Education is the Best Prevention


We can begin to prevent abuse by starting at an early age to teach our children respect for themselves and for one another; and by helping them learn what to do in situations that feel unsafe. As our children grow up it’s important for the church to be a strong voice encouraging a healthy view of sexuality and promoting respectful relationships that honor our Lord.

Resources for Teaching

Circle of Grace equips children and youth to participate in a safe environment for themselves and others. A few lessons for each age group K-12 can be used alongside your church school curriculum to help build a safe community that respects the sacredness of relationships and prevents abuse.

Preview Packet
Letter to Churches
Order Form (PDF) (Word)
CRC Promotional Presentation on Safe Church Ministry and Circle of Grace

Drivers Training for Dating - How do we teach our teens about healthy relationships in a culture where sex has been reduced from a God-given intimate life-union to an activity only slightly more special than eating pizza? This resource written by Gayla Postma and Rev. William Veenstra can help.

Questions from the Pickle Jar A way to begin talking with young adults about healthy sexuality using questions from the pickle jar. Available for purchase from Faith Alive, or view in the CRC Digital Library.

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