The Jeremiah Project desires a safe environment for all children and youth. To that end, the Jeremiah Project performs background checks on its entire staff that are 18 years and older. The Jeremiah Project also requires that each church complete thorough background checks on all of its adult leaders.
Background checks for each adult leader should include – at a minimum – the following:
State Criminal History
Federal Criminal History
National Criminal Sex Offender Registry (OFAC)
These background checks must be completed through an agency the individual church deems reliable and trustworthy. Churches are responsible for all costs associated with performing the aforementioned background checks. We recommend that these background checks be completed through a reputable professional service provider such as the ones suggested below.
ScreeningOne - https://vaumc.org/next-gen-safe-sanctuaries
In partnership with the Virginia Conference (UMC) and Safe Sanctuaries
Protect My Ministry - http://protectmyministry.com
Churches must provide, no later than June 15 confirmation by the senior pastor indicating that the background checks have been completed and are on file for all adult participants.
We will provide an electronic survey where the senior pastor can confirm the completion of background checks and include a digital signature.
We expect that churches will secure additional screened adults to serve as alternate leaders in the event that one or more adult leaders are unable to participate at the last minute.
Adult leaders must have had a successful background check performed within the last five years.
This form must be signed and submitted within 14 days of submitting your online work camp registration. Church application will not be processed until this form is returned signed and dated.
I accept the terms of Jeremiah Project’s Child-Protection Policy.