Required Workshops

There are four workshops required for the clergy and various categories of the laity in the Diocese of Maryland. Listed below are the four workshops and who is required to complete them, together with a reference to the Diocesan and/or General Convention resolution(s) setting out the mandate. These workshops are offered regularly throughout the diocese. The current workshop schedule is also on this page.

Both “Safeguarding God’s People” and equivalent courses to meet the requirement for “Safeguarding God’s Children” can now be completed online. To enroll in Safeguarding Online go to http://website.praesidiuminc.com/EnrollNow. Use “ANG-MD” as your login code and enter your information and begin completing modules. Please contact Adam Barner (abarner@archive.episcopalmaryland.org) if you need assistance.

Training Requirements and Policy Handbook

The Safe Church Policy Handbook and Background Check Chart may be downloaded in Adobe PDF format by clicking the link below.

Safeguarding God’s Children:
Preventing Child Sex Abuse

  • All clergy
  • All laity (volunteers and employees) who work with children regularly
  • All lay employees
  • Vestries and officers

Resolutions: General Convention B008 (2003), Diocesan Convention 2007-1

Safeguarding God’s People:
Preventing Sexual Exploitation in Communities of Faith

  • All clergy
  • All lay employees who supervise adults
  • Vestries and officers

Resolutions: General Convention B008 (2003), Diocesan Convention 2007-1

Information on reporting misconduct involving a clergy person

Seeing the Face of God in Each Other: An Anti-Racism Workshop

  • All clergy
  • Vestries, officers, committee members, and others lay leaders in churches
  • Members of diocesan councils, committees, commissions, agencies, and boards
  • All lay employees

Resolutions:  General Convention B049 (2000), A010 (2003), Diocesan Convention 2003-3

Breaking the Silence:
Domestic Violence Prevention and Response

  • All clergy
  • All lay employees
  • Other lay leaders and volunteers are strongly encouraged but not required

Workshop Schedule

Safeguarding God’s Children:
Preventing Child Sex Abuse

  • More workshops coming soon

Safeguarding God’s People:
Preventing Sexual Exploitation in Communities of Faith

More workshops coming soon

Both Safeguarding God’s People and equivalent courses to meet the requirement for Safeguarding God’s Children can now be completed online.

To enroll in Safeguarding Online go to http://website.praesidiuminc.com/EnrollNow. Use “ANG-MD” as your login code and enter your information to set up an account and begin completing modules. Save your username and password for future use.

To complete Safeguarding God’s Children, please do the modules called “Meet Sam”, “It Happened to Me”, “Keeping Your Church Safe” and “Your Policies.”

To complete Safeguarding God’s People, the required modules are the first two modules with that name on the vertical list of courses and “Your Policies” – if you did not complete it already.

N.B. The Safeguarding courses must be completed every five years. Anti-Racism and Domestic Violence prevention need only be completed once.

 

Seeing the Face of God in Each Other:
An Anti-Racism Workshop

St. Mark’s, Lappans

  • Part I: Friday, April 29, dinner 5 pm, workshop 6-9 pm
  • PartII: Saturday, April 30, 8 am-5 pm

All Saint’s, Frederick

  • Part I: Friday, May 6, dinner 5 pm, workshop 6-9 pm
  • Part II: Saturday, May 7, 8 am-5 pm

To register for the above workshops, download and complete this form and email it to Adam Barner at abarner@archive.episcopalmaryland.org

 

Breaking the Silence:
Domestic Violence Prevention and Response

To register for the above workshops, please send an email to Adam Barner at abarner@archive.episcopalmaryland.org