The three mandates of safe church teams remain unchanged. They are: to offer education to increase awareness about abuse, to support those impacted by abuse, and to offer the Advisory Panel Process for handling allegations of abuse against a church leader.
Most often, we Christians don’t feel a particularly warm response toward laws that impose themselves on church practices such as our facilities and our public events. But someone sent me an article recently that celebrates a law that requires churches to comply.
For a Muslim believer, the Qu’ran is the eternal word of God that exists in heaven in the Arabic language. When the Qu’ran is translated into another language, say English, it must be called “the meaning of the Qur’an.”
Great teachers are those who passionately follow Jesus Christ and share their faith out of the overflow of their hearts! Here is a helpful list of Lenten devotions to pass along to your teaching team to encourage a deeper walk with Christ during this special season.
Work was one of the many blessings God gave to humankind when they were created. (Genesis 1:22 and 2:15) As a society, we need to do everything possible to provide our citizens opportunities to work. These opportunities must include supported employment such as sheltered workshops.
“… Severe and repeated trauma during youth may have enduring effects upon both neurobiological and psychological development altering stress responsivity and altering adult behaviour patterns … these individuals experience a greatly increased risk of mood, anxiety and personality disorders throughout adult life.” - Adults Surviving Child Abuse http://www.asca.org.au/home.aspx
In part two of this five part book report series, Paul Worster, shares his heart, his experience and four highlights from the book, Leading Missional Communities: Rediscovering the Power of Living on Mission Together.