Prevention of Harassment & Abuse
Staff and volunteers are required to have up-to-date training in the prevention of harassment and abuse. The diocesan policies are linked below.
Harassment Prevention Policy PDF Word document
Child Abuse Prevention Policy PDF Word document
Safeguarding Online is online training provided through the Church Pension Group. Safeguarding Online provides training in short, focused courses that can normally be completed in 30-45 minutes. These courses can be taken from any location where a high-speed Internet connection is available. The training is provided at no cost to participants.
If you completed this training in the last few years through a parish that is not part of The Diocese of South Carolina, please contact Lauren Kinard in the Diocesan Office (843.259-2016). We will be able to access your information through CPG and update your diocesan records accordingly.
If your training is not up to date and you would like to enroll in online training, click here for further instructions.
The Diocese of South Carolina has an Alcohol Use Policy as adopted by Diocesan Convention in 2016. Find a copy of the policy here.
Resources for Worshiping Communities
Here are documents and information that Worshiping Communities may find useful in organizing and conducting their business. If you have any questions, please contact Lauren Kinard, Executive Assistant to the Bishop, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Constitution & Canons
An example of Parish Bylaws (from Grace Church, Charleston) in Microsoft Word (download and edit). Please read this note about these bylaws.
Clergy Compensation Guidelines
The Manual of Business Methods
A comprehensive, user-friendly manual which supports the increasingly complex work of all treasurers and parish administrators. Includes forms, such as the Parochial Report Form, with instructions. (This document is maintained and frequently updated by The Episcopal Church. Please follow this link to download the latest version.) http://www.episcopalchurch.org/page/manual-business-methods