Thank you for your willingness to serve in our Children’s or Student Ministry!
Swift Creek would not be able to have such an effective ministry to our children and students without the faithful service of individuals like you. We recognize the importance of what you do and the impact you are having for God’s kingdom. I pray that God will continue to give you a passion to serve Him here at Swift Creek. It is our desire that we have the best ministry we can possibly have for our children and students. This will, of course, include ensuring we have the safest ministries possible for our kids.
For this reason we ask all of our volunteers to complete the Volunteer Application form and have a background check completed. It is unfortunate that we need to take such precautions in the church but it is the prudent thing to do with the current moral decay we see in our world. Please know that implementing these checks is not a reflection on you or any of our current workers – just a necessary precaution.
The Volunteer Application form will be used to check references and contact other places where individuals have served. It will also allow us to update all information so our records will be accurate. The background check will include both a Social Security and Criminal records search. The need for the criminal background check is to ensure that all of our workers have been screened and there are no child offenders serving in our ministries.
The Social Security check is a secondary check that is used to verify addresses of past places of residence. Once the background checks are completed and references checked out, then the application will be approved and both the applicant and the ministry they desire to serve in will be notified. All documentation of applications and background checks will then be securely stored.
The background check will automatically follow the completion of the Volunteer Application. Thanks again for your faithful service and your willingness to help us ensure the highest quality and safest ministry possible for our children. If you have any questions about this policy or the procedures, please feel free to contact Pastor Bryan at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 804.739.3001 ext. 204.