DUE TO NEW PENNSYLVANIA LAWS THIS PAGE IS UNDER RECONSTRUCTION
Last updated 3/25/2015
According to the Church Manual, Edition 18, pp 168-169, "Everyone involved in work with children who are minors must meet all Church and legal standards and requirements".
Children's Ministries & Volunteer Screening
The Seventh-Day Adventist Church has a moral and civil duty to protect the children and youth entrusted to its care. The church is committed to providing a safe worship and educational environment to help children and youth learn to love and follow Jesus Christ.
The Pennsylvania Conference of SDA has been working to establish business accounts with the Department of Human Services, PA State Police Criminal Record repository and Cogent Systems (FBI Fingerprinting). There is no out of pocket expense to the Volunteer. Please be sure to fill out these forms completely.
Background Check Authorization & Disclosure Form The PA Conference has created business accounts with Cogent Systems (FBI Fingerprinting) and the PA State Police Criminal Record repository. Please complete the Background Check Authorization & Disclosure Form so that we may order/register these two clearances for you.
FBI Fingerprinting - Once we have registered you with Cogent Systems for fingerprinting, we will contact you to give the required registration number and a list of locations that do fingerprinting. You must have the registration number with you in order to be fingerprinted.
FBI Waiver Form - If you have been a continuous resident in the state of Pennsylvania for the last 10 years and have not been convicted of any of the crimes listed on the form, you may fill out the Waiver and not be required to complete an FBI Fingerprinting.
PA State Police Criminal Record Check - PA Conference will order this using the information on the on the Background Check Authorization & Disclosure Form.
Child Abuse Clearance - This form must be completed by the volunteer. Please fill out and mail or fax to the PA Conference at the address listed below. The PA Conference will mail in the request along with payment.
Please be patient as we work through these new laws and requirements.
MAIL OR FAX THESE FORMS TO:
PA CONFERENCE OF SDA
720 MUSEUM ROAD
READING PA 19611
DO NOT EMAIL ANYTHING WITH A SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER ON IT!!
Background screening is essential to these requirements and mandatory. Before any individual is allowed to work with children, whether as an employee of the Seventh-day Adventist Church or as a volunteer driving for a school field trip in one of our local schools, or churches, PA State background checks must be completed.