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).



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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.

2014 Protecting Our Children and Youth Conference and Worship Gathering

The 2014 Protecting Our Children and Youth Conference and Worship Gathering was a wonderful time of worship, networking, and learning.

2014 Conference Group

Handouts from all conference education sessions will be available to download soon. 

2014 Breakout Session

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.


First Baptist Church Holdrege, NE, February 21, 2015

Child Advocacy Center, Lincoln, NE, April 13, 2015

Child Advocacy Center, Lincoln, NE, May 2, 2015

Mennonite Church USA Convention, Kansas City, MO, June 30–July 5, 2015

Mennonite World Conference Global Education Conference, Lansdale, PA, July 1618, 2015

Click here to find out more about having Dove's Nest visit your faith community!

Circle 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. Circle of Grace

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Are you interested in helping Dove's Nest protect children and youth? Volunteers for various projects are always needed. Would you like to host a training event for your faith community? Contact Kathy at kathy [at] for more information about volunteering with Dove's Nest or scheduling a training event. 

Safe Sanctuaries Video Training now available [click here]