Background: Effective April 1, 2012 the North Texas Conference changed insurance carriers to MHBT. The new insurance coverage requires that the NTC recognize MinistrySafe as the official resource for safety awareness. In addition, each church will have a loss prevention on-site visit from MHBT, and MinistrySafe will be one of the requirements. MinistrySafe replaces the Safe Sanctuaries training that has been taught and encouraged over the past few years.
MinistrySafe & Abuse Prevention Systems were co-founded by attorneys Greg Love and his wife, Kimberlee Norris, who are dedicated to sexual abuse awareness and prevention. MinistrySafe and Abuse Prevention Systems provide sexual abuse awareness training, live and online, and assist child care organizations in the design and implementation of systems to reduce the risk of child sexual abuse. Love and Norris are frequent speakers before educational groups; youth and children’s ministries; day care, adoption and foster care organizations; and youth camps.
Among the groups they’ve addressed are the National Association of Church Business Administrators, National Council for Adoption, Kanakuk Kamps, Youth Ministry Institute, Prevent Child Abuse Texas, LifeWay, Young Life and Texas Alliance for Childcare. The Center for Leadership Development believes that MinistrySafe will provide an improved, comprehensive program to ensure that all children, youth and vulnerable people have a safe haven and that all of the churches are a place of sacred trust and security.
For more information about Ministry Safe, visit www.ministrysafe.com.
For more information about implementing MinistrySafe in the North Texas Conference visit the Center for Leadership Development website.
There are a host of resources available within the North Texas Conference. Please visit http://www.ntcleadingfromthecenter.org/ministry-safe for detailed FAQs and links to sample documents.