Church of the Resurrection rigorously follows the Diocese of the Mid-Atlantic’s Policy for the Protection of Children, which states that the Diocese will not tolerate any form of child abuse involving our clergy, lay employees, volunteers or other persons.
Everyone who serves the church through educational, pastoral, recreational or other activities is expected to maintain the highest biblical standards in relationships with those to whom they minister, avoiding any form of misconduct against children. That commitment extends to sexual behavior. No one in the employ or volunteer service of the Diocese or its churches who has a civil or criminal record of child abuse, or who has admitted committing prior sexual abuse of a child, will be permitted to serve with children or youth. Church of the Resurrection requires an application, background checks, and personal references. Church of the Resurrection also requires that all new employees, volunteers, vestry and ministry leaders must attend a diocesan approved training workshop on the prevention of child abuse. Clergy are responsible to submit to the diocesan office evidence of completed training every two years. Resurrection’s Student Ministry and Children and Family Ministry may require other screening and training for employees who work in these areas.