Safe Church Policy

Grain of Wheat Church Community Safe Church Policy – June 2016
Regarding the prevention of sexual and other abuse

According to our understanding of Biblical faith and what it means to be a faith community, we strive to follow Christ in word and deed. We are called by Christ to act with integrity and love in all our relationships, and to avoid exploitation of vulnerable people or the abuse of positions of power within the church or family. The combination of abuse and misuse of religious authority is a very destructive form of abuse. The creation and implementation of a Safe Church policy reflects our desire to honour God and all those who worship and fellowship with Grain of Wheat Church-Community.

The Grain of Wheat Church-Community safe church policy has been established to:

  1. Help ensure a safe, loving, and open atmosphere for children, youth and vulnerable persons, as well as adults who work with them, as they worship, study, play, and are nurtured in their Christian faith.
  2. Serve as a guide for the prevention of childhood sexual and other abuse by setting and enforcing standards of ethical behavior.
  3. Protect adults involved with children and youth activities


You are invited to speak with a member of the GoWC-C Servant Leadership Team (Linda/Tessa) if you have any questions.


To become an Approved Adult, you have to...


  • Get a Child Abuse Registry Check (a copy of the application is in the files below)
  • Get a Criminal Record Check (instructions are below this list)
  • Fill out an Approved Adult application (the application is in the files below)
  • Participate in a Safe Church training session (if you are interested in this, you can talk about setting up a session with the Servant Leadership Team or Shelby)


To get your Criminal Record Check, please follow the following steps:
  1. Read information for applicants (http://www.winnipeg.ca/police/pr/pic.stm#pic)
  2. Complete Personal Police Information Check (https://policeinformationcheck.winnipeg.ca/)


The following files are available for download. If you do not have MS Word and/or a PDF reader and need another file format, please contact the Servant Leadership Team or Shelby.