Safe Sanctuary

"Whoever welcomes a child...welcomes me." Matthew 18:5

God calls us to create communities of faith where children and adults grow safe and strong, so at Buncombe Street, we have a multi-step process for training and approving volunteers who work with children, youth, and vulnerable adults. If you are interested in becoming Safe Sanctuary approved, please allow 1 1/2 to 2 hours to complete the following steps:

    1. Read the Safe Sanctuary Policy 2023
    2. Attend an in-person training. Volunteers who receive the training via video should complete the quiz and volunteer information form that follows it. Please note that we will be asking for three references, along with contact information for each.
    3. Once you have successfully completed the quiz or taken the in-person training, you will receive an e-mail asking you to authorize BSMC to complete a background screening.
    4. If you will be driving a church vehicle or driving your own vehicle as part of a church activity, please print and complete the New Driver Form and return it to Debbie Friddle in the church office.



Greenville Cop Teaches Children to Pray

Two years ago, Buncombe Street’s Children’s Ministry joined the Greenville sheriff’s Adopt-a-Cop program. The program pairs officers with civilians in an effort to build mutually beneficial relationships. The Sherriff’s office has been overwhelmed with support. One Children’s Ministry family has…

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