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This course describes the updates to the North Alabama Conference's Safe Sanctuaries policy approved at Annual Conference in June 2021. The Conference policy is reviewed at least every four years, and during this course you will be familiarized with the changes approved for 2021-2025.

This course is intended for local church leaders who are responsible for maintaining their church's Safe Sanctuaries policy. An additional course is available for those who need to complete Safe Sanctuaries training for their local church where the local church has a policy based on the model small church policy provided by the Conference.

IMPORTANT NOTE

This course is not the Safe Sanctuaries Basic Training for local church staff and volunteers. To complete Safe Sanctuaries Basic Training, click here.

This course is used to track completion of the online mandated reporter training offered by the Alabama Department of Human Resources. The online course can be accessed on DHR's website at this link. Once complete, you can upload your completion certificate here.

This online training is intended for volunteers, staff, and others in local churches and ministries who need to complete Safe Sanctuaries training. The training is based on the model local church training, which is based on the North Alabama Conference Safe Sanctuaries policy last updated in June 2021. 

This training is intended for churches who have either adopted the model policy or have a policy very similar to it. Churches with more advanced needs or with substantially different policies should contact their district office to be connected with a Safe Sanctuaries trainer for further guidance.

This course provides training on the North Alabama Conference Safe Sanctuaries Policy for Conference and district staff and volunteers.

Please note: This training is for Conference and district staff and volunteers, and is not intended for participants from local churches who are not serving at the Conference or district level. If you are from a local church, please click here for assistance finding your correct training. 

To enroll, you will need an enrollment key. If you do not have one, please contact your supervisor or Rev. John Fleischauer (john.fleischauer@umcna.org).

This training is for members of local church streamlined or single-board leadership teams. These teams serve as a single group that fulfills the functions of the Staff- or Pastor-Parish Relations Committee, Finance Committee, and Board of Trustees. In this training, you will learn more about your role as a member of the single-board leadership team, which will include committee-specific training for each of these committees whose role you fulfill. You will also receive resources to guide and assist you as you do your work. 

Note: This training is intended for those serving on an established single-board leadership team, not for churches who wish to adopt a single-board leadership model. Churches who wish to adopt this model should contact their district superintendent for guidance.

This training is for members of local church Boards of Trustees. In this training, you will learn more about your role as a member of your church's Board of Trustees and receive resources to guide and assist you as you do your work. 

This training is for members of local church Staff- or Pastor-Parish Relations Committees, or SPRCs. In this training, you will learn more about your role as a member of your church's SPRC and receive resources to guide and assist you as you do your work. 

This training is for members of local church Finance Committees. In this training, you will learn more about your role as a member of your church's Finance Committee and receive resources to guide and assist you as you do your work.