Safe Gatherings

Safe Gatherings is a program provided by the Great Plains United Methodist Conference
that safeguards children, youth and vulnerable adults. 


Those at Monticello UMC who are required to have this training: 


  • pastors
  • church staff
  • committee chairpersons
  • ministry team coordinators
  • members of Church Council, Caring Ministry team, Children's Ministry team, Youth Ministry team, MCCC team
  • Sunday School teachers
  • Vacation Bible school volunteers
  • Scoutmasters and Assistant Cubmasters
  • Den Leaders and Assistant Den Leaders
  • Scout committee chairs and committee members with direct contact with Scouts
  • Volunteers and parents attending an overnight event with children and/or youth
  • Anyone else who works with children, youth, or vulnerable adults
  • Anyone determined by the pastor or Church Council based on their role in the church


Click here for details and to take the online course.


Click here for a User's Guide to help navigate through the online certification.