Safety

As Christians, we believe that God creates us to live in community with one another. We understand that life in the church is to be lived according to the rule of love. Jesus said “You shall love God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the greatest commandment. And a second is like it: "You shall love your neighbor  as yourself." (Matthew 22:37-39). As members of Wake Chapel Christian Church (WCCC), we are called to create a loving and safe community of faith that seeks the welfare of all its members and visitors. This includes a commitment to the protection of all children, the elderly and any other persons participating in the activities and programs of WCCC. Abuse,  exploitation, or harassment in any form — physical, emotional, or sexual — is improper and should be prevented by whatever appropriate means possible.

The WCCC Board of Deacons and the Board of Christian Education jointly recognize the need and responsibility to establish formal, written policies and guidelines designed first and foremost to protect children and prevent the opportunity for, or the appearance of, any type of abuse to a minor. Establishment of such policy and guidelines is not intended to be judgmental or based on any lack of trust in a particular member or volunteer worker. Instead, the policies and guidelines are needed for the general protection of infants, pre-schoolers, children, youth, members, employees and volunteers involved in various activities at WCCC. Ultimately, we believe that fostering awareness of appropriate and inappropriate behaviors will exhibit an environment of love, respect and honor toward others.

Click HERE to view WCCC’s Risk Management Policies and Guidelines

Click HERE to complete the Adult Volunteer Application Form.

Click HERE to complete the Youth Volunteer Application Form.

Commonly Asked Questions:

  • Who has to complete the volunteer application? Anyone who is working directly with children 17 years or younger. This includes Sunday School teachers, youth leaders, chaperones on trips, children's choir leaders, nursery workers, children's church leaders, AWANA leaders, and Upward coaches (head & assistant).
  • Why is my social security number required? The address history that is based on the SSN is a good way for us to verify that someone is who they say they are and where they live. This is important, since the National Criminal and Sex Offender databases are driven or searched by name and DOB only, no social.
  • Can I just enter the last 4 digits of my social security number?  No.  The entire number is required.
  • How do I know it is safe to enter in my data online? Protect My Ministry does not sell or otherwise provide any of the information found in its background investigations to any party other than the client.