Good Shepherd Quiz
If you haven't viewed the Good Shepherd Power Point presentation, you'll want to go back.
What is one way having the Good Shepherd process helps Living Word?
True or False - Having this process ensures that no one at Living Word will ever be abused and that no volunteer will ever be the subject of a false allegation.
Who is considered a child or youth at Living Word?
All 17 year olds and under
all 18 year olds and under, except 18 yr olds who graduated from high school
Jane Smith is planning to work in the kitchen while the Children's Ministry has a Parent Night Out event that will involve serving the kids dinner, but she will not be supervising the kids directly.
Jane is a primary worker.
Jane is a secondary worker.
True or False - Primary workers must be Good Shepherd certified to volunteer.
How many adult persons are required for every situation?
True or False - It is okay to have only one teacher in a classroom as long as the door remains open and there is a hallway helper working?
What grade must a youth have completed before they can volunteer to serve in younger children's ministries at Living Word?
John Jones graduated from high school last year, loved youth group, and has a current Good Shepherd certification. You are a high school youth small group leader and John knows you need another chaperone for a day trip to serve at Kingdom House, and he has asked if he can come along to help. What is your answer and why?
I am Good Shepherd certified, and am also an authorized driver. This morning I received a phone call that my insurance is temporarily suspended because I forgot to pay my last premium, and I am scheduled to drive kids to an event tomorrow night! What should I do?
You should never touch a child in an area that would be covered by
True or False - Toddlers should never sit in the lap of a volunteer.
I am serving in the toddler room on Sunday morning, and during dropoff a mom tells me that Sally has been a bear this morning, and that if she gets out of line in Sunday School, a quick slap on the hand will probably set her straight. Now Sally is swatting at another toddler who is playing with a toy she wants, and is pitching a fit. Mom said it’s OK, so can I smack the back of her hand when she reaches out to hit the other toddler?
You and a youth helper are working in the nursery on Sunday morning, and a visiting mom asks if it would be OK for her five year old to stay in the nursery with her toddler little sister to help her feel more comfortable while the parents are in worship. There aren’t any other children in the nursery right now, there are two of you available, and saying “no” seems so unfriendly and unwelcoming. What will you say?
I’m on the missions committee, and I have a meeting tonight and my wife is out of town. I have a 4th grader and a 7th grader. Which of the following is the right option for me?
Let my kids hang out in the youth room down the hall while I’m in my meeting
Let my kids wait in the lobby while I’m in my meeting
Bring my 4th grader into the meeting with me while my 7th grader does homework in the lobby
True or False - I have Missouri Conference Safe Sanctuary certification, so I don't need to do Living Word's Good Shepherd certification.
I am helping to plan an overnight trip with our youth group consisting of boys and girls. A church has offered to let us spend the night in their gym. It’s a BIG gym, and it seems like we can easily keep the boys and girls separated on opposite ends of the room. Is that OK?
I am helping to plan on overnight trip with youth consisting of boys and girls. We’ll be staying in a hotel with indoor halls, with kids of the same sex sharing rooms. What are adult chaperones on the trip required to do overnight?
I am a small group leader for youth, and one of the girls in my group told me she has been cutting herself and hiding it, and begged me not to tell anyone. What should I do?
I am a youth, and I also help teach toddler Sunday School almost every week. A parent of one of the toddlers has called me at home and asked if I can babysit at their house on Friday night. Is that OK?
John Jones and Jim Smith are co-leaders of a boys youth small group. John got handed three tickets to the Cardinals game, and he and Jim want to drive Dave, the 17-year old male youth group president, down to the game as a thank you gift for all his hard work this year. Is that OK?
In the previous scenario, what if Dave is the one with the tickets, he asks his parents if he can invite John and Jim to the game with him, his parents say OK, and John and Jim let Dave’s parents know when Dave has made the invitation? Is that OK?
We are four small group leaders for youth, and we planned a Saturday morning to volunteer at The Bridge, with two of us driving our SUV’s with four kids and two adults each, but now only one teen has shown up at church to participate. Which of the following is our best option?
send two of us home, while the other two take the teen to The Bridge
stay at church and see if we can find some volunteer work to do there
cancel the event
What is one sign of potential abuse or neglect of a vulnerable adult?
If you suspect a child, youth or vulnerable adult is being abused, what should you do?
True or False - A youth tells me she has been sexually abused by another volunteer at church, so I should immediately confront that volunteer with what she told me and get his side of the story.
True or False - Missouri is a mandatory reporting state for volunteers and paid workers with children.
I teach second grade Sunday School, and Johnny is usually outgoing and always joins in the fun. Today he is quiet and withdrawn, and when I approached him to ask how he was feeling, he pulled himself into a ball and said “fine”. It’s not at all like him, and I have this bad feeling about it, but the rational part of me knows even kids have bad days. Should I say anything to the Director of Children’s Ministries?
Who do you contact if you witness your staff liaison abusing another person?
In case of a fire, while taking your group to the nearest exit, what else should you bring outside?
We are in the youth room for a youth event, and the tornado sirens sound even though the weather seems fine outside. I have my Iphone, and the radar on my weather app looks like the tornado is in north county. Should we disrupt everything we’re in the middle of and head to level one?
In the event of damage to the building, who should you contact?
What number do you dial to make an emergency all-church announcement, such as an intruder alert, from a church phone?
What 2 items do I need to submit along with my
Auto Safety Form if I will be driving others on trips?
I disagree with some of the Good Shepherd policies. Which of the following are options for me? (click all that apply)
decide not to volunteer with children, youth, or vulnerable adults at Living Word
get certified, and follow the policies I agree with and ignore the others
contact a Leadership Team liason to discuss my concerns so they can be raised and voted on at the next Leadership Team meeting.
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