Safe Gatherings Training (ongoing)

posted Jun 26, 2012, 12:33 PM by Unknown user   [ updated Apr 21, 2015, 12:38 PM by Unknown user ]
Safe Gatherings
Do you feel God calling you to serve in a ministry area at Monticello United Methodist Church?  We would love you to have you serve God in this way!!  

In order to protect God's children and offer the highest quality programming, some ministry areas require Safe Gatherings certification.  Safe Gatherings is a program developed by the Kansas East Annual Conference that safeguards children, youth, and adults with developmental disabilities.  Through Safe Gatherings, you become a certified worker after having completed online training and a background check.  So, begin your journey to serving God's children today by completing the Safe Gatherings training program!!!

Your online program begins a short 10-minute registration process during which you'll provide information for a background check and pay your fee.  After you register, you'll have 30 days to complete a 90-minute online training and answer a few simple quiz questions.  From there, the Conference processes your registration and background and notifies you of your results.  Your certification will be valid for 4 years after you receive it.

The ministry areas that require certification at Monticello are:
  • All pastors
  • All church staff in any role, including all preschool staff
  • All committee chairpersons
  • All ministry team coordinators
  • All Church Council members
  • All Caring Ministry Team members
  • All Children's Ministry Team members
  • All Youth Ministry Team members
  • All Monticello Christian Children's Center Team members (Weekday Ministries)
  • All Sunday School Teachers
  • All volunteers at Vacation Bible School
  • All Scoutmasters and Assistant Scoutmasters
  • All Cubmasters and Assistant Cubmasters
  • All Den Leaders and Assistant Den Leaders
  • All Scout Committee Chairs and Committee Members who hold positions with regular, direct contact with Scouts
  • All volunteers and parents attending an overnight event at which children or youth are present. (the only exception is the Cub Scout Family Campout where Cub Scouts are supervised by and tent with their own parents)
  • Anyone else that want to work with children, youth, or developmentally disabled adults
  • Anyone else determined by the senior pastor and/or Church Council to need certification for their role in the church
Date & Time
Ongoing and online

Via the website at

$30 which covers background checks and is valid for 4 years

Registration Information:
At church: online only, but if you need a computer, we have one you can use at church
By phone: Call the church office at (913) 441-1435
By email:  Email the church office at