Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not stop them; for it is to such as these that the kingdom of heaven belongs” (Matthew 19:14). At Hayes Barton Baptist Church, we strive to welcome children like Jesus did and to provide an environment in which every child feels safe, valuable, and loved. We also recognize that children are especially vulnerable, and for that reason our church considers the safety and well being of children and youth to be of highest priority.
In 2003, Hayes Barton implemented a Child and Youth Protection Policy to ensure that we are doing everything in our power to protect both our children and our volunteers. The policy affirms our commitment to provide a safe place for our youth and children and provides specific guidelines for employees and volunteers. In November 2015, the deacons voted to approve changes to the Child and Youth Protection Policy, including a requirement that every volunteer working with children or youth complete an annual safety training and background check. We utilize a secure online resource called Protect My Ministry for our awareness training and background checks. Please check out the following links for more information on our policies and procedures: