Safe Church

Nativity and the Diocese of Minnesota are committed to keeping our church safe from sexual misconduct and abuse. In September 2008, the Diocesan Council adopted policies for the Episcopal Church in Minnesota that include “Safe Church” training.

This training is designed to increase awareness regarding sexual misconduct and abuse of power, to outline steps toward preventing abuse, to offer ways to intervene when misconduct occurs and to equip anyone in a position of parish leadership with ways of healing and rebuilding the body of Christ.

The training is required of all clergy and diocesan employees. It is also intended for wardens, vestry members, lay Eucharistic visitors, pastoral visitors, youth leaders, confirmation sponsors, acolyte leaders, choir directors, church school teachers, volunteers working in the parish on a regular basis and all employees of congregations.

Nativity has a strong commitment to this training and we offer it on a regular basis to maintain compliance. For questions about the training schedule, contact the office.