This document offers guidance for churches seeking to incorporate persons who have committed sexual offenses, while maintaining the congregation as a safe and healing community.
Churches that seek to minister in the name of Christ are called to include those who may be stigmatized or rejected by society while providing for the protection of children and other vulnerable groups and caring for those who may be survivors of abuse, crimes, or traumatic experiences.
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).