Ministry Partner Background Checks

Click each step to expand instructions.

  • STEP 1: PA Child Abuse History Clearance

  • STEP 2: PA Criminal History Report

    Go to Pennsylvania’s Criminal History Report site »

    Choose New Record Check (volunteers only) this insures you are completing the free version of the required report.


  • STEP 3: FBI Fingerprinting Affidavit -OR- Criminal History Report

    OPTION 1: FBI Fingerprinting Affidavit

    Complete the affidavit only if you have lived in PA for the past 10 years. Click here to download the affidavit.

    OPTION 2: FBI Criminal History Report: approx $20-30

    Fingerprinting is only needed if you have NOT lived in PA for the past 10 years. If you are required to complete this step, you will have to travel to be fingerprinted.


  • STEP 4: Turn in Required Documents

    • Mail to: 2530 Cape Horn Road Red Lion PA 17356
    • Hand deliver to main office: Monday – Thursday, 8:00 am-5:00 pm
    • Drop of Sundays at designated locations (place papers in sealed envelope):
      • student::life – use the mailbox located outside of the Hub doors
      • kid::life – drop off at the check-in counter in the kid::life lobby
    • Email your completed clearances to

      Financial Reimbursement

      Ministry Partners who are required to pay for their clearances will be reimbursed only when the clearances are obtained for the purpose of serving as a Ministry Partner at Living Word. Click here to complete the reimbursement form. Return this form with the other required documents.

      Special Note

      If you already have the above-listed clearances, please submit a copy to the Ministry you serve in. Reimbursements will not be offered for clearances previously obtained for other purposes.


student::life: Admin at
kid::life: Contact Dawn at 755.0089 x 131