四月，比尔-海波斯（Bill Hybels）从柳溪教会辞职，教会承诺要调查针对他的一些新指控。最初，他否认说几位女性的故事是捏造的。本月初，Heather Larson牧师和其他几位长老也已辞职，他们都在最初指控出现时支持过海波斯。
Whenever a church member or leader is accused and arrested for a criminal sexual offense, there are serious repercussions in the entire community, both in and outside the church.
This story should help us realize that sexual assault must never be minimized and there must always be proper discipline administered to those who abuse their power. This too should remind us of the devastation that sexually inappropriate and assaultive behavior causes for women and men in all walks of life.
From an outsider looking in at this situation and how it continues to unfold, there are some lessons that we in Safe Church Ministry should consider.
This resource is a consolidation of guidelines that CRC Synods have adopted over time, as a supplement to the Church Order, to equip churches to deal with an abuse allegation in a manner that is consistent with CRC beliefs and values.
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