"Now it is required that those who have been given a trust must prove faithful." 1 Corinthians 4:2
“In particular, children must be protected from economic, physical, emotional, and sexual exploitation and abuse." Social Principles of the United Methodist Church 2005-2008
Clear Lake United Methodist Church (CLUMC), intent on providing a safe environment for children, youth and vulnerable adults who participate in programs designed to help them grow in their faith, enforces the Safe Sanctuary Policy printed below. This policy maintains guidelines and procedures set by the United Methodist Church to help ensure the physical safety of our children, youth and vulnerable adults. This policy is also designed to protect our adult volunteers as well as the church as a whole from unfounded allegations of misconduct. We believe the church should be a safe place for all ages to learn, serve and grow in their faith. Volunteers are defined as unpaid persons serving in ministry with children, youth and vulnerable adults. Children are defined as those persons from birth through fifth grade. Youth are persons from sixth grade through age 18. Adults are persons age 19 and older.
- All Leaders, Assistant Leaders. Or Childcare Providers shall complete an application / consent form, which can be Filled out and printed from this website. By signing the form, the applicant gives permission to have references checked and background screening completed by the appropriate authority. Background Checks Are Required Annually.
- The application will be processed by CLUMC. (All references checked and background screening completed.)
- All applicants must complete Safe Sanctuary training on-line, which includes passing a test and printing out a certificate of completion.
- The certification checklist will be completed by CLUMC and sent to the Safe Sanctuary office to complete the certification process for the Texas Annual Conference policy.