Safe Sanctuaries - Trainers



Scheduling a Safe Sanctuaries Training

Please contact your District Office to coordinate a Safe Sanctuary Training. There are currently certified district trainers that can train locally, and your District Office can put you in touch with one or more of those trainers.

Become a Safe Sanctuaries Certified District Trainer

The District Safe Sanctuary trainer will be one of several trainers within the local district who is responsible for providing training, maintaining records, and submitting information to the district office.


  • Christian with a passion for serving children, youth, and/or vulnerable adults.

  • Strong leadership and communication skills.

  • Ability to travel; personal vehicle required.

  • Must be an active member of a local NAC United Methodist Congregation.  It is preferred that the trainer live within the district being served.



  • Be trained by the NAC Safe Sanctuary Training Team annually.

  • Communicate with the NAC Safe Sanctuary Training Team regarding any questions that cannot be answered and any updates to current policies and procedures.

  • Communicate with the district churches regarding Safe Sanctuary needs/questions they may have.

  • Schedule training as needed at each church.

  • Conduct trainings using material provided by the NAC Safe Sanctuary Training Team.

  • Send attendance rosters to the district office within one week of each training.

  • Submit mileage reports to the district office quarterly.


  • Volunteers will be reimbursed for mileage by the district office at a rate of 22.6 cents per mile.

  • Volunteers should not expect, but are free to accept, honoraria from the churches they serve.


  • Complete an application (click here)

  • Register for a training session conducted by the North Alabama Conference Safe Sanctuaries team (see below)

  • Once your application has been accepted and you are registered for a training session, you will receive a request to complete a background check no later than one week prior to your training session. Please note that background checks completed by your church cannot be accepted for purposes of certification as a District Trainer.


District Trainer Certification Sessions

To view and register for upcoming certification sessions, click here.


District Trainer Recertification

All district trainer recertification sessions are now being completed online. You will receive an email once the online recertification is set up if you are due for recertification.


Beginning Fall 2016, an application is required for both certification and recertification. Please complete the application by clicking here, and once approved by your district you will receive instructions to register for a training session.

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