Welcome

Tuggeranong Baptist Church usually gathers for worship and fellowship at the Garratt St Centre each Sunday, on Good Friday and on Resurrection Sunday at 10:00 am.

Because of COVID-19 restrictions, we are numbers are limited so it is essential that you book. Each Church Service is listed in the Event section.

Video recordings of each Sunday's sermon are published, usually on the following Monday, and can be accessed via our website or from the Sermons section in this App.

23 Garratt Street, Wanniassa.

Email: tbchurch@internode.on.net

Ian Reid: 0401 301 193 ian.reid@mail.com


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Volunteering Process and Forms

These forms support our Safe Church - Procedure for Staff and Volunteers and are aligned to our system for Volunteering at Tuggeranong Baptist Church.

In addition to meeting the Safe Church requirements, our forms also align with the Network system of identifying the right person to place in the right position at the right time.

The Process (open the PDF for full explanation)

  1. Interest - Volunteer Expression of Interest Form
  2. Induction and Forms - Screening Questionnaire and Code of Conduct
  3. Interview - Specific ministry/role application form
  4. Specific Ministry Induction
  5. Creating Safe Spaces Training - On line module to be completed before serving and workshop within 4 months of commencement of service.
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COVID Safety Plan revised 24 May 2022

COVID Safety Plans in accordance with Public Health (Restricted Activities) Emergency Direction 2022 (No 7).

From 11.59pm Friday 13 May 2022

Places of worship

  • Must develop and maintain a COVID Safety Plan. The Plan must be produced if requested by an authorised officer.

Guidelines

  • COVID-19 Safety Checklist for Small Business
  • COVID-19 Safety Guidelines

Face Masks

The Minister encourages Canberrans to continue wearing a face mask in public indoor settings, particularly where it may be difficult to maintain appropriate physical distancing.

COVID Smart behaviours - attendee responsibilities

  • Practice good hygiene
  • Physical distancing
  • Face masks
  • High risk activities (singing)
  • Maintaining appropriate separation






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National Church Life Survey 2021 - Summary Profile for Tuggeranong Baptist Church

The Tuggeranong Baptist Church Summary Profile is attached.

A full Church Life Profile will be provided that will contain comprehensive results with comparisons to other benchmarks.

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Volunteer training - Safe Church Induction - Videos and Powerpoint presentations

Part 1 - Our Induction Videos : https://youtu.be/6s2ZkQi3wRM introduces the Safe Church concept and the videos including in the training package.. (Run time: 5 mins)

Part 2 - Safe Church Policy https://youtu.be/rmKqXPt-VNE introduces Tuggeranong Baptist Church's Safe Church policies and processes to enable us to implement the 10 Child Safe Standards identified by the Commonwealth government in response the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, and endorsed by the ACT Government. (Run time: 5 mins 42 secs).

Procedures and documents that implement the Safe Church Policy are:

Procedure for Staff and Volunteers - explains how we recruit, screen, induct, train and resource staff and volunteers and record keeping requirements.

Procedure for Conflict Resolution - explains the procedure for resolving conflict between two or more staff, volunteers, members or attenders of the church in a pastoral and restorative manner rather than through a formal complaint handling procedure.

Procedure for handling complaints against staff and volunteers - sets out a procedure by which a complaint or information relating to a serious breach of the Code of Conduct can be received, investigated and resolved.

Procedure for Responding to Child Protection Concerns - sets out a procedure to follow when a complaint or information about any form of child protection concern is received.

Ministry Screen Questionnaire - asks personal questions to assist the church, its staff and volunteers to meet the obligations of the Child Safe Standards.

Code of Conduct for Staff and Volunteers - as part of our commitment to create safe spaces at the church, staff and volunteers are required to agree with, sign and abide by the Code of Conduct.

Guidelines for activities with children and young people to be read and followed by all volunteers in ministries and teams directly connected with children and young people.

