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Safe Church Initiative

Protecting the Vulnerable


Providing safety and security so that all church participants can worship, learn, and fellowship together is an essential responsibility of every Kentucky Baptist church. It is not a responsibility to take lightly and all churches – no matter how big or small – must be deliberate in taking appropriate measures to enhance the safety and security of their facilities and programs.

Below you'll find a variety of materials to help you protect your congregation.

Sample Church Policies

Background Check Services

» Protect My Ministry is a background check company that offers reduced rates for Kentucky Baptist churches. For individuals who have resided outside of Kentucky, it is recommended to perform background checks that would include checking records outside of the state.

» LifeWay endorses to offer background screenings for churches and religious organizations at discounted prices.

» Group has partnered with a leading risk-management provider to provide you with affordable background checks with accurate results through Shepherd's Watch.

Registered Sex Offenders in Your Neighborhood

Reporting Child Abuse

Other Resources

» Keeping Your Church Safe by Ron Aguiar – A practical blueprint for churches, covering all aspects of church security and safety for your staff, facilities, and members. The book is a well-outlined, easy-to-follow guide in establishing an effective security program for congregations of all sizes (available through Amazon).