BTS Info Sheet – Key Points for Online Meetings with Young People

In light of COVID-19, many churches may be thinking about alternate ways to hold ministry activities using online communication. We’ve put together an info sheet outlining some key safe ministry guidelines to consider when communicating with children or young people using online platforms. Click here to download the info sheet.

BTS Templates – Permission/Consent Form for Online Youth Group Meetings

If you choose to move your youth group meetings into an online format, it is essential that you gain parental consent before engaging in this sort of interaction with people who are under 18. This template can be adapted for use by churches, to be sent out to the parents and carers of young people who you wish to include in online meetings. These completed forms should be kept in your church records. Click here to download the template.

BTS Template – Permission/Consent Form for Contacting Young People

If you are seeking to keep in touch with your youth group members throughout the week, you will need to establish boundaries and expectations to ensure that any extra contact between youth leaders and youth are safe, transparent and helpful. Consent from parents must also be obtained in advance. This template can be adapted for use by churches, to be sent out to the parents and carers of youth group members. These completed forms should be kept in your church records. Click here to download the template.

More to come…