VA Nazarene Safe Resource Coordinators Team
In an ongoing effort to resources our local churches to provide the safest possible environment for children, youth and adults, the Virginia District is has developed a team of Nazarene Safe Resource Coordinators.
Providing proper safety environment requires an intentional poli-cy, a plan, consistent training and proper documentation. The Virginia District Church of the Nazarene (VANAZ) is committed to helping each local church comply with these minimum standards. Please welcome these leaders to the Resource Coordinators Team:
Rev. Virginia Pruitt
Rev. Pamm Fontana
Rev. Felicidad Martinez
Have you implemented a written sexual abuse protection policy in your church?
All Virginia District Nazarene Churches ARE REQUIRED to have one.
If your church has a written policy, please forward it to the DRC by email to email@example.com. If your church needs to create a policy, please contact the VA Nazarene Safe Resource Coordinators to get help & instructions as needed.
Please review the Nazarene Safe Guidelines Booklet for more details.
NazareneSafe 2021 Questionnaire
We need to confirm and certify that all churches (whether organized or not) on the Virginia District are in compliance with the following requirements:
A written Minor Protection Policy (MPP) has been approved and adopted by your church board.
Your church board and lead pastor are actively overseeing the implementation of your MPP.
Required training is conducted and renewed in compliance with your MPP.
Background checks are conducted/renewed for all people associated with ministries involving minors.
Note: As defined by the Commonwealth of VA Code: A minor is anyone under the age of 18.
Please certify the information on the questionnaire and return the signed form with your annual church reports every year.
Corrective Action Plan
If you answered “NO” to ANY of the questions on the NazareneSafe 2021 Questionnaire, you are delinquent. Please implement a “Corrective Action Plan” by May 1, 2021. You can contact the VA Nazarene Safe Coordinators for assistance.
Refer to the “Frequently Asked Questions” (FAQ) below if you need additional information.
Submit your completed NazareneSafe Questionnaire and Corrective Action Plan form to the DRC at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sample Local Church Policy: (Sample 1)
Minister's Background Check Forms: