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).


An Evening with Anna

New Interim Executive Director 

Join us as we welcome
Anna Groff 

into the position of executive director of
Dove's Nest!


The Dove's Nest board of directors is pleased to announce that it has named Anna Groff, of Tucson, Arizona, to the role of executive director. Groff currently serves as executive director of The Mennonite, Inc., and will transition out of this role to Dove's Nest in early fall. Anna will be visiting Nebraska to meet the Nebraska component of Dove's Nest's board of directors and staff. An open house will be held in her honor on August 8 at 7:00 p.m. at First Mennonite Church in Lincoln, Nebraska. Come learn more about Anna and the exciting, expanding work of Dove's Nest, including our recent events in New York related to helping Amish and Old Order Mennonite communities keep children and youth safe! 
Reservations are not required but are appreciated so we have an approximate count for appetizers and beverages. 
"It is an absolute honor to join Dove's Nest," says Groff. "I firmly believe that church should be a safe and positive place for children and youth. I look forward to the significant work of empowering churches to protect children in church settings and beyond. This is vital and timely work, and Dove's Nest is leading the way."
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

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Circle of Grace

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.

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.


Salem Mennonite Church, Freeman, SD, September 1213, 2015

Salem Zion Mennonite Church, Freeman, SD, September 13, 2015

Beatrice Mennonite Church, Beatrice, NE, September 20, 2015

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