2020 Safe Church Webinar Series


Safe Church has committed to holding a monthly webinar (at 12 pm Eastern) on the last Wednesday of each month throughout 2020 in order to better connect, collaborate, and coordinate to end abuse. Here is an overview of all the webinars in 2020! We will be updating this page with written recaps and links to view the recorded webinars. Stay Tuned!

January 29 Connection Call: An Introduction to the Webinar Series. We also shared the guiding goals of Safe Church Ministry, and ideas for collaborating on Safe Church Resources. 


March 25 Connection Call: Creating a Safe Church Team in your classis and in your congregation. Note: we did not have a February webinar. 


April 29 Guest Webinar Speaker: Ruth Everhart, author of The #MeToo Reckoning: Facing the Church's Complicity in Sexual Abuse and Misconduct. Watch the webinar and find more resources here. 


May 27 Guest Webinar Speaker (12 pm Eastern): Chuck DeGroat, author of When Narcissism Comes to Church: Healing your Community from Emotional and Spiritual Abuse. View the webinar recording here


June 24 Connection Call (12 pm Eastern): How the Church Responds to Those With a Criminal History, our guest presenters will be Yvonne Lammers and Patricia Van Reenan, from the Safe Church Team in Classis Chatham. 


July 29 Connection Call (12 pm Eastern): Why the ACE Study Matters: Implications for Serving Those that Have Experienced Trauma and Adversity - Our guest will be Tara Boer, Certified ACEs Trainer,  Instructor of Social Work and Criminal Justice at Dordt University, and Safe Church Coordinator in Classis Iakota and Classis Heartland.  Find out about the study of Adverse Childhood Experiences and how families and church communities can offer important protective and mitigating factors.


August 26 Guest Webinar Speaker (12 pm Eastern): Boz Tchividjian, founder of GRACE (Godly Response to Abuse in the Christian Environment) will speak to us about his many years of experience empowering Christian communities to recognize, prevent and respond to abuse.


Stay Tuned for upcoming webinars in 2020! Mark your calendar now for the Safe Church webinar series on the last Wednesday of each month at noon Eastern time.

  • September 30th
  • October 28th
  • December 2nd
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