Ensuring the safety and well-being of our children and youth is at the heart of what we do. In alignment with this, we encourage you to take time to understand California’s AB-506 legislation, effective from January 1, 2024, which outlines new standards for Youth Service Organizations in the realms of training, background checks, and policies aimed at preventing child abuse and neglect.
The Free Methodist Church of Southern California (FMCSC) is committed to aiding your transition into compliance with this new legislation. We’ve partnered with Kingdom One, a devoted church-serving resource partner, to provide essential resources and training opportunities.
Online Q&A Session with Kingdom One
To shed light on the changes brought about by AB-506 and assist your navigation through this transition, we’ve coordinated with Kingdom One for an informational session. On October 26th at 1pm, Kingdom One will host a live Zoom Q&A session where their human resources consultants will address your concerns and questions regarding AB-506.
Below are valuable resources to help you understand how AB-506 impacts your church:
- Letter from Kingdom One
- Online AB-506 overview through the Pacific Coast Network
- Register for Free Q&A hosted by Kingdom One
We urge you to make the most of these resources as soon as possible to ensure your church’s compliance in the new year.
In-Person Legal Update Event
Kingdom One and Attorney Jen Bursch will host an “Above Reproach Legal Update” event on November 2 at Beachpoint Church in Fountain Valley. This event will delve into the upcoming California and Federal laws, ensuring you’re ahead in legal compliance.
For those interested in attending in-person, the conference registration fee will be covered. Please use the code “FMCSC” during registration to receive this offer. Although a virtual attendance option is available, the provided code applies only to in-person attendance.
Event tickets are priced at $25, and the in-person attendees will enjoy a lunch together followed by a productive afternoon of cohort discussions.
Date: Thursday, November 2, 2023
Time: 8:30am – 3pm
Location: Beachpoint Church – 17415 Magnolia St., Fountain Valley, CA 92708
Thank you for your commitment to creating a safe haven for our young ones. Your proactive steps towards understanding and adhering to AB-506 will significantly contribute to fostering a safe, nurturing environment for our children, resonating with the scriptural principle of being “above reproach”.
We are here to support you through these legal transitions, ensuring a safe and compliant environment for our youth. Should you need any further assistance or have any queries, feel free to reach out.
This post is intended to provide general information and resources regarding AB-506 compliance. It’s advisable to consult with legal professionals to understand the full extent of compliance requirements specific to your church or organization.