Mission Statement and child protection information

The Children’s Ministry of The Master’s Church exists to glorify God through evangelizing children, encouraging parents, and edifying servants so that the gospel may be spread among our children, families may be supported, and the church may be strengthened.

(Adapted from Grace Community Church, Sun Valley, CA)

 God’s glory is the ultimate purpose of all things (Rom 11:36) and is inseparably linked to redemption (Eph 1:12) through which regenerate man has the desire and ability (2 Cor 3:18) to please and praise God in everything (1 Cor 10:31). The church was established for God’s glory and is a primary means through which He is exalted (Eph 3:21) as she shares, defends, teaches, and embodies His truth (1 Tim 3:15). This reality is manifested as the local church embraces its commission to evangelize the lost and its call to equip and encourage the saints, including parents.

Therefore, Children’s Ministry serves as an effective vehicle through which the church is strengthened as she glorifies God through sharing the gospel, supporting parents, and strengthening the saints.

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We require all our volunteers to be members of The Master’s Church and to adhere to Pennsylvania state requirements for all our child care workers. Our detailed Child Protection Policy will be shared and discussed with each volunteer before they minister to our children.

If you are interested in volunteering please follow the links below for state mandated background checks. The Keep Kids Safe website has more information and some FAQ’s.

All records will be kept confidential. If you already have these records dated within the last 5 years we are able to take a copy in place of running new checks.

Pennsylvania Child Abuse Clearance This is free for volunteers and must be completed by everyone 18 and older. Please create an individual account for each volunteer and then login with instructions sent to your email. When complete please submit the results to us.

Pennsylvania State Police background check This is free for volunteers and must be completed by everyone 18 and older. Please submit a “New Record Check” and submit the results to us.

FBI Fingerprinting Check This check is ONLY for volunteers that have NOT lived in the state of Pennsylvania for at least 10 years. For volunteers 18 years and older the cost will be $22.60. Please register with IDEMIA, and be fingerprinted at an IdentoGO site. The fingerprint-based background check is a multi-step process

If you have lived within Pennsylvania for the last 10 years we have a waiver for you to sign once all the other checks have come back without concern.

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“we are to grow up in all aspects into Him who is the head, even Christ, from whom the whole body, being fitted and held together by what every joint supplies, according to the proper working of each individual part, causes the growth of the body for the building up of itself in love.”
— Ephesians 4:15-16