Quidnessett Baptist Church takes the welfare and safety of children participating in our programs and events seriously. Accordingly we have an extensive set of policies and procedures that are used to protect the children, provide a safe environment, and screen workers and volunteers.
Following is an overview of our vision for working with youth and an introduction to our policies and volunteer process. Please review our entire Children’s Ministries Policies Packet for more detailed information.
VISION AND VALUES
To lead all youth to be fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ.
Inviting all youth to know Christ in a way that transforms their daily lives and the lives of those around them.
We believe that God’s word is foundational truth, and it is our heart to train every youth to use it as their sole guide, authority, and conscience.
We believe that life-change happens best in the context of relationship. Gifted, godly, and passionate adults who exhibit Christ to children, their families, and each other will show boys and girls how to do the same. This modeling will impact God’s kingdom for generations to come.
We believe that spiritual growth happens best in an atmosphere of emotional safety, physical security, and sanitary conditions. We are committed to exceptional standards in these areas.
VOLUNTEER APPLICATION PROCESS
Because we love youth and desire to protect them, Quidnessett requires all volunteers working with youth to complete the following volunteer application steps.
- Application: All youth ministry volunteers must be a member of QBC and complete the Volunteer Application and consent to background checks.
- Reference Check: All references will be contacted and asked to assess the applicant’s suitability/capability for working with youth.
- Policies & Procedures: Volunteers are required to review the policies contained in the packet and sign the last page indicating that he or she has read and understood the material and agrees to comply with policy requirements.
- Criminal History Check: QBC uses and pays for the services of a reputable public data screening firm in order to check the background of all volunteers and employees for possible criminal history and/or registered sex offender information.
Individuals who have been arrested for, charged with, are on deferred adjudication or regular probation for, or have been convicted of sexual oriented or sex related crimes, either misdemeanor or felony, cannot serve in any area of youth ministry.
- Interview: All Children’s Ministry volunteers will be interviewed by leadership.
Please review our entire Children’s Ministries Policies Packet for more information.