Safe Sanctuaries

The Winchester Cumberland Presbyterian Church, located in Winchester, TN remains committed to providing and maintaining a safe and nurturing environment for all adults (18 and older), children, and youth under the age of 18 while in its care during events which are sponsored or co-sponsored by the church. This page is for our volunteers who need to complete our training and a background check so that they are able to lead our children and/or youth. 

Step 1 - Watch our 16 minute Training Video

Step 2 - Read Through our Statement of Policy on Child Protection and Prevention of Child Abuse and Emergency Response

Step 3 - Fill out & submit our Safe Sanctuaries Covenant

The congregation of the Winchester Cumberland Presbyterian Church is committed to providing a safe and secure environment for all children, youth, vulnerable adults, workers, and volunteers who participate in ministries and activities sponsored by the church. The following policy statements reflect our congregation's commitment to preserving this church as a holy place of safety and protection for all who would enter and as a place in which all people can experience the love of God through relationships with others.

1. Anyone who has been convicted of any type of abuse (either sexual abuse, physical abuse, neglect, emotional abuse, or ritual abuse) will not be allowed to volunteer to work with children, youth or vulnerable adults in any church sponsored activity.
2. Adult volunteers with children and youth will try to have two adults present at all times, if that is not possible the door will be left open.
3. Adult volunteers with children, youth or vulnerable adults shall review the WCPC Safe Sanctuaries policy annually and complete and sign this covenant.
4. Adult volunteers shall immediately report to their ministry leader any behavior that seems abusive or inappropriate.

Step 4 - Complete background check form & submit

Questions about Safe Sanctuaries, contact us...