Friendship groups need a detailed safety procedure that is adopted by the congregation. This procedure should offer a Biblical foundation along with procedures for reducing the risk of abuse, personal care, open ministry spaces, registration, screening, maintaining records, reporting abuse, pastoral care, and much more.

Connection Ministries has provided a sample guideline your church can use for developing your own procedures.  It is important to review this safety procedure with your staff and volunteer team as part of your training. 

Sample Friendship Safety Guidelines

Connection Ministries

P. O. Box 29495, Indianapolis IN 46229

Phone: 317-646-5067

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