Safe Sanctuaries grant to help local churches

By Ken Willard

The office of Congregational Vitality, in partnership with Rev. Shea James, the Director of Young Disciples & Outdoor Ministries, is excited to offer a new Safe Sanctuaries grant to local churches in the West Virginia Conference.

In the spirit of safety for our children and youth, protection and safety of our volunteers and staff AND a more hospitable and invitational environment for our families with children and youth . . . we will be providing grants for churches (who need them) to install windows in the appropriate doors of children and youth rooms.

Contact Ken Willard, Director of Discipleship, Leadership and Congregational Vitality, to apply for this grant.

You will need an estimated cost to install windows in your children and youth room doors. (We may not be able to cover the whole cost but will at least be able to help pay the bill.)

This grant will continue throughout 2019 or until we have reached our total allocated for this initiative. Our goal is for all churches in our conference to be able to live into the Safe Sanctuaries policy, and for all children, youth, their families, and volunteers to feel safe and secure in our churches. With your help, we can reach this goal!

Click here to download a PDF file with more details.