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Do You Need Photo Permission Slips for Your Kids Ministry?

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Author/Source: Karl Bastian

Topic: Media Releases

It is a common children's ministry myth that you need a media release for pictures to be taken of kids in your ministry. This comes up often in social media conversations, so Karl answers this question here.

COMMON QUESTION: Do you need a media or photo release from every child in your ministry to take their picture and use pictures of kids in your minsitry promotional materials?

QUICK ANSWER: No. This is not necessary.

It is a common misunderstanding that you need to get a photo release for your kids ministry. While this comes out of a sincere and understandable desire to protect children, and I'll address that below, the church is a public place and you are able to take pictures of anybody in public places. In addition, you also have permission to use those photos in promotional materials, on your website, on social media, or in video, or any way you'd like. That media is your property.

So what are photo releases for? 



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