Check out these powerful video resources related to abuse by clergy or ministry leaders.
In July, a news story hit the web about four male students who developed a fingernail polish that indicates the presence of date rape drugs by changing color after being dipped in the drink. While many applauded this invention, some saw negative implications.
The church, as a living, breathing organism, can be left in ashes and its membership spiritually wounded, if a report of sexual abuse is not handled properly.
Designed for small groups, but also valuable for personal use, this 10-session guide uses Bible study, reflection, writing, prayer, and art to engage people in active participation with God on a journey of restoration and healing.
This webinar is designed to help us understand the problem of domestic violence, so that we can recognize it and respond in practical and effective ways.
While questions remain about the NFL’s handling of domestic violence among players, further questions arise regarding how our culture, our church, views domestic abuse.
Find resources from Safe Church Ministry related to pornography awareness.
These websites offer excellent resources related to abuse by clergy or ministry leaders.
Abuse concerns us all and needs to be addressed by us all.
I was sexually assaulted by a professor from my Christian undergraduate university. After reporting it to the university, I sought out my church family and other Christian friends for guidance and comfort. What I often received, though, were pointed questions and veiled accusations...
Respect is the hallmark of healthy relationships in the home and in community. Expect respect to ensure personal safety and safe churches, homes and communities.
Becoming a proactive community that prevents abuse is part of being disciples of Christ!
The following resources from The Worship Sourcebook would work well for an abuse awareness service.
We welcomed people as they arrived, while being hopeful that people would take time on a summer evening to come to an inspiring program. The featured speaker was nationally known Christian author, speaker, and licensed family and marriage counselor...
Website changes, your chance to vote, and events happening this fall.
In the last year or so, I have observed a disturbing trend: the introduction and acceptance of a mindset into our culture.
Are there warning signs in a relationship?
Recommended steps for child safety this summer.
The Circle of Grace curriculum teaches children and youth how to identify and maintain appropriate physical, emotional, spiritual and sexual boundaries; recognize when boundary violations are about to occur; and demonstrate how to take action when boundaries are threatened or violated.
If you think that sex trafficking doesn’t happen where you live, think again.
In a recent blog with Rhymes with Religion, Boz Tchividjian asserts the need for seminaries to provide formal training for church leaders in preventing and responding to child abuse.
Through any transition, Safe Church Ministry, in one form or another, will survive and grow. Why? Because churches need to know how to protect the children and vulnerable people entrusted to their care.
What comes to mind when you hear the phrase “boys will be boys”? What does it mean in our culture to be masculine?
The Advisory Panel Process has been put in place to support Christian Reformed congregations in responding to church leader misconduct.
Each ministry leader had 2 minutes to say something about the ministry he or she was involved in; who knows where this relationship could go? Here’s my Safe Church “speed dating” pitch...