Background Check & Conduct Statement
In the state of Texas, any person who has the opportunity for direct contact with children in childcare facilities must by law sign a Conduct Statement, verifying absence of felony activity as listed below. It is policy for Gateway Community Church to take the same precautions for the protection of our children and students. Thank you for supporting this initiative. In addition to this Conduct Statement we run background checks on all of our Gateway Kids children's ministry volunteers every two years.
Please READ carefully and ANSWER below:
I swear or affirm under penalty of perjury that I do NOT now and I have NOT at any time, either as an adult or as a juvenile:
1. Been convicted of; 2. Pleaded guilty to (whether or not resulting in a conviction) 3. Pleaded nolo contendre or no contest to; 4. Admitted; 5. Had any judgment or order rendered against me (whether by default or otherwise); 6. Entered into any settlement of an action or claim of; 7. Had any license, certification, employment, or volunteer position suspended, revoked, terminated, or adversely affected because of; 8. Been diagnosed as having or have been treated for any mental or emotional condition arising from; 9. Resigned under threat of termination of employment or volunteerism for; 10. Had a report of child abuse or neglect made and substantiated against me for; 11. Have any pending criminal charges against me in this or any other jurisdiction for;
Any conduct, matter or thing (irrespective of formal name thereof) constituting or involving (whether under criminal or civil law of any jurisdiction):
1. Any felony; 2. Rape or other sexual assault; 3. Physical, sexual, emotional abuse and/or neglect of a minor; 4. Incest; 5. Exploitation; 6. Sexual misconduct with a minor; 7. Molestation of a child; 8. Lewdness or indecent exposure; 9. Lewd and lascivious behavior; 10. Obscene or pornographic literature, photographs, or videos; 11. Assault, battery, or any violent offense involving a minor; 12. Endangerment of a child; 13. Any misdemeanor or other offense classification involving a minor to which a minor was a witness; 14. Unfitness as a parent or custodian; 15. Removing children from a state or concealing children in violation of a court order; 16. Restrictions or limitations on contact or visitation with children or minors; 17. Any type of child abduction; or 18. Similar or related conduct, matters, or things.