Background Checks for District Affiliated Churches:
In this "legal" climate, it is vital for churches to take every preventative precaution available. Therefore, all district affiliated churches are now required to do background checks and child maltreatment checks for all persons working with minors. This includes nursery, children's church, Sunday school, van drivers, helpers, fill-ins, persons preparing and serving food in youth groups, or any person working with any minor at any time, for any reason.
Each church should make sure they are doing their own background and child maltreatment checks. There are various companies who do these. The church's responsibility includes making sure the background checks are current, making sure all workers who interact with minors have the checks done, and that the information is kept in a locked file with extremely limited access.
In doing background checks, you will receive an authorization and release form from the company chosen. You will also need the CMCR form, which can be accessed here in a Word file, or here in a PDF document. Please add your church's return address to the form in order to receive it back when it is complete.