A Note From Your Pastor
Thank you for your interest in serving with minors at Dawson. Dawson is a church that celebrates and values the discipleship of children and students in safe, relational environments. The importance of creating and maintaining those environments has always been at the forefront of our Preschool, Children, and Student Ministries.
Over the last months, journalists have done credible work spotlighting the horrific abuse of minors in church settings. This national attention has prompted your Church leadership to look closely at our policies and procedures that are present to safeguard against such abuse.
Our policies have been thoroughly reviewed by staff, legal experts, and outside consultants and have been affirmed as thorough and wise. We do feel that this is an opportunity that we have to take proactive steps to increase our volunteer’s awareness of these policies and to further expand our training for all staff and volunteers working with minors at Dawson. To this end, we are mandating that every person who wishes to serve in any capacity with minors (age 19 and below) must go through an enhanced screening and training process
Thank you for loving our children and working with us to ensure their safety.