Dove's Nest: Faith Communities Keeping Children and Youth Safe

Dove's Nest's mission is to empower and equip faith communities to keep children and youth safe in their homes, churches, and communities. "Let the children come to me. Don't stop them! For the Kingdom of God belongs to those who are like these children" (Luke 18:16 NLT).




Dove’s Nest will soon be expand the number of faith communities it assists in their efforts to help keep children and youth safe. 

On November 17, Dove’s Nest received approval from the Schowalter Foundation for a funding request of $8,000 for a video project.

As a small organization with a national scope, Dove’s Nest has been seeking the ability to disseminate valuable bite-sized information about child safety in a video format that can be shared online and through social media.

The “Child Protection 101 Video Project” will include a series of short, captivating videos that explain concepts to help increase safety in faith community settings.     CLICK HERE to find out more. 

Child and Youth Protection Policies 

A child and youth protection policy in a faith community helps to ensure safety for children and youth. Dove's Nest recommends that every faith community develop and implement a policy suited to its context.

West Union Training Seminar

Interested in having Dove's Nest host a training event at your faith community? Click here.



Circle of GraceCircle of Grace is a Christian safe environment curriculum that helps to form and educate children and youth about the value of positive relationships with God and others. This comprehensive, pre-k through 12th grade curriculum is designed to fit within any church's Christian education program. Circle of Grace is available FREE to Mennonite Church USA congregations and to other denominations for a suggested donation. Click here for more information.


Interested in helping Dove's Nest keep children and youth safe? Our funding comes from charitable gifts and grants. Click here to find out more.



Mennonite Education Conference

Leesburg, Virginia

February 46, 2016


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