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An Important Message to All Local Church Leadership The mission of the Church of the Nazarene that drives everything we do is to make Christlike  disciples in the nations. We recognize that in order to fulfill this mission, the discipling  ministries of our local churches must take place in safe and nurturing environments that strive  to protect all of God’s family from harm, especially those who are most vulnerable.  We understand that no dynamic community of faith seriously engaged in this mission can ever  be fully insulated against the scourge of sexual misconduct with minors. Despite the  inescapable reality of evil, we recognize that He who is in us is greater than he who is in the  world. Creating this safe environment requires awareness, diligence, and monitoring on a consistent  and systematic basis. With an even greater commitment to the mission, we must develop  sound policies and preventative practices which, when earnestly and vigilantly enforced, offer  the best protection possible to the most vulnerable among us. To that end, we strongly urge all local churches to adopt and implement the policies and  procedures presented here and in the additional resources available through Nazarene Safe. The Zero Tolerance Policy The Church of the Nazarene has adopted a zero tolerance policy for sexual misconduct and  inappropriate behavior with minors. All workers, leaders, and pastoral staff are to be above  reproach in their conduct and to act in the best interest of others. This requires not only that  they themselves refrain from engaging in any abusive or suspicious behavior involving minors;  they will also be required to report without delay to the proper authorities anyone seen  engaging in such behavior. – The Board of General Superintendents, Church of the Nazarene
Send Mail to NM District or Webservant with questions or comments about this web site. Copyright 2019 New Mexico District Church of the Nazarene. All rights reserved.   Last updated on February 15, 2019
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An Important Message to All Local Church Leadership The mission of the Church of the Nazarene  that drives everything we do is to make  Christlike disciples in the nations. We  recognize that in order to fulfill this  mission, the discipling ministries of our  local churches must take place in safe and  nurturing environments that strive to  protect all of God’s family from harm,  especially those who are most vulnerable. We understand that no dynamic community of faith seriously engaged in  this mission can ever be fully insulated against the scourge of sexual  misconduct with minors. Despite the inescapable reality of evil, we  recognize that He who is in us is greater than he who is in the world.  Creating this safe environment requires awareness, diligence, and  monitoring on a consistent and systematic basis. With an even greater  commitment to the mission, we must develop sound policies and  preventative practices which, when earnestly and vigilantly enforced, offer  the best protection possible to the most vulnerable among us. To that end, we strongly urge all local churches to adopt and implement  the policies and procedures presented here and in the additional  resources available through Nazarene Safe.  The Zero Tolerance Policy The Church of the Nazarene has adopted a zero tolerance policy for  sexual misconduct and inappropriate behavior with minors. All workers,  leaders, and pastoral staff are to be above reproach in their conduct and  to act in the best interest of others. This requires not only that they  themselves refrain from engaging in any abusive or suspicious behavior  involving minors; they will also be required to report without delay to the  proper authorities anyone seen engaging in such behavior. – The Board of General Superintendents, Church of the Nazarene