Number of weeks: <1 week
Required books?: No
Live video session?: No
Part of a certification or series of courses?: No
Prepare for your children and youth programs with this three-day online workshop for workers with children, youth, and vulnerable adults in congregations that have an active Safe Sanctuary policy. Participants will learn why they should follow their congregation’s policy, what the policy includes generally and specifically, and how to implement the policy in specific situations.
The workshop is scheduled for a weekend – Friday through Saturday – but the site will stay open on Monday and Tuesday for anyone who needs to catch up on small amounts of work. Plan on reading two documents, posting a response to one question, and posting responses to at least two other participants every day – about an hour for each of the three days. You will need a copy of your church’s policy to participate in the course.
This course is eligible for 0.5 CEU.
This workshop is ONLY for those whose church has already completed a Safe Sanctuary policy. Do not enroll in the course if you do not have a policy; you will be removed from the course.
About the Instructor
Beth Perry was ordained in the United Methodist Church but now has Privilege of Call in the United Church of Christ. She graduated from Princeton Theological Seminary in 1994 and has a Bachelor’s degree in Business from Elizabethtown College. In addition to 20 years of pastoral and chaplaincy experience, she teaches religion, philosophy, critical thinking, sociology, and general education courses for the University of Phoenix in New Jersey. She has been active in Safe Sanctuary/Safe church training for a decade or more, and a consultant for more than 150 congregations working to reduce the risk of abuse in the church. She also leads workshops and retreats on Spiritual Gifts, meditation, and mysticism. Her courses, Rediscovering Our Spiritual Gifts, Leading Bible Study: Biblical Interpretation, and Teach Adults are approved as advanced courses in Lay Servant Ministries and Rediscovering Our Spiritual Gifts meets one requirement towards lay speaker status.