Frequently asked questions
Who is in charge of the programs?
All leaders must be members or adherents of SCBC and be in good standing. For volunteers, we require that they have been attending SCBC for a minimum of 6 months. They must complete a Ministry Personnel Application Form, have signed the SCBC Statement of Faith and Beliefs, have reference checks, have gone through an interview with the Pastors/Chair of Children’s ministries, have passed their Canadian Police Information Clearance (CPIC) or Vulnerable Sector Search, have gone through children’s ministry personnel training (Plan to Protect), and have been approved by the Pastors. SCBC will have a personnel file to be kept permanently with our church records. All volunteers will be monitored by Ministry Leads and/or Pastors through formal and informal visits to all classrooms and programs.
What will you be teaching my children?
Will you be feeding them?
During various programs, we do provide snacks and the occasional meal to our children. Parents will be notified ahead of time should we be providing full meals for the children. All snacks/meals are entirely optional.
What if my kid has allergies?
Should your child have allergies, our first-timer form from all children programs requires that you indicate what allergies your child has, and also what you want us to do should your child have a reaction. We do our best to enforce the regulation that our environment is a nut-free zone. During K2K, the children have nametags that list out their various allergies so the leaders know what not to give them. In this instance, to the best of our abilities, we will provide an alternative snack for your children. Summer Fun lunches are an optional add-in for our camp and do not cater to any allergies/dietary restrictions other than our nut-free mandate. Should this be a concern, please opt out of purchasing this option for your children and instead, continue to pack them a lunch as usual.
Will you be taking them off-site?
During various programs like K2K and Summerfun, we do take our children on field trips. This will only be done after parents/guardians fill out permission and waiver forms, and will only be done when the number of leaders to children meets the required Plan to Protect standards.
What if my kid has special needs/requires extra assistance?
Please indicate your needs in the first timer registration form, so we will arrange accordingly.
Does it cost money?
All Sunday morning and afternoon programs are free of charge.
Both K2K and Summerfun do come with a cost which is used to subsidize materials needed to provide these programs. This cost varies by year. Please check the individual programs for further cost details.
Can I stay and watch?
According to Plan to Protect, any visitors must be visibly noted as such, primarily with a visitor’s nametag, and must be accompanied by a certified leader at all times. We understand there may be newcomers who would like to observe, and we will do what we can to accommodate for this, but we encourage parents/guardians to allow their children to attend our programs on their own as much as possible.
Who can I talk to if I have a problem?
所有在士浸兒童部服事的領導必須是本會有良好信譽的會友。我們亦需要所有義工有在本會參與最少六個月。他們必須填妥事工申請表、簽署士浸的信仰聲明、通過參考檢查、接受了兒童傳道和事工面試、持有加拿大無犯罪紀錄證明書(CPIC)或警察局的無刑事檢查、完成兒童事工Plan to Protect訓練課程、及得到牧師或傳道人的訪問及批准。所有義工的個人資料會永久保存在教會資料庫內。活動期間教牧亦會不時進行考察。
根據Plan to Protect，所有訪者必須由會內認可的領導陪同及戴上名牌。我們會盡力鼓勵家長讓孩子自己參與活動，但亦明白有些新來賓初訪時會希望陪同小孩，我們會盡力協助。
Plan to Protect is an annually updated policy customized for SCBC. The plan enforces abuse prevention and vulnerable sector protection. We believe that by equipping our team with effective and customized policies, procedures, and training, our church will become a safe community for all to enjoy.
Plan to Protect 是一個為士浸訂製及每年更新的政策。此政策具有避免虐待兒童及弱勢社群的措施。我們相信一套有效及專門定制的政策、程序、及訓練會令教會成為一個更安全及讓人安心享用的社區。