General Overview of Clergy Records Update

General Overview of Clergy Records Update

Greetings,

I am Terri Bradley, the new Bookkeeper at ADOTS, and I have been asked by Canon Greg to review our records and work to get everyone up-to-date and compliant in the following four areas.

  • Sexual Misconduct Prevention Policy signature page, returned by May 1
  • Secure Search background check completed within the last 5 years, completed by June 1
  • Ministry Safe Training (Church safety training), to be completed by July 1
  • Keeping Our Sacred Trust Training (Clergy conduct training), completed by August 1

In the next day or two you will be receiving emails from various sources with links and information on how to complete any of the requirements you may be missing.  Please check your Junk Folder periodically as some of the source emails may be sent there depending on your email security settings.

Several of these requirements will involve a financial expense. If, after seeking assistance from your church or ministry, you find that assistance is needed please contact Canon Greg at Greg@adots.org for options that exist.

Please note:  If you are asked to participate in any of the listed areas and feel you already meet the requirements, email me with the correct information and I will gladly verify then update our records.

Best Regards,

Terri Bradley

Office Bookkeeper

Anglican Diocese of the South

 

SMP Signature Page

Greetings,

A review of our records finds that we do not have a Sexual Misconduct Prevention signature page on file for you.  Once you have read through the entire attached Customary, please fill out and sign APPENDIX B, ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF RECEIPT OF POLICIES and email a copy back to me no later than May 1, 2016.  If you have any questions regarding the document or its contents, please contact Canon Greg.

Best Regards,

Terri Bradley

Office Bookkeeper

Anglican Diocese of the South

Ministry Safe

No additional email needed. Link and instructions are sent from Ministry Safe. $5 fees are charged to ADOTS.

Keeping Our Sacred Trust

Greetings from ADOTS,

As required by our Canons, we have introduced the Keeping Our Sacred Trust training.

This training differs from Ministry Safe in that it focuses on you, your reputation and your actions, whereas Ministry Safe focuses on your church or organization.  We are asking that this training by completed by August 1, 2016.

The online course is offered by Wesley Theological Seminary’s Lewis Center for Church Leadership.  Once you enroll and pay the $49 fee you will have the opportunity to complete the course in 60 days working at your own pace.  After your completion, it will be reviewed and if approved, your certificate of completion will be emailed to you and the diocesan office.

To enroll in the course:

  • Go to keepingoursacredtrust.org
  • Click on enroll and choose option 2 and choose your group Anglican Diocese of the South
  • Complete the registration form and pay by credit card or PayPal.
  • You will then be able to log-in and begin the course.

If, after seeking assistance from your church or ministry, you find that assistance is needed to cover the costs of this training, please contact Canon Greg at Greg@adots.org for options.

 

Kindest Regards,

Terri Bradley

Office Bookkeeper

Anglican Diocese of the South

 

Background Check

Greetings,

The Diocese Canons require that our records contain a background check for all clergy that has been completed within the last 5 years. Our records indicate that your check exceeds that time frame, or will expire by the end of 2016.

 

You will be receiving a separate email from Secure Search which will guide you through the process of completing your background check.  The fee for this service is $80 and will be required at login.  If, after seeking assistance from your church or ministry, you find that assistance is needed to cover the costs of this service, please contact Canon Greg at Greg@adots.org for options.

 

With Regards,

Terri Bradley

Office Bookkeeper

Anglican Diocese of the South