All information on this application will be kept confidential. If you have any questions about the application, please contact the church, and they will put you in touch with the responsible staff member. Completed applications may be returned to the church office or Children's Ministry Director.
Because our church exists to serve and glorify Jesus Christ as Savior, we feel it is necessary that persons involved in this position of rearing our covenant children be personally committed to Jesus Christ. Please give a brief testimony of your Christian Experience including how you came to know Jesus Christ as your Savior and how you maintain a close relationship with Him. (This is for non-Members as Members have been previously examined on this issue.) If you prefer to give this information in person, please set up a time to share with the Children's Ministry Director. You may put days and times you are available in the testimony section below.
To ensure the safety of our children, volunteers must be realistically certain that they would not abuse the children in their care. Volunteers must also be free from substance abuse.
Please give three references. These should be people who can attest to your character and, if possible, have observed your behavior and interaction with children. Please only include references who are 18 years or older and who are not members of your family and at least one from Faith Church.
All information on this application is confidential and will be use solely by the FPC staff for evaluative purposes only.
* I have read and agree to all policies and Children's Ministry procedures. I am giving my authorization to Faith Presbyterian Church to verify the information on this form and to contact my references. Sign below.
The information on this form is confidential and will be seen only by one elder, unless he deems it necessary to share the information collected with appropriate ministry leaders, the session, and/or deacons for the purpose of shepherding God's people and protecting the name of Jesus and his Bride.
I hereby affirm that the information provided on this form is true and complete. I understand that the information is subject to verification. Sign below.
Signature of parent or legal guardian of applicant under 18 years. Sign below.
Consent for Criminal Background Check
I hereby give my permission to Faith Presbyterian Church, Gainesville, FL to obtain information relating to my criminal history record. The criminal history record may include arrest and conviction data as well as plea bargains and deferred adjudications and delinquent conduct committed as a juvenile. I understand that this information will be used, in part, to determine my eligibility for an employment/volunteer position with this organization. I also understand that the criminal background check will be performed within six months of signing this form. I understand that, if necessary, I will have an opportunity to review the criminal history as received by Faith Presbyterian Church, Gainesville, FL and a procedure is available for clarification, if I dispute the record as received. I also understand that the criminal history could contain information presumed to be expunged. I also understand that as this check is related to the children’s ministry that any records could preclude me/remove me from working with children until all has been cleared.
I, the undersigned, do, for myself, my heirs, executors and administrators, hereby remise, release and forever discharge and agree to indemnify Faith Presbyterian Church, Gainesville, FL and each of their officers, directors, employees, and agents and hold them harmless from and against any and all causes and actions, suit, liabilities, costs, debts and sums of money, claims and demands whatsoever (including claims for negligence, gross negligence, and/or strict liability of Faith Presbyterian Church, Gainesville, FL) and any and all related attorneys’ fees, court cost and other expenses resulting from the investigation of my background in connection with my application to become a volunteer/staff member.