Adult MK Service Requirements

Thank you for working with us as we uphold our commitment to protect children and create safe communities where our staff, missionaries, volunteers and partners minister and live.

As part of our efforts, your adult-MK may need to complete a background check and ABWE’s child safety and security trainings.​ Please refer to the Policy for Background Checks and Online Safety & Security Training document on Central for all the details.

Quick Facts: What Does My Child Need?

  • A background check
  • Child safety training*
  • Security training

*There are no training requirements for those who are NOT participating in ministry.

Because ministry might be occurring in the home, they will need:

  • A background check
  • Child safety training
  • Security training

Contact the specific ministry to learn about their requirements, and how to adhere to any applicable local laws.


Trainings and background checks are valid for five years and allow for full participation in any ABWE-ministry activities during that time.

  • Background checks (varies with state) | $23-$88
  • Online Security Training | FREE
  • Child Safety Training | $15

Payments can be made through the ABWE payment portal or be charged to your ministry account.

Next Steps

If you have one or more children who need to fulfill these requirements, contact your region’s administrative assistant. They will take care of enrolling each adult child in the trainings and facilitate background checks, as needed.