A Plan To Protect
Ambassador Community Church SAFE Church Policy for Youth and Children's Ministry
At baptism, we are reminded of these words of Jesus Christ: “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.” (Mark 10:14) As the congregation of Ambassador Community Church (ACC), we respond to the following question: “Do you, the people of the Lord, promise to receive these children in love, pray for them, help instruct them in the faith, and encourage and sustain them in the fellowship of believers?” by answering: “We do, God helping us.” (Christian Reformed Church Form for Baptism of Children).
The Bible says: “.... if anyone causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him to have a large millstone around his neck and to be drowned in the depths of the sea.” (Matt. 18:6). The purpose of this policy is to raise awareness and provide insights and tools for the prevention of and response to abuse of volunteers, staff, and leaders in the church. The necessary procedures for reporting are also included.
*OUR SAFE CHURCH POLICY IS AVAILABLE BY REQUEST*