Training and Certification at St. mark's Church

St. Mark's Church has zero tolerance for abuse. We are committed to being a church where children and youth are provided a safe place to respond to the Gospel and grow in their faith.

Together, we are being equipped to prevent and respond to abuse in ways that honor the Lord and provide a light to world around us. 

With a strong conviction that we are called to emulate God’s heart for the vulnerable, St. Mark's Church partners with G.R.A.C.E. to maintain a comprehensive safeguarding certification.

Policy Communication and Training

Ongoing Policy Requirements –

  • Every ministry worker agrees to a background check before working within a ministry.  This background check is repeated every three years.
  • Every ministry worker is required to complete Mandated Reporter Training, in accordance with State of Illinois guidelines.
  • A minimum of two unrelated ministry workers are required to provide care in any ministry setting.

Read the Protection Policy for the complete set of guidelines.