Safe Sanctuaries Video Series

Safe Sanctuaries® is a “social structure that is consistent with the gospel” (¶122) allowing our sanctuaries, classrooms, mission encounters, camps and retreats, and all spaces where we gather to worship and serve God to be places of trust. These videos from Discipleship Ministries may be used as a series to introduce the more difficult aspects of Safe Sanctuaries®, individually to open up conversations in small groups or during training, and as a way to share information with the congregation as a reminder or in the midst of a crisis.

Safe Sanctuaries: Best Practices

We are the church, which means we want to offer grace, peace and acceptance to all people, and it is vital that we Create healthy boundaries and accountability in our congregations. How does adopting Best Practices of Safe Sanctuaries® work to protect those who are most vulnerable from abuse? This short video will introduce this Safe Sanctuaries®, opening up conversation for small groups, during training, and in congregational gatherings.

Safe Sanctuaries: Policies, Guidelines and Procedures

Policies, Guidelines and Procedures are vital in creating healthy boundaries and accountability in our congregations. How do Policies, Guidelines and Procedures work to protect those who are most vulnerable from abuse?  This short video will introduce this aspect of Safe Sanctuaries®, opening up conversation for small groups, during training, and in congregational gatherings.

Safe Sanctuaries: Training Leaders

Training Leaders is vital in creating healthy boundaries and accountability in our congregations. How does the Quality of Training work to protect those who are most vulnerable from abuse? This short video will introduce this aspect of Safe Sanctuaries®, opening up conversation for small groups, during training, and in congregational gatherings.

Safe Sanctuaries: Protecting Vulnerable Adults

Protecting Vulnerable Adults is vital in creating healthy boundaries and accountability in our congregations? How do we work to Protect Vulnerable Adults from abuse? This short video will introduce this aspect of Safe Sanctuaries®, opening up conversation for small groups, during training and in congregational gatherings.

Safe Sanctuaries: Mandatory Reporting

We are the church, which means we want to offer grace, peace and acceptance to all people, and it is vital that we create healthy boundaries and accountability in our congregations. How does adopting Best Practices of Safe Sanctuaries® work to protect those who are most vulnerable from abuse? This short video will introduce this Safe Sanctuaries®, opening up conversation for small groups, during training, and in congregational gatherings. 

Safe Sanctuaries: Registered Sex Offenders

Understanding the participation of Registered Sex Offenders is vital in creating healthy boundaries and accountability in our congregations. How does participation of Registered Sex Offenders pro those who are most vulnerable from abuse? This short video will introduce this aspect of Safe Sanctuaries®, opening up conversation for small groups, during training and in congregational gatherings. 

Safe Sanctuaries: Healthy Social Media Guidelines

Healthy Social Media Guidelines are vital in creating healthy boundaries and accountability in our congregations. How do Social Media Guidelines work to protect those who are most vulnerable from abuse? This short video will introduce this aspect of Safe Sanctuaries®, opening up conversation for small groups, during training, and in congregational gatherings.

Safe Sanctuaries: Offsite Considerations

Offsite Considerations are vital in creating healthy boundaries and accountability in our congregations. How does addressing Offsite Considerations work to protect those who are most vulnerable from abuse? This short video will introduce this aspect of Safe Sanctuaries®, opening up conversation for small groups, during training, and in congregational gatherings.

Safe Sanctuaries: Living Into the Covenant

Living into the Covenant of Safe Sanctuaries® is vital in creating healthy boundaries and accountability in our congregations. How does Living into the Covenant work to protect those who are most vulnerable from abuse? This short video will introduce this aspect of Safe Sanctuaries®, opening up conversation for small groups, during training, and in congregational gatherings.