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Northeastern Seminary Offers Free Child Safety Webinar Training for Churches

On Tuesday, August 6, at 6:00 p.m. (EDT) Amy Lynn Smith, licensed master social worker, mother, and 2015 graduate of Northeastern Seminary’s Theology and Social Justice, M.A. program, leads a free webinar on “Implementing Child Safety Strategies in Houses of Worship.”

“I regularly come across churches and communities that have a difficult time implementing important safety policies, such as having two unrelated adults in a classroom,” Smith said. “Leaders often wonder how they can accomplish this when they only have five volunteers for their children’s ministry.”

Pulling from her training as a social worker and experience in pastoral ministry, Amy will offer insight on how church and ministry leaders can:

  • Complete a preliminary child safety vulnerability analysis for their church or ministry addressing common critical areas of risk
  • Identify how their church can safely engage with and protect children online
  • Implement best practices for safety and prevention
  • Rethink what a community of wholeness can look like inside and outside of the church

This webinar is free and open to the public. Webinar attendees will receive a best practices toolkit download that includes sources for further training and research-based information. Attendees will also have the opportunity to participate in a special two-hour workshop hosted by Amy on August 15 at Northeastern Seminary.

For more information or questions, please contact Maria Gilluly, event coordinator, at gilluly_maria@roberts.edu or 585.594.6420, or visit the event website at www.nes.edu/Webinar

About Northeastern Seminary

Since opening its doors in 1998, Northeastern Seminary has continued to grow in prominence as an independent, multi-denominational seminary and as a significant resource for the Church and community in upstate New York. Located on the campus of Roberts Wesleyan College, Northeastern offers five Masters Programs available fully online and onsite and one Doctoral program with residency. Through innovative approaches to ministry, engagement of cultural contexts, perseverance in the face of challenges, excellence in biblical preaching and worship, and transformation of self and others through spiritual formation, Northeastern Seminary students share in the creative and redemptive work of God.

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