Dear Pastor and Church Leaders:
Jesus placed a High Priority on Children, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these." (Matthew 19:14 NIV). With that high priority placed by our Savior on children, we certainly can do no less.
The Bible, in Proverbs 20, reminds us to train up a child in the way he should go. We know that the ministry of our local Baptist churches will significantly help fulfill that scripture.
As parents and as concerned Christians, we certainly want our children to be encouraged and instructed in the things of God.
As Churches, we are being confronted with issues that require that we be informed about matters which will protect our children from physical or emotional harm.
By law, courts are requiring Churches to deal with legal matters and safety issues that will assist them to insure that the Churches will not be liable for neglect and will better insure the Churches of protecting the child in every possible manner.
The Safety and Security packet contains very relevant material in regards to policies, safety, and security issues. Annually, we will update these materials, keeping you informed of the issues that should be discussed in your preschool and chidlren's committees/teams.
Many of your decisions and policies will need church action. We desire to help you be informed about all matters concerning legal liabilities as well as inform you of proactive safety precautions which your church may choose to adopt.
As a child experiences security, he begins to develop a sense of trust that will help form a foundation for spiritual decisions later in life.
As Missionary for children/preschool ministries, I am ready to assist you in any of these matters. May I suggest you keep this packet handy (free downloard available to the right of this screen) ready for use, and as you receive updates, add them to your packet.
NOTE: Printed packet is only available in complete chapters.
The Baptist Convention of MD/DE is ready to walk with you and your church in equipping believers and reaching out to a community full of parents and children.