Two Safe Church Refresher workshops will take place in May and June 2018:
Saturday 26 May from 9.00am to 12 noon at Bunbury St Augustine Uniting Church.
Cost per person to attend the Safe Church Refresher Workshop is $15 (payable on the day) with some light refreshments. Following this workshop is the Code of Conduct for Lay Leaders Seminar presented by the Commission for Education for Discipleship and Leadership(CEDAL) from 1.30pm to 4.30pm also at St Augustine’s. The afternoon seminar will cost $15 (not including lunch), payable on the day.
Register for the seminar with Dr Kerry George at [email protected] or 08 9260 9800, noting any special dietary requirements for afternoon tea.
Attendance for the whole day is $40, payable on the day and will include lunch.
Saturday 9 June from 9.00am to 12 noon at Wesley Chapel Guildford Uniting Church.
Update on 6 June 2018- this workshop has been cancelled.
(Parking is through the left gate off the street and around to the rear of the building.)
Safe Church Refresher Workshops provide updates on relevant legislative changes and recommendations of judicial inquiries, compliance requirements and review of progress towards being a safe church. All church leaders and those involved in ministry with vulnerable children and adults attend an introductory workshop in their first year of ministry and a refresher course every three years.
Ministers, ministry leaders and volunteers, church council members and congregational members who have participated in a full day Safe Church training in 2013, 2014 or 2015 are now due to attend a Safe Church Refresher course.
Both these workshops cover:
- a review of the key safe church messages, principles and policies;
- any developments/changes to legislation, regulations or denominational resource materials/guidelines/codes around protecting children, other vulnerable people and safeguarding anyone interacting with the church community;
- and finally a look at how we are going in an implementation of safe church practices, processes and procedures in our churches, where we are up to, what are the challenges and what help we might require.
RSVP to Cindy Gorton at [email protected] to register for either workshop, noting any special dietary requirements.
To find out more about Safe Church, visit our website here.