The Church of the Nazarene has adopted a zero tolerance policy for sexual misconduct and inappropriate behavior with minors. All workers, leaders, and pastoral staff are to be above reproach in their conduct and to act in the best interest of others. This requires not only that they themselves refrain from engaging in any abusive or suspicious behavior involving minors; they will also be required to report without delay to the proper authorities anyone seen engaging in such behavior.
- The Board of General Superintendents
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The purpose of this information is to raise abuse awareness and provide a resource for developing appropriate guidelines and procedures for protecting minors and preventing sexual misconduct in the church.
As relevant laws vary, districts and local churches are responsible for ensuring compliance with the specific legal requirements for their locality and situation. Nazarene Safe™ resources are made available as a starting point only. The resources Nazarene Safe™ provides are not warranted to comply with the legal requirements of any particular state or locale and are not intended to be used "as is" without appropriate adaptations to ensure material compliance with applicable law. Local churches should consult their insurance carrier and legal counsel for guidance when developing and implementing a safety plan.