Please list all church memberships and dates of membership for the past 10 years. Please include church name and city/state.
Every person who applies to work with children or vulnerable adults must provide two personal references.
If you have been a member of Philadelphia for less than one year, please provide the name of a leader from the church you most recently attended and a person with whom you have worked in the past who knows you well.
If you have been a member of Philadelphia for more than one year, please list an elder, deacon, or community group leader who knows you well and another member of Philadelphia who knows you well and can attest to your character.
All references must be unrelated to you.
Because of the nature of this ministry, it is essential that we ask the following. Affirmative answers will not automatically disqualify you from ministry.
For each of the following, please include location, duration, and in what capacity you served.
PERSONAL HISTORY CONCERNS
The following questions are designed to help us provide a safe, loving, and secure environment for all volunteers and children. All information provided in this section of the application will be treated confidentially and will not be disclosed unless the elders deem it necessary for the protection of the children participating in our programs.
If any of the following questions is answered "yes," an elder will talk with you in private to determine whether pastoral assistance or counseling may be needed and to learn whether that issue has a bearing on your ability to work with children. Answering "yes" to any of these questions will not necessarily disqualify you from participation in children's ministry at Philadelphia. If you prefer not to answer in writing any of these questions to which the answer is "yes," simply leave it blank, and an elder will speak with you personally and privately.
AUTHORIZATION FOR CRIMINAL RECORDS CHECK
By clicking the SUBMIT button below, I certify that the information contained in this application is true and correct to the best of my knowledge. I authorize Philadelphia Baptist Church to contact any references or organizations listed in this application. Furthermore, I authorize such references and organizations to provide Philadelphia Baptist Church with any information they may have regarding my character and fitness for working with children. I release Philadelphia Baptist Church, all of its agents, and all such references and organizations from any and all liability for any damage that may result from furnishing such evaluations to you, and I waive any right that I may have to inspect references provided on my behalf. I further state that I have carefully read the foregoing release and know and understand the contents thereof. I agree to this release as my own free act. This is a legally binding agreement that I have read and understand.
Thank you for completing the Confidential Child Worker application. You should soon receive two emails from MinistrySafe to complete your background check and to complete an online child abuse awareness training session. Please continue on to Step 2 (Policies & Procedures) and Step 3 (Childcare Training Session) on the church website.