Best Church Practices
Waivers and Releases
Allow your church to host activities without fear.
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Waivers and releases enable full participation by church members, seekers, and volunteers and paid employees. When used correctly, your church will be able to promote excellence in employment, outreach activities, and volunteer participation, and provide protection for all involved.

In this download, we have assembled 10 descriptions and forms to help you assemble thorough and appropriate documents to secure waivers and releases for employment background checks, volunteer engagement, and involvement of children and young people in ministries and activities of the church.

This Resource contains all of the following:

Importance of Waivers and Releases 

Employment Application Form with Releases 

Authorization to Obtain a Consumer Credit Report and Release of Information for Employment Purposes 

Employment Application Form/Fair Credit Reporting Act 

Application for Children's Ministry 

Application for Annual Renewal for Background Check 

Required Student Impact Permission Form 

High School Ministry Medical and Liability Release 

Health History Disclosure Form 

Summer Youth Program Consent/Release Form 

Camp Background and Release Form 

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Topics:Administration, Confidentiality, Hiring, Interviews, Legal issues, Liability, Management, Not-for-profit issues, Volunteers
Filters:Business administrator, Children's ministry, Church board, Management, Sunday school, Youth ministry
References:Acts 1:23-26
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