Dear Prospective or Current Member,

Due to the outward orientation of Mercy Street Church (MSC), our members are often in the vicinity of or interacting with children and/or youth. Such interactions are as follows—Sunday & Life Group Gatherings, Family Ministries, Neighboring and other outreach opportunities, services and events as they arise. In order to protect our family and to keep the church above reproach, we have developed a membership process that assimilates perspective members into the life of the body of MSC. As a result, MSC conducts background checks and requires Child and Youth Safety training as a prerequisite to becoming a covenant family member.

STEPS TO COMPLETE Background Check + Child/Youth Safety Training

1. Complete the background check in its entirety and click submit. 

2. The Child/Youth Safety training video link will be emailed to the address you provided. The email will come from either or The training video will take 30 – 45 minutes, with a short quiz to follow. At the completion of the quiz, a certificate will display with your results; these results will automatically be emailed to the church on your behalf.

3. You will receive a follow-up email from MSC regarding next steps in your covenant membership process.

We appreciate your understanding, trusting our leadership, and committing to this church and mission. Please know that your information will be kept in confidence. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Ryan Sears, Director of Operations, via email at