Safe Sanctuary

"Whoever welcomes a child...welcomes me." Matthew 18:5

Since 2007, churches in the South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church have implemented Safe Sanctuaries practices. God calls us to create communities of faith where children and adults grow safe and strong, so at Buncombe Street, we have a multi-step process for training and approving volunteers who work with children, youth, and vulnerable adults. If you are interested in becoming Safe Sanctuary approved, please allow 1 1/2 to 2 hours to complete the following steps:

    1. Read the BSUMC Safe Sanctuary Policy
    2. Watch the Safe Sanctuary training video below OR attend an in-person training. Volunteers who receive the training via video should complete the quiz and volunteer information form that follows it. Please note that we will be asking for three references, along with contact information for each.
    3. Once you have successfully completed the quiz or taken the in-person training, you will receive an e-mail asking you to authorize BSUMC to complete a background screening.
    4. If you will be driving a church vehicle or driving your own vehicle as part of a church activity, please print and complete the New Driver Form and return it to Debbie Friddle in the church office.


Safe Sanctuary Training Video

Safe Sanctuary Volunteer Form

Please complete all three sections of the form below: Volunteer Information, Safe Sanctuary Quiz, and References.
  • Volunteer Information

  • MM slash DD slash YYYY
    This is the ministry area where you serve most frequently.
  • Safe Sanctuary Training Quiz

  • References



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