Protecting God's Children

Learn more about, or register online for, a Protecting God’s Children Program

All volunteers (Children’s parties, PSR and anything involving the youth of the church) must attend a Protecting God’s Children workshop. To learn more about, or to register online for a Protecting God’s Children Program go to

Most organizations that work with children have some sort of child safety program. Through the Protecting God's Children program, we maximize those efforts by helping churches and religious organizations refine their roles as child safe environments and empowering them with new tools to help them, and adults and parents, protect children.

How Does it Work?

Maximizing a church’s role as a child-safe environment begins with making adults more aware of the ways children and adults interact with each other. The Protecting God's Children program educates and trains adults (clergy, religious, teachers, staff, volunteers, and parents) about the dangers of abuse, the warning signs of abuse, the ways to prevent abuse, the methods of properly reporting suspicions of abuse, and responding to allegations of abuse.

Volunteers are also required to undergo background checks. Please click below for upcoming background check appointment times at SJN.

Please click the button below for information regarding the requirement and how to obtain a background check.