Church resources

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. The Working with Chi
Having a commitment to good practices in selecting, screening and training of volunteers and employees who are entrusted with working with children, young and vulnerable people is key to creating a safe environment within a church. Forms and resources Example code of conduct [Reference] S
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 Church property and equipment is to be maintained to a standard acceptable for the safe conduct of activit
We encounter risk in our life every day. In just crossing the street we undertake 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 a
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. The leadership of the church must also ensu
A key principle of safe churches is that employees 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 online and workshop based training opportunities: Safe Church Awareness w
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. The Working with Chi
Safe People
Having a commitment to good practices in selecting, screening and training of volunteers and employees who are entrusted with working with children, young and vulnerable people is key to creating a safe environment within a church. Forms and resources Example code of conduct [Reference] S
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 Church property and equipment is to be maintained to a standard acceptable for the safe conduct of activit
Safe Programs
We encounter risk in our life every day. In just crossing the street we undertake 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 a
Problems
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. The leadership of the church must also ensu
Training opportunities
A key principle of safe churches is that employees 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 online and workshop based training opportunities: Safe Church Awareness w

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