support and resources to meet their governance and leadership responsibilities. The framework is split into three broad categories or governance themes that an eldership must take responsibility for within
Christ-centred Community
Leaders of a Christ-centred community ask the questions: are we relating and leading the way Jesus would and is our church culture honouring God? The four key governance responsibilities of the Eldership in this area cover high level pastoral issues, significant theological issues, conflict and rela
Safe and Legal Community
The Eldership is responsible for putting measures in place to ensure that the church is safe for everyone involved and that its legal responsibilities are being met. A safe church will have safe people, places and programs. Safe People and Safe Places Guidance and templates on Safe People a
Well Led Community
The eldership is responsible for ensuring the church community is well led. This includes establishment and regular review of the mission and vision of the church, empowering and supporting the Ministry Team Leader, approving the annual budget, understanding the governance role of the eldership as d