Keeping Small Groups Safe and Legal

Keeping Small Groups Safe and Legal

Use these forms to help protect your church and your group members.

Accountability and liability protection are an important aspect of ministry in today's church. And that should include small groups. With topics ranging from food preparation to transporation to safety for children in groups, this downloadable resource will provide your church with forms and policy recommendations that can help protect both your group members and your ministry.

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Sam O'Neal

General Issues

Emergency Contact Information

Food Allergies: Small-Group Information Sheet
Source: U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Food Preparation: Safety Checklist
Source: Jeff Hanna

A Primer on Food-borne Illness
Source: United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service

A Primer on Safe Cooking
Source: United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service

Vehicle Safety Checklist
Source: James F. Cobble, Jr.

Church Policy on Infectious Diseases

When Children Are Involved

Child Information Sheet

Is the Kids' Room Child-Proof?
Source: Sam O'Neal

Consent to Perform a History/Background Check

Children's Workers Screening Checklist

Applications and Evaluations

Small-Group Leader Application Form

Small-Group Coach Application Form

Staff Evaluation: Staff Copy

Staff Evaluation: Supervisor Copy

Small-Group Leader Evaluation Form

Small-Group Leader Self Assessment

Small-Group Coach Evaluation Form

Additional Resources

Total number of pages - 45

You have permission to make up to 1,000 copies of this resource within your church or educational institution.

  • Word Document
  • SMG-BSG057-D