Part 3 - WHS at the Garratt St Centre (Managing Risk) - introduces the health and safety systems at the Garratt St Centre. Leaders and volunteers are required to manage risk to minimise the incidence of hazards and need to be familiar with the emergency and other systems as it is possible that you may be part of a group meeting at the centre when such an occasion arises - so you need to know what to do. {Under construction - coming soon}

Part 4 - A new process - Understanding the Volunteering Process https://youtu.be/HB7jaHeLNCc explains the process and what we is required of us so that we can continue or begin to volunteer at Tuggeranong Baptist Church. Introduces the Screening Questionnaire and Code of Conduct. (Run Time 13mins 14 secs)

Part 5 - Safe Church documentation https://youtu.be/JsA0ic4IXPU An overview of some of the documentation and who to go to in various situations. The relevant PPT presentation provides more detail.


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Safe Church

The attached Policy and Procedures were adopted by the Elders of Tuggeranong Baptist Church on 16 September 2020

Safe Church Policy

Outlines the commitment of the church to principles in various areas. The procedures and guidelines provide detail relate to practical implementation of the Safe Church Policy. These include:

Procedure for Staff and Volunteers - explains the procedure for recruiting, training and managing volunteers

Procedure for Conflict Resolution - sets out a procedure for resolving conflict between two or more staff, volunteers, members or attendees of the church in a pastoral and restorative manner, rather than through a formal complaint handling procedure.

Procedure for handling complaints against staff and volunteers - sets out a procedure by which a complaint or information relating to a serious breach of the Code of Conduct can be received, investigated and resolved.

Procedure for Responding to Child Protection Concerns - sets out a procedure to follow when a complaint or information about any form of child protection concern is received.

Guidelines for activities with children and young people to be read and followed by all volunteers in ministries and teams directly connected with children and young people.

Ministry Screening Questionnaire

Asks personal questions to assist the church, its staff and volunteers to meet the obligations of the Child Safe Standards.

The Code of Conduct, Version 2 was adopted on 14 June 2021

As part of our commitment to create safe spaces at the church, staff and volunteers are required to agree with, sign and abide by the Code of Conduct.



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Privacy Policy - protecting you - protecting others - how to contact others

Check out the PDF below for details of the church-specific policy details.

The policy outlines the scope and boundaries for the use of the church's database of personal information, for example the church mailing lists.

When you Create and Account on our website or in our app, you are covered by this Privacy Policy and you may also set yourself profile so that you receive Notifications about teams/events that you specify if you are logged in to to your account.

Protecting you - we do not disclose your information to another person on the mailing list or use the mailing list for purposes other than those listed in the policy.

Protecting others - similarly you have a role not to pass on contact details or personal or sensitive details to others.

What to do if I want to contact someone else who attends church?

  • ask them to share their personal details with you so that you can contact them
  • send a message to the church office tbchurch@internode.on.net or through contact us on the website or app with your request and giving permission for your details to be passed on to them
  • a message is sent to the person you wish to contact and your details passed to them so that they can contact you if they wish.

Ministry leaders/event organisers may use the App/Website functions to send out information to people who have opted-in to receive communications from them.

Note: This policy is also appended to the Privacy Policy that incudes details of the measures Church Central (the provider of our App and Website services) take to protect your privacy.

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How to Compose a Prayer Request

Tuggeranong Baptist Church has always provided an intercessory prayer service.

The prayer service was originally conducted as a prayer chain when the requests were passed through a chain of phone calls and it has evolved with the advance of technology.

The management of the service is now facilitated by Website and App functions.

To become a member of the Prayer Team - simply make Prayer Team one of your preferences as you created your account. Leave the app running (logged on) in the background and you will hear it sound each time a new request is processed.

To Compose request for prayer - type it straight into the form on the website or, on your phone, in the app and Submit it. For more details, particularly about how to use the Options of Private and Public, see the attached.


 

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How to download the App

See attached instructions.

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