Youth ministry thrives on healthy relationships between adults and teenagers. Our youth leaders and mentors strive to be the kind of adults with whom our youth discuss questions of faith, and the challenges that face teens in a digitally connected world: bullying, sexting, dating, family challenges, difficult friendships, suicide, abuse, and much more. We also understand, however, that interactions between teenagers and adults hold the potential for abuse. We grieve the stories of adults who betrayed their positions of trust and are now infamous for hurting teens.
We have an extensive screening and training process for our volunteers, for both in-person and online events. We take precautions to make sure our youth are safe.