Background Checks: Every adult that works with our children or student ministry is required to undergo a federal background check.
Hotel Policy: When staying in hotel-style rooms or camping, no youth/student is permitted to sleep in the same tent or room as an adult other than his or her own parent or guarding. Adults and youth/students sharing a large sleeping space (for example, a barracks-style retreat room) is acceptable as long as two qualified adults are present.
The hotel room policy is adopted from Lynn Buzzard’s Church Policy Manual Guidebook: A Legal and Practical Guide for Developing Church Policies (Raleigh: Baptist State Convention of North Carolina, 2004).
This policy was approved by the deacon board at the September 2014 meeting.