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

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Everence Offers Safe Church Grants


Everence® supports churches in protecting children, teens, and vulnerable individuals from harm with the Safe Church Grant. This grant helps to reimburse churches for costs they incur to keep people in their care safe from sexual or other forms of abuse.

With this grant, Everence supports the healthy development of churches as they contribute to the good spiritual and emotional health of their attendees. The grant can be used to develop policies, train people, or implement programs within their church ministries. Dove's Nest is a qualifying provider of these services. Check out our Training and Events page to see a sampling of our offerings!

Churches with an Everence Stewardship Advocate may apply for a grant of up to $350 to reimburse churches for program expenses incurred within the last 12 months to protect children, teens or others from sexual, physical, emotional/psychological or other forms of abuse.

Learn more More details—including a downloadable grant application—are available at

Questions? Contact Kenda Mishler, Everence Member Benefits Manager, at kenda.mishler [at] or 800-348-7468 ext. 3388.


38-Minute Training Video Available

This 2020 abuse prevention and healthy boundaries training video is designed specifically for adults volunteering in faith communities, such as churches, camps, or schools. It is available to you and the adult volunteers at your church for a one-time fee of $75. For $200, we offer the video and a one-hour Zoom discussion facilitated by a Dove's Nest expert. See a one-minute preview of the training here!

Steps to access the video:
1. Pay the one-time $75 fee online or by mailing a check.
2. Notify Nancy Major (Nmajor [at] that you made this payment for the video.
3. A link to download or stream the training video will be sent to you in one business day. 
4. The video can be viewed an unlimited amount of times.  

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).