Our church has always wanted two things;
- We want to make it easy for people to get their hands dirty in ministry.
- We want to make it safe for kids, teenagers and adults by training volunteers and leaders well.
However, over the past 12 months we’ve had to make sure we were doing 2 other things;
- We want to fulfil the legal obligations surrounding the new Working with Children Check.
- We wanted to be eligible for insurance cover (through our insurer EA Insurance).
So, with these goals in mind, I’ve spent the last 9 months developing a Website; SafeMinistryTraining.com.au. We launched this tool last week.
SafeMinistryTraining.com.au is for all churches… it focuses on training the average punter in your church… the youth group team, the Sunday school teachers, the helpers, the leaders. Rather than burdening them with hours of training, it just gives them the basics very clearly and makes sure they know who to talk to if they have any issues.
Over the past few years at HBC, we’ve had over 400 volunteers do the basic training online. They get to do it in their own time, and it means we’ve had a culture of careful and safe leading.
The extra feature offered through SafeMinistryTraining.com.au is the automatic WWCC verification. When a volunteer does the training, the site automatically checks their WWCC number and sends the verification to their church leader.
If you’re interested in using SafeMinistryTraining.com.au at your church, please go there and get in contact with us.