Since 1996 Northside Church, under the leadership of Dr. Bill Burch and with the support of the Church Council and Staff, has implemented a “Safe Sanctuary” policy in accordance with the United Methodist Church Standing Rules and Georgia Legal Code.


Northside Church believes that the spiritual, emotional and physical well being of our children, youth and vulnerable adults is imperative. We must do all that we can to nurture and protect our children, youth and vulnerable adults. Our policy intends to provide a guide for that protection, as well as the protection of our adult workers (paid and volunteer) and the church. This policy is enacted to insure that the parents, members, volunteers and staff of Northside Church have a clear understanding of what the policies and procedures are regarding the safety of our children, youth and vulnerable adults.


The policy includes:

• background checks,

• routine training,

• two worker rule and/or floater, and

• reporting of incidents, accidents, and alleged abuse.


The leadership of Northside Church requests the cooperation of the all in our church, as they must abide by the guidelines of this policy.


You may complete the training online by:



To learn more about our policy or request training contact, Rev. Catherine Boothe at or 404-668-9890.


Northside Church

2799 Northside Dr NW

Atlanta, GA 30305

Phone: (404) 355-6475

Fax: (404) 355-6478

Sunday Worship Services

Traditional Service

- 8:30 AM and 11:00 AM - Sanctuary

Communion Service

- 9:30-9:45 AM - Prayer Chapel

Contemporary Service

- 9:45 AM - Faith & Arts Center

If an emergency occurs after office hours, please call the main church office and listen for the prompts, or press “8″ to leave a message. The pastor on call will contact you.

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Northside United Methodist Church is a Safe Sanctuary Church.

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