MinistrySafe Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What is MinistrySafe?
A. MinistrySafe is training that was created specifically to assist organizations with developing practices and policies that help to protect children from sexual abuse. Developed by lawyers Gregory Love and Kimberlee Norris, the training provides awareness to the signs of sexual abuse and to the laws related to sexual abuse.


Q. Why is SBTS requiring MinistrySafe training?
A. SBTS believes that this training is of paramount importance for any of our students that will be serving in churches and other ministries. Unfortunately, this issue is becoming increasingly common, even within the church. We must do our best to watch for these signs to help protect our children from abuse.


Q. When do I need to complete the MinistrySafe training?
A. If you are a degree-seeking student in Spring 17-18, you must complete the training by midnight, July 31, 2018. If you have not completed the training by then, you will not be allowed to access your courses within Canvas until the training is completed. If you plan to graduate in May 2018, you must complete your MinistrySafe training before graduation in order to receive your degree.


Q. How do I take the MinistrySafe training?
A. Log into https://my.sbts.edu. On the left side of the screen in the menu, there is an entry for MinistrySafe. If you click on that menu item, that will give you a button to Activate your MinstrySafe account and to access the MinistrySafe training. Once your training is complete, https://my.sbts.edu will show a green check mark reflecting that the training has been completed along with the date and time that you completed the training.


Q. How do I know when I have satisfied the MinistrySafe requirement?
A. Log into https://my.sbts.edu. On the left side of the screen in the menu, there is an entry for MinistrySafe. If you click on that menu item, that will give you a button to Activate your MinstrySafe account and to access the MinistrySafe training. Once your training is complete, https://my.sbts.edu will show a green check mark reflecting that the training has been completed along with the date and time that you completed the training. Unless there is a green check mark in https://my.sbts.edu, the requirement has not been satisfied.


Q. What if I took MinistrySafe training at another church/camp/other organization?
A. You need to complete MinistrySafe training as a part of our SBTS account in order for our reports to show that you have completed the training. We have no access to other MinistrySafe accounts. We will not accept a PDF from another organization. Log into https://my.sbts.edu. On the left side of the screen in the menu, there is an entry for MinistrySafe. If you click on that menu item, that will give you a button to Activate your MinstrySafe account and to access the MinistrySafe training. Once your training is complete, https://my.sbts.edu will show a green check mark reflecting that the training has been completed along with the date and time that you completed the training. Unless there is a green check mark in https://my.sbts.edu, the requirement has not been satisfied.


Q. Is the training available in Spanish?
A. If you need to complete the training in Spanish, please email campustechnology@sbts.edu and we can assist with sending you the Spanish version of the training.