Safe Gatherings

Providing a safe and secure environment for children and youth is our utmost priority.  

At Fairview United Methodist Church every adult who works with children and youth must be Safe Gatherings Certified as well as covenant to uphold our church’s Safe Sanctuary Policy which includes rules for keeping children, youth, vulnerable adults, and the folks who work with them safe.
We have partnered with Safe Gatherings for training and background checks of our volunteers who work with children and youth. 

The vision of Safe Gatherings is a world in which all children, youth, and vulnerable adults are protected and feel safe.

The mission of Safe Gatherings is to screen and educate staff and volunteers to help prevent abuse of children, youth and vulnerable adults.

Safe Gatherings is a comprehensive system that incorporates an online application, online abuse prevention training, several levels of background checks, and paperless reference checks for people who volunteer or are employed with churches, schools, and organizations that serve or work with children, youth, and vulnerable adults.

Instructions for becoming Safe Gatherings Certified at Fairview United Methodist Church

In this process, you will be filling in personal information, including previous work involving children, youth, or vulnerable adults. Also, you will be submitting two references (supervisor, clergy, professional) that are not related to you.
Safe Gatherings will need contact information for these references (email and phone number).
To speed up the process, please have this information ready before you begin.
Please call Safe Gatherings with any questions at 888.241.8258.