Kidz G.A.N.G. Service Every Sunday Morning at 10 am
575 E. Surfside Drive, Port Hueneme CA 93041
Victory Outreach Oxnard Kidz G.A.N.G., “God’s Anointed Next Generation,”
has been established to meet the needs of and creatively nurture children worldwide,
and to disciple a new generation unto the Lord Jesus Christ.
Kidz G.A.N.G. offers children a place where Kidz and their families can have fun while learning about Jesus Christ.
Kidz Crusades, Kidz Summer Camps and Sunday Schools are just some of the fun ways Kidz G.A.N.G. reaches out to children.
As a children's Pastor my main concern is the child's safety as well as their spiritual growth.
I believe that kidz of all ages are capable of falling in love with God and sustaining a relationship with him.
Children are are disciples just as much as adults are.
Pastor Sal and Monica Rodriguez Children's Pastors
We provide a safe environment at Children's Ministry at Victory Outreach Oxnard!
As a church family, we recognize that we have no greater responsibility than the care of and instruction of our children.
We take that responsibility seriously and want to ensure that our church provides the safest of environments for them.
As a result, we require background checks on all staff and volunteers who serve in any capacity in our Kidz G.A.N.G Ministry.
This includes: All teachers and volunteers.
Victory Outreach Oxnard Kidz G.A.N.G. “Safe Touch Policy”
Victory Outreach Church of Oxnard is committed to creating and promoting a positive,
nurturing environment for our children that protect our children from abuse and our staff and volunteers from misunderstandings.
Positive “affection” for those we serve is powerful in ministry, but what is actually positive and wanted “affection” is sometimes difficult to discern.
The behaviors suggested below are helpful when determining appropriate boundaries, as well as identifying individuals who are not maintaining safe boundaries with children.
These Guidelines are based, in large part, on avoiding behaviors often used by child molesters to groom children or youth and their parents for future abuse.
Children in need of healing can often benefit from positive touch and will seek it out.
Any questions about what kind of touch is appropriate with an anxious or distressed child should be discussed with the child’s parent.
The following guidelines are to be carefully followed by all staff, volunteers,
members or friends working around or relating to children and youth in any capacity.
Guidlines for appropriate affection
Positive and appropriate forms of affection:
- Brief side hugs (“1-2-3 hugs” that last 3 seconds)
- Pats on the shoulder or upper back
- Kneeling or bending down for hugs with small children
- Holding hands for prayer
- Always offering a choice: “would you like a high five or a hug?”
- Respecting their choice (including declining all choices)
- Soothing a child in distress by gently placing a hand on their back or along their upper spine. Stopping immediately if they do not like this
- “High-fives” and hand slapping
- Verbal praise
- Touching hands, shoulders and arms of children or youth
- Arms around shoulders
- Holding hands while walking with small children
- Sitting beside small children
Inappropriate forms of affection:
- Pats on head
- Inappropriate or lengthy embraces
- Holding children over three years old on the lap (unless an agreement has been made with caregivers of children who benefit from being held during times of anxiety or distress)
- Touching bottoms, chests or genital areas other than for appropriate diapering or toileting of infants and toddlers
- Showing affection in isolated areas such as bedrooms, closets, staff only areas or other private rooms
- Occupying a bed with a child or youth
- Touching face, knees or legs of children or yout
- Wrestling with children or youth
- Tickling children or youth
- Any type of massage given by a child or youth to an adult
- Any type of massage given by an adult to a child or youth
- Any form of unwanted affection
- Comments or compliments (spoken, written, or electronic) that relate to physique or body development. Examples would be, “You certainly are developing,” or “You look really hot in those jeans.”
- Snapping bras or giving wedgies or similar touch of underwear whether or not it is covered by other clothing
- Giving gifts or money to individual children or youth
- Private meals with individual children or youth
- Asking a child to hug you or sit in your lap
"Having a love for Kidz is having a love for the future."
"When you walk into a room filled with kidz you step into the future."