This free 90-minute webinar will help faith communities identify the signs of abuse of power and offer a roadmap for church renewal.
This webinar will explore biblical perspectives on human dignity and reflect on what it means to live out this truth in our church life together.
In these webinars, we will hear from a variety of people that will inspire us to wonder together at how we can create healthy and safe cultures in our congregations and communities.
Resources for Abuse Awareness Sunday 2021 "Safe Church Ministry: Not Just a Policy, a Way of Being the Church." Includes a sermon starter, prayers and song suggestions along with ideas for moving beyond policy to become a safer church.
As of last month, I left my job at the seminary to begin working with Safe Church Ministry. Perhaps you are wondering why.
How might the communication system of trees help churches learn to steward cultures of renewal, health, healing, and wholeness?
Safe Church Ministry is excited to welcome Dr. Amanda Benkhuysen as the new director.
God has blessed Safe Church Ministry, and Safe Church has blessed individuals, congregations, and classes, even during a pandemic. Join in the blessings, support Safe Church Ministry in 2020.
A 2020 update on the ongoing development of the abuse of power training for pastors in the Christian Reformed Church.
Safe Church leadership will soon change as I plan to retire in November. Yet the work of equipping congregations in abuse awareness, prevention, and response will continue.
Safe Church seems to have received a lot of attention in recent years, in part due to the #MeToo movement. Many people are surprised to find out that it has a much longer history.
These are adoptions from Synod 2019 that pertain to specifically to classes. These adoptions were recommended from the Addressing Abuse of Power Report.
This sermon explores how we as a church lament our history and move from using power for ourselves to using our power with generosity, the way Jesus modeled and taught us.
This is more than a “special offering” Sunday. It’s an opportunity to bring an issue out into the light that too often remains hidden.
In 1994, Synod approved the formation of the abuse prevention ministry. Synod took a brave step because it could not have anticipated all that followed. In truth, no one knew what God had in store for the CRCNA.
For 25 years, we've been talking about preventing and responding to abuse in our church contexts. Here's a look back and a prayer for the future.