The Church has issued it’s annual letter reaffirming safety guidelines for youth and adult activities.
Church activities unite members as “fellow citizens” as described in Ephesians 2:19. In addition to providing education, entertainment, and opportunities for service, activities should be designed to help members build faith in Jesus Christ. They should also provide opportunities for personal growth, strengthen individuals and families, and help members participate in the work of salvation and exaltation.
Ward and stake leaders, along with supporting councils and committees, are responsible to oversee the planning of Church-sponsored activities. This planning includes the temporal and spiritual safety of participants. To assist, leaders should use good judgment and approve activities that are well planned and follow the safety guidelines published at safety.ChurchofJesusChrist.org.
Stake, ward, and youth councils should discuss guidelines and practices that ensure the safety of all participants and protect the Church and its volunteers.
Learn more in the article “Careful Planning Key to Safe Church Activities.”