Essential Guide to Youth Ministry Safety

by Richard R. Hammar. Christianity Today.


This resource addresses a range of topics to help youth ministers navigate issues of safety, liability, and accountability.


selecting staff, accountability and boundaries, counseling youth, social media, safety, travel, legal issues, church liability, privacy

Recommended Audience

Clergy and youth leaders of any faith tradition


Varies per service

Practical Applications

  • Prepare youth ministry leaders for a variety of situations by sharing this resource.
  • Address difficult situations with confidence by consulting this text first and reading the relevant section.

About the Contributor

Janet Hoover

Janet Hoover is a certified spiritual director in private practice and an American Baptist pastor. She graduated from the University of Indianapolis and earned her MDiv and DMin from Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis. 

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