We are grateful that the Church of the Nazarene insists on a ZERO TOLERANCE policy regarding children and youth sexual abuse. Please point your browser to this NazareneSafe link for training materials and resources for your local church. Pastors, Board Members, and Laypeople: thank you for making the providing of safe places for worship your priority.


VA NazareneSafe Coordinator

Rev. Greg Norwood  

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Puede contactar a la Pastora 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 If your church needs to create a policy, please contact Greg Norwood at 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 by 4/12/21.

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 Pastor Greg Norwood for assistance at


Have questions?
Refer to the “Frequently Asked Questions” (FAQ) below if you need additional information.

Forms Submittal: 

Submit your completed NazareneSafe Questionnaire and Corrective Action Plan form by email to Greg Norwood and the DRC at &