Dove's Nest
Faith communities keeping children and youth safe.

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. 

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

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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Dove's Nest Welcomes New Staff Member

Dove's Nest is pleased to welcome Kathy Haake as our new Volunteer and Events Coordinator. Kathy is a member of First Mennonite Church, Lincoln, Nebraska, and has been actively involved with helping Dove's Nest contact Mennonite Church USA congregations to receive their FREE copy of the Circle of Grace curriculum.

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? kathy[at]dovesnest[dot]net to contact Kathy for more information about volunteering with Dove's Nest or scheduling a training event. 

Dove's Nest featured in "Scattered Seeds" newsletter [click here]

Safe Sanctuaries Video Training now available [click here]