We believe in providing a safe environment at FirstChurch. FirstProtect is our holistic protection policy for the most precious among us. In addition, our General Safety and Medical Procedures improve member and guest experiences. This policy affirms a gun-free facility.
All clergy, staff, and volunteers who may interact with children and youth receive mandatory MinistrySafe training every two years.
Potential volunteers must pass a criminal background and supply personal references every two years.
A minimum of two adults must be present at all times with children and youth.
Strict criteria for who may serve with children and youth help to ensure we provide an environment of focused, secure disciple-making.
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Providing a safe ministry environment is the work of the entire congregation.
If you experience, witness or suspect abuse or neglect of children and youth:
Step 1: Dial 911 if a child or youth is in immediate danger or in need of medical attention. Contact local law enforcement and/or the Texas Department of Protective and Regulatory Services at 1-800-252-5400.
Step 2: Report the suspected incident to clergy and/or professional staff immediately.
Step 3: Address any immediate needs of the child or youth.
Step 4: FirstChurch clergy or staff will contact the parent(s) or legal guardian(s) of the child or youth